During recent years, Ireland has experienced a culinary awakening that has won international accolades. A new generation of chefs with great technique and fresh ideas are dedicated, generous, and passionate about what they are doing. We try to reflect this awakening in the menu at the pub.
A common misconception, even amongst the Irish, is that Ireland had no culinary traditions worth talking about. There is far more to it than bacon & cabbage and Irish stew. Our farming heritage has given rise to a wide variety of traditional methods of cooking meat, poultry, and eggs.
While traditional Irish cooking stems, for the most part, from the simple farmers, it also embraces the more sophisticated food served in the grand houses of the Anglo-Irish gentry. Cooks in these houses were expected to know the ingredients of classical French cooking. From the dining rooms of these grand houses to the kitchens of the poorest cabins, Ireland has had a strong tradition of generous hospitality that dates back to the days of the pagans to the present day.
We have many of our meat products especially made just for the pubs to replicate the traditional recipes you would find in Ireland.
Irish pork sausage (banger) is a typical product of Ireland and has its own particular composition. It is a pork sausage, generally mild in flavor and soft in texture.
Irish bacon (rasher) is typically wet cured. Bacon and ham are amongst the oldest of all Irish foods. Bacon has been salted as a means holding, or saving, the pork.
White Pudding (in Gaelic: Putaga Bana) is a typical Irish food, made from pork and cereals.
Black Pudding is a typical pork product found everywhere in Ireland.
The Boxty vies as Ireland’s best-known potato dish. Fado was first to introduce the boxty to U.S. Pubs. We feature it as a signature item on our menu. Our homemade boxty consists of potatoes and seasonings in egg batter which is lightly cooked then rolled with a filling before being served. Our boxty is best described as a thin, savory and home-made potato pancake. On the menu, the boxty is utilized as an entrée (stuffed with various fillings), as a replacement for tortillas in a quesadilla, and cut into wedges and deep fried for dipping in our cheese dip appetizer.
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips are the essential take-out food in Ireland. Often served wrapped in paper from a small kiosk or “chipper” where fish and chips constitute the entire menu. The Fish and Chips at Fado are widely acclaimed and are our top food seller. Chips are deep-fried potatoes.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned Beef is a traditional festive Irish dish served with cabbage. Most often done with silverside and topside, which is lean. The brisket, which is fatty, is also used. Fadó corned beef is cooked in-house, from well-trimmed brisket.