In remembrance of Saint Patrick, we honor the day of his death with a widely celebrated holiday deemed St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is ingrained with many great Irish traditions and cultural sentiments; and where there are traditions, there will be food and drinks to carry them out! This is why St. Patrick’s Day is one of the few holidays where double-fisting beers is widely accepted and parading through festivals will remain a long-standing tradition.
Every year, celebrations continue where patrons are frequenting restaurants and bars for the best specials and a great time! This March 17th, the call for St. Patrick’s Day themed food and drinks is knocking at your door. Use these lucky items to ring in the spirit of the holiday while soaking in the little-known facts of this historic day.
Of the many ways to get creative for this holiday, you can show off the best Shamrocks in town with the Petite® Lucky Shamrock Mix™! As Saint Patrick embarked on his journey to spread Christianity throughout Ireland, he used the Shamrock to tell the story of the Holy Trinity. These magnificent Shamrocks have an extra burst of color and could very well bring your guests a bit of luck! Their mild and slightly tart flavor makes them the perfect addition to any dish and this Luck of the Irish Martini.
A fun way to continue the holiday traditions is to take a chance on our Petites! Petite® Sorrel Green Apple™ and Petite® Sorrel Meadow Mix™ are three-leafed clovers packed with a hearty punch of flavor and bright green colors. While there are many myths behind why we wear green, since the beginning of time, wearing or having something green on St. Patrick’s Day means you won’t get pinched by a fairy or leprechaun! These sour sorrels have an extremely tart bite that pairs with seafood, especially salmon (and will keep the mischiefs away and the guests coming!).
For an outrageous day of libations to the sound of bagpipes and fiddles, stock up on these Mini Crystals! Add an upgrade to your beer selection and rim those glasses with fresh flavors like Mint, Cilantro, Habanero, or Ginger. There’s no better way to add a tiny burst of flavor and a light crunchy texture to a delicious stout or add a twist to the classic Ginger beer! Guinness is an extremely popular stout that was born and brewed as a shining product of Ireland. Having a pint (or two, or more) of Guinness is the perfect way for you and your guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Cultural holidays like St. Patrick’s Day lend great reason for chefs to cook up many memorable foods and create a unique dining experience around many deep-rooted traditions. What will you do for your guests this St. Patrick’s Day? Tag us on Instagram (@freshoriginsmicrogreens) and show us your creativity using our products!