A Toast to the Irish

  • March 14, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

In 1848, nine fervent Irish nationalists-Thomas Francis Meagher, John Mitchel, Patrick O’Donoghue, Terence Bellew McManus, William O’Brien, Charles Gavan Duffy, John Dillon, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, and Richard O’Gorman-valiantly fought for Irish independence. They lost. Later tried, convicted and sentenced to death, the Nine Fine found themselves ripe for political martyrdom-and the British monarchy knew it. As a result, their death sentences were commuted and most were exiled all the way to Tasmania-not a nice place to visit or live. This is where their epic tale of redemption begins.

Five of the men-Meagher, Mitchel, O’Donoghue, McManus, and O’Brien-were forcefully sent to Satan’s vacationland. The sixth, Duffy-who was tried but acquitted due to lack of evidence-voluntarily made the trip to Tasmania. The other three men-Dillon, McGee and O’Gorman-escaped to America. As to their fates, some became noted authors, others Civil War heroes. One was named a minister of agriculture and one was elected prime minister.

I always wanted to try this restaurant and the menu looks great.

Meetup fee $1.00

LUNCH MENU

Served daily from 11 am until 4 pm

~ STARTERS ~

DRUNKEN ONION RINGS
Bloody Mary marinated and beer battered onion rings with spicy mustard

POTATO BASKET**
Rustic fried potato slices with sides of red and yellow curry dipping sauces

BEER N' CHEESE DIP
Creamy dip made with Smithwick's Ale and Irish cheddar cheese with assorted country breads

STEAK & STOUT PIES
Guinness braised beef & mushrooms with tomato relish and chive dressing

FRIED SAUSAGES
Ale battered and spicy sausages with sides of Guinness and honey mustard dipping sauces

BAKED BRIE
Brie cheese baked in chili oil with oven roasted tomatoes,balsamic reduction and lavosh crackers

STEAMERS
Little neck clams in a white wine, garlic and tomato broth served with ciabatta bread

PARTY PLATTER
Drunken Onion Rings, Fried Potatoes, Fried Sausages and Buffalo Chicken Wings

~ SOUPS & SALADS ~

COLCANNON SOUP
Creamy soup puréed with potatoes, cabbage and leeks, topped with crispy Irish bacon

SEAFOOD CHOWDER
Clams, mussels and fish in a creamy white wine broth

MIXED GREEN SALAD
Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and balsamic vinaigrette

TOMATO SALAD
Goat, blue and farmhouse cheeses drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction

HERB CRUSTED GOAT CHEESE SALAD**
Arugula with oven dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and hazelnut vinaigrette

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
Spinach with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, farmhouse cheese and mustard vinaigrette

GRILLED SALMON SALAD*
Mixed greens with tomatoes, pickled veggies, goat cheese and citrus dill dressing

~ SANDWICHES ~
choice of Irish Chips, Coleslaw
or Potato Salad

SLOPPY PAT
Our Irish version of a Sloppy Joe. Ground beef, diced red potatoes and cabbage braised in Guinness then                             slow cooked in a tangy rosemary tomato sauce topped with crumbled goat cheese on a sesame seed
bun 14

TURKEY PANINI**
Roasted turkey breast on muesli loaf with Muenster cheese and spicy cranberry chutney

BANGER ON A BUN*
Irish banger wrapped in American bacon, served in a bun with braised cabbage and onions                             topped with Guinness mustard 13

CORNED BEEF SANDWICH
Sliced corned beef on toasted marble rye with your choice of spicy mustard or bacon
mayo 14

BRAISED BEEF TIP SANDWICH*
Sirloin beef tips braised in Guinness with sautéed mushrooms and onions served on a toasted hoagie roll                             topped with melted Munster cheese and drizzled with Guinness mustard mayo 16

GRILLED CHEDDAR BURGER*
Irish cheddar, Irish bacon, tomato chutney and garlic mayo on a sesame seed bun 15

CHICKEN AND BRIE CHEESE SANDWICH*
Grilled chicken breast topped with melted brie cheese and caramelized onions served on a toasted                             sourdough Kaiser roll with garlic mayo

~ TRADITIONS ~

IRISH BREAKFAST*
Two eggs, rashers of bacon, bangers, black & white puddings,roasted tomato and sautéed mushrooms

SHEPHERD'S PIE
Port wine infused beef tips and ground beef, onions and carrots, crusted with mashed potatoes

IRISH BANGER
Traditional Irish sausage on mustard mashed potatoes with mushroom jus

FISH & CHIPS
Beer battered Cod and Irish chips with tartar sauce

LAMB STEW
Lamb stew with potatoes and vegetables in a traditional broth

~ SIDES ~
$5 or 2 for $8 with purchase of Entrée

Sautéed peas

Mashed potatoes

Mustard mashed potatoes

Roasted shallot mashed potatoes

Colcannon mashed potatoes

Goat cheese mashed potatoes

Irish chips

Mac n cheese

Creamed corn

GLUTEN LUNCH



Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry will not attend.

    March 14, 2013

  • Maggie R.

    Sorry

    March 13, 2013

  • Barbara

    Have fun tomorrow. Sorry I will be gone. Look for each other so you can sit together.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still in the Hosp! It's getting very old! So won't b there!

    March 13, 2013

  • Judylynn J

    Just getting over bronchidis. Nasty cough still lingering. Not suitable for the public yet. Have fun

    March 12, 2013

  • Barbara

    I am in New York City this week. Sorry. Have a wonderful lunch.

    March 9, 2013

  • Barbara

    I have added the lunch menu for those who do not know how to access on the web.

    March 6, 2013

  • Barbara

    I have to fly to New York and will be gone March 14. Can someone who is going be the host for me?

    March 5, 2013

  • Valerie B.

    working

    March 5, 2013

  • Maggie R.

    I'm going!!
    My friend will verify by tomorrow.

    February 16, 2013

  • Diana

    Sorry, I thought I could attend, but we'll be in LA

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to go.

    January 25, 2013

  • Barbara

    You can see the menu on line under Nine Fine Irishmen. Very long so I did not post.

    January 25, 2013

  • HELEN W.

    Can we see the menu first, Barbara? If you can't post it, how about a link?

    January 25, 2013

  • Judylynn J

    If I'm not working

    January 25, 2013

3 went

  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy