Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on March 17, 2007.
You don’t need to have Celtic blood in your veins to celebrate the festival of the Irish patron saint (although it’s said that 40% of people in Quebec can trace at least one Irish ancestor).
On March 17th, many of us will be only too happy to dress up in green, pin a clover onto our button-holes, get together with friends to drink a few or more of beers.
This week, I recommend that you enjoy a good Irish stew and polish off your meal with an Irish Coffee (pour a spoonful of whisky into a hot mug and add coffee to it. Spoon whipped cream on top, but don’t mix.). Cheers!