Looking for a Restaurant on Saint Patrick’s day?
The St. Patrick’s festival is taking place in Dublin from the 16th to the 19th March 2017.
With a fun packed programme including; The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, City at Play Funfairs, Street Theatre & the Festival Céilí, Dublin is the place to be this St Patrick’s day. See full details here
Restaurant 104, in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra, is only a 15 minute walk from Dublin City Centre and is open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner, from 9am to 10pm.
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the team at Restaurant 104 are putting on their famous Irish Stew.
Irish stew is a celebrated Irish dish, yet its composition is a matter of dispute.
Purists maintain that the only acceptable and traditional ingredients are neck mutton chops or kid, potatoes, onions, and water. Others would add such items as carrots, turnips, and pearl barley; but the purists maintain that they spoil the true flavour of the dish.
The ingredients are boiled and simmered slowly for up to two hours. Mutton was the dominant ingredient because the economic importance of sheep lay in their wool and milk produce and this ensured that only old or economically non-viable animals ended up in the cooking pot, where they needed hours of slow cooking. Irish stew is the product of a culinary tradition that relied almost exclusively on cooking over an open fire. It seems that Irish stew was recognized as early as about 1800.
200 years on, Restaurant 104 sticks as close to the original recipe as possible although using lamb instead of mutton to ensure the meat is as tender as possible.
So why not drop by and enjoy some traditional Irish fare with a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness before you head in to the Parade or join us in this beautiful building, immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses, for dinner and we will treat you to great music, friendly staff and above all great food.