In the beginning...
Welcome to our food log, an intimate look into Restaurant Eve - our chefs, our food, our travels and our verve. Each week, or rather when it strikes the fancy, we’ll post a peek into the behind the scenes of our world - both the divine and the diabolical.
Thursday, March 8
Irish Eyes are Smiling at the Eat Good Food properties
The Majestic- 911 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 703.837.9117
At The Majestic St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated all month long with March’s Nana’s Sunday dinner “The Saint and the Spud.” Roast leg of Spring lamb and a dessert of Irish rice pudding with whiskey pay homage to the saint and the American contribution to the Irish palate. On St. Patrick’s Day, Majestic will offer a traditional lunch of Irish Spiced Beef Sandwich; house cured corned beef and sauerkraut on house made rye bread. A dinner of House Cured Corned Beef and Boiled Potatoes with parsley, braised cabbage and mustard sauce is sure to warm the Irish soul.
Eamonn’s- 728 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 703.837.8633
The only authentic chipper in the area, Eamonn’s is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, come by to feast on fish and chips and drink a Guinness or Smithwicks. No fighting Irish allowed, but for those looking for a delicious fry—Fish, bananas, Milkyway bar and yes even a ‘burgher’—Eamonn’s welcomes you. Resident mixologist Clinton Terry gives props to his boss, Irish native Chef Cathal Armstrong, with the Eamonn’s Sour Irish made with Irish red lemonade and Powers Irish Whiskey. These special Irish offerings will be offered all week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.
Restaurant Eve- 110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA, 703.706.0450
Banish the stereotypical Irish myths. The elegant Restaurant Eve will be offering its signature, annual, seven courses, aptly named ‘An Irish Feast.’ The celebration dinner is signature to the Tasting Room, and includes Chef Armstrong’s refined twist on traditional Irish favorites using key ingredients such as Cashel Blue Cheese, Guinness, White Pudding, Irish Whiskey, Salmon, Wild Flowers, and Dublin Spice. $ 125 per person for seven courses.
For those in the truly festive mood, celebrate St. Patrick’s day like the original Irish Celts with the Ancient Celtic Lunch special, available the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. The three course menu offers a union of old and new; traditional Irish food inspired by ingredients available to the original Celts of Ireland. Smoked Mackerel Salad with Heirloom Beets, Bitter Greens, Young Flowers and Horseradish Vinaigrette, Corned Beef Sandwich on Potato Roll with Housemade Sauerkraut, and Guinness and Treacle Cake with Lyle's Salted Cream and Jameson's White Chocolate Ganache, are paired with Mixologist Todd Thrasher’s St. Patrick’s Whey Cocktail for $35.
Virtue Feed and Grain- 110 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA, 571.970.3669
Follow the leprechaun, he’s sure to bring you to Virtue’s gold, where “gastro” Irish pub grub and over 80 domestic and imported beers await you. As Irish dancers dance throughout the restaurant, Chef Ryan Wheeler will serve Irish Feast Specials paired with featured Irish whisky and beers. Pastry chef Rebekka Baltzell will feature desserts using Irish ingredients, such as the Side Car Cupcake made with Jameson frosting and a Guinness pastry filling. Specials available for the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as the entire week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.
Society Fair- 277 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, 703.683.3247
The newest addition to Eat Good Food Group will offer imported Irish market and butchery items to allow diners to recreate their own taste of Ireland at home. Wake up to a traditional Irish breakfast on Saint Patrick’s special day, with Society Fair’s Irish Breakfast in a Bag, including Irish Scone Mix, jam and Kerrygold butter, with Irish Breakfast Tea. Irish Oats with house made Granola and Irish Tea are staples in the cabinets of Society Fair, and would do well to make any sleepy eye smile like the Irish.