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Friday, March 15, 2019

#DAYLIGHT @TourismIreland #StPats #StPatricksDay #Manhattan @NiallGibbons #IrishCuisine #Ireland @MeetInIrelandUS @NoelMcMeel @LoughErneResort #IrelandPeachy #WhomYouKnow : Top Irish Chefs visit New York Spreading the Great Irish Culinary Tradition! #StPats2019 @BostonCollege @UCC

Peachy and her Grammy on her first St. Patrick's Day

Ever since this picture was taken and possibly before, Peachy was taught by her grandmother, a Deegan who was 100% Irish but treated it like 200%, that there are two kinds of people in this world: those that are IRISH and those that wish they were, further reinforced later in life with the great Irish traditions of @BostonCollege and @UCC.  St. Patrick's Day is one of the most important days of the year and we were honored and thrilled to join Tourism Ireland this week in Manhattan for Irish culinary endeavors.  
Three of Ireland’s leading chefs joined Tourism Ireland in New York to cook up a memorable St Patrick’s Day meal and to raise the profile of an Irish culinary scene that has enjoyed a huge renaissance in the last number of years.   
Ruth Moran of Tourism Ireland and Noel McMeel

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cooking School in Co Cork, Noel McMeel from the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh and celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna delivered an Irish culinary masterclass to assembled media and travel trade at ‘Cooking By The Book’ in Tribeca with the flair and warmth uniquely congruent with Irish hospitality.   We were delighted to meet them all and look forward to hearing from more Irish brand owners in culinary endeavors and imbibing endeavors: the world needs to develop a heightened awareness of the brilliance of each respectively, and pairing the two together: an endeavor which we hope to pursue in coming posts.  Stay tuned.
Darina Allen established Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983 with her brother Rory O'Connell. She is the author of over 10 books and presenter of numerous Television series. Dubbed "The Julia Child of Ireland" by the San Francisco Chronicle, she is a tireless ambassador for Irish food and a passionate and committed teacher. 

No stranger to the US, Noel McMeel received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Johnson & Wales and Boston Universities. Noel’s professional training includes stints with Jean-Louis Palladin at the Watergate and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in San Francisco. Now based at The Lough Erne Golf Resort, Noel has earned critical acclaim for his use of carefully sourced ingredients and his modern Irish cooking style. Here is the salmon he prepared:
This year - Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and broadcaster Clodagh McKenna celebrates 20 years working in food. Clodagh’s recipes can be seen in any of her five best-selling cookbooks, on her YouTube channel or in one of her regular slots on TV. She has a restaurant in Dublin called Clodagh’s Kitchen, where customers can sample her food ethos, which focuses on simple, local and seasonal produce with a fresh take on Irish cooking 

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President US and Canada said “We are delighted to be here in New York profiling everything that is great about the culinary scene in Ireland. From Michelin Star restaurants, to gastro pubs and farmers markets we now have a culinary experience to rival the best in Europe. We are delighted to be joined today by three such eminent ambassadors for Irish food who carry with them a message about the special and unique treats that await on an Irish foodie vacation. 

Ms Metcalfe continued “In 2018, we welcomed a record 1.9 million US visitors to the island of Ireland. Our fabulous culinary offering has now joined a long list of reasons why one might choose Ireland for a vacation. With increased air access in 2019 and a targeted and multi layered marketing strategy we look forward to further growth and continuing to work with our great culinary travel partners to deliver a warm welcome and the vacation experience of a lifetime.”

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