St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, lands on a Saturday this year, all the more reason to get your green and your Guinness on. Since you’re online already, here’s a vid from CHOW on pouring the perfect pint o’ Guinness from a can. Watch and learn.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, WILLIAM CROSS WINE MERCHANTS is highlighting green wines at their weekly tasting on Wednesday March 14th, 6pm-9pm. And by green, they mean organic, biodynamic, and/or sustainable wines from all over the world that you can feel good about drinking. 2253 Polk St. at Green, 415-346-1314.
~BAKER & BANKER~ has the sweets covered with green cupcakes made of Guinness devil’s food cake with Bailey’s buttercream frosting.
Here’s an unexpected way to spend St. Patrick’s Day, perfect for cheese-lovers: DISCOVERY STREET TOURS will lead a special edition of their walking tour The Science of Bread and Cheese. They’ll focus on Irish cheeses and what’s special about the cows, milk, and cheese-aging microbes of the Emerald Isle. Ends with a bread-and-cheese picnic. $65. Tickets online. 1:30pm-4pm, meeting at Allyne Park at Green and Gough Sts.
Since Italian Father’s Day (aka St. Joseph’s Feast, March 19th) is so close to St. Patrick’s Day, ~PALIO D’ASTI~ is offering up an Irish-Italian feast of a menu this Saturday. Just reading it makes you want to loosen your belt a notch: eight starters (including house-pickled vegetables, Venetian-style crab-stuffed deviled eggs, polenta home fries, garbanzo bean and salami salad with mozzarella, fried baby artichokes with Meyer lemon aioli), three types of risotto (braised lamb, peas, pecorino, saffron; Tuscan-style spicy seafood, red wine; and smoked wild mushrooms), and several second courses (beer-braised corned beef and cabbage platter, spicy sautéed white prawns, rosemary and garlic crusted lemon chicken, slow roasted pork loin with mustard sauce, and grilled asparagus and baked potato gratin with Fontina cheese). Finish the feast with a grand Sicilian dessert sampler. Don’t forget they have a full bar. Adults $65, children under 13 pay their age.
Photo of St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes from Baker & Banker.
Saturday Mar 17, 2012