The Irish in New Orleans: A Celtic Creole Courtship

Thursday, January 1st

12:00am - 12:00amSpirited Dinner® Series

The Irish House
1432 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130
Presented by Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Chef- Matt Murphy
Bar Chef- Robert Sickler

Reception at 6:30pm
Dinner begins at 7:00pm

Capacity- 70
Reservation Phone Number- (504) 595-6755

The Irish in New Orleans
A Celtic Creole Courtship

Join Diageo Master of Whisky Robert Sickler as he hosts a spirited dinner with the famed Bushmills Irish Whiskey portfolio at the Irish House, one of New Orleans’ most coveted venues for Irish libations and Celtic fare.

When most consider the cultural influences of New Orleans the French, African, Spanish and Creole immediately come to mind. In the early 1800’s, however, a rather significant wave of Irish immigrants landed in the Crescent City, shaping the city’s commerce, history and culture with their own unique customs and flair. This dinner will showcase Irish whiskey, Irish heritage and Irish influence in the city of New Orleans.

A Creole Celtic Courtship will showcase food pairings created by award-winning, internationally trained Chef Matt Murphy. A Dublin native, Murphy has worked and studied in kitchens in Ireland, England, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Hawaii and New Orleans. He brings an international arsenal of culinary wisdom to his daily approach to cooking, while embracing the regional and historic influences of New Orleans. The dinner will include dishes with an Irish emphasis but presented with a local accent.

Robert will introduce a portfolio tasting of the renowned Bushmills portfolio, highlighting its history, unique recipe, maturation expertise and commitment to world class quality. He and Denver mixologist Darci Armstrong will also be presenting a series of refreshing cocktails with ingredients which reflect the fellow cultures which helped form the personality and color of New Orleans. They will consist of Bushmills whiskies as the base, with the addition of Spanish Sherries, French liqueurs, Creole bitters, Caribbean liqueurs, African teas, Italian Amaros and fresh, local produce.

Matt Ahearn of the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans will also speak on the Irish influence of New Orleans, starting with the New Basin Canal, the settling of Adele Street and the Irish channel, early influence in local politics, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1809, historic Irish landmarks, and local Irish businesses in New Orleans today.
Whether you’re a history buff, whiskey lover, cocktail enthusiast or a fan of the Irish this is a spirited dinner not to miss!


Bushmills & Bushmills Irish Honey

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Bacon and Cheddar Croquettes
Miniature Chicken Truffle Tarts
Baked Crab malihide

Served with St. Alphonses Cocktail & St. Mary’s Market Cocktail

Housemade Soda Bread with creamery butter

Bushmills 10 Year
Pork and morel rilletes
wrapped in proscuitto with green tomato chutney and raisin-fig butter sauce

Served with Tchoupitoulas Cocktail

Bushmills 16 Year
Seared Confit Duck Tournedos
over smoked cheddar mashed potatoes with an orange, apple and vanilla tapenade, finished with rosemary sauce

Served with Irish Bayou Cocktail

21 Year Bushmills
Roasted Petit Filet and Lobster Napoleon with lemon and pineapple risotto, caraway mole sauce

Served with Alexander O’Reilly Cocktail

Bushmills Black Bush
Sticky Toffee Pudding atopped with coconut ice cream

Served with John Sullivan Cocktail


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