What made Milwaukee famous… is all about to change! The boys from Blairs Inn, Cloghroe, Blarney Co. Cork are taking part in the world’s largest Irish festival in Milwaukee. They are winging their way there – as we speak!
Duncan and Richard Blair of Blairs Inn, have been invited to showcase their award winning pub’s traditional food and drink at the forthcoming 35th Annual Milwaukee Irish Fest from August 14-16 2015. The festival is the largest Irish festival in the world, attracting over 125,000 people over the weekend. The brothers, who are the second generation to manage the restaurant and pub close to Blarney, will demonstrate their flair for serving the best of traditional, locally produced food. Alongside it, they will also be recommending complementary craft beers and cocktails to wash it all down! What a treat instore Stateside!
Some of the produce being showcased by the Blair boys in Milwaukee in the coming days include 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, Burren Smokehouse Smoked Salmon, and Cooleeney Cheeses Daru, Gortnamona and Gleann Orr. A fantastic array of products made with passion and care by our great Irish food champions!
“This is an amazing opportunity to highlight the best of Irish and in particular Cork produce to the Irish American market and to also reiterate the beauty of Blarney as a destination when travelling to Ireland. We’re delighted to have been asked to be part the event and are really excited about representing the pub and also Blarney”, said Duncan, who will be responsible for demonstrating his skills for re-interpreting well-loved dishes like Corned Beef with a fresh and modern twist. Richard will be on hand to produce complementary drinks for each dish tying in the craft beer movement that is becoming ever more popular.
The brothers will run 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. We’re sure it will become a firm favourite regular happening every year, after the Blair boys have been in town! We wish them the very best of luck and look forward to hearing all about their adventures!