You may have heard of the biggest Irish Festival in the world, which just took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a very busy weekend with an amazing 125,000 visiting the festival which displays everything that is Irish or has Irish connections.
Duncan and Richard Blair of Blairs Inn near Blarney (Co. Cork) were invited to showcase their award winning pub’s traditional food and drink at the 35th Annual Milwaukee Irish Fest. The brothers demonstrated their flair for serving the best of traditional, locally produced food and artisan brews. Among others they used the Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon for their food demos.
Some of the other produce being showcased by the Blair brothers in Milwaukee included fellow Good Food Ireland members: Keoghs crisps, Foods of Athenry soda bread mix, Donegal Irish Rapeseed Oil, Mr Jeffares Blackcurrant Cordial, Chocolate Garden of Ireland chocolate items and Cooleeney Cheeses. A fantastic array of products made with passion and care by great Irish food champions!
Duncan Blair was responsible for demonstrating his skills for re-interpreting well-loved dishes like Corned Beef with a fresh and modern twist while Richard was on hand to produce complementary drinks for each dish tying in the craft beer movement that is becoming ever more popular in Ireland, and internationally.
The brothers were running a food and drink demonstration each day over the course of the 3 day festival, as part of the “Celtic Kitchen” - a new addition to the festival which focuses on the best of traditional and modern Irish and Celtic food.
Duncan and Richard Blair were on American live TV during the festival, and among others, they mentioned the Burren Smokehouse, Kerry Gold, Organic Herb Company and Cooleeney Cheese. This is what Duncan said about our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon:
"This is the Burren Smokehouse salmon, Birgitta Curtin makes this beautiful, probably the best smoked salmon in my opinion in Ireland.It's an oak-smoked salmon from County Clare, fabulous."
Thanks so much Duncan and Richard, for your kind words, and for promoting Irish produce in the States!
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