Irish Cooking

TraDISHional Night Menu (3/15/2012)

Join us Thursday, March 15th for TraDISHional Night, an evening dedicated to traditional Irish fare. It's the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the family!

 

Shepherds Pie vs. Cottage Pie vs. de Vere's Granny's Shepherds Pie

We've been asked a lot lately about our Granny's Shepherds Pie. What is it? Why is it made with beef instead of lamb? What's the difference between shepherds pie and cottage pie?

Traditional shepherds pie is a meat pie made with ground lamb or mutton (hence "shepherds") with a mashed potato  crust. Cottage pie is the same thing, but made with ground beef. Since we grew up eating the BEST shepherds pie (made by our granny, of course), we serve it like she does. Our Granny's Shepherds Pie is made with ground beef and vegetables, topped with a rich gravy and mashed potatoes, and then baked until golden brown. We also serve it with your choice of a side soup or salad.  If you want the full family experience be sure to ask for it with a fried egg on top!  Trust us, it is out of control and a secret of our mothers.

Pair it with a 20-ounce pint of Guinness, and you have the perfect meal for fall.

Last But Not Least: August's Urban "Lighter Side of Ireland" Menu

August is here, and so is the final installment of our "Lighter Side of Ireland" menu series. This month's Urban Menu showcases the modern food movement currently happening in Ireland. Pulling inspiration from both June's Seaside Menu and July's Farm House Menu, this lineup is bursting with big (but not overly filling) flavors. As always, offerings change every week--and are made entirely in-house--so come in soon to get a taste of these limited-edition dishes!

It's Here: July's Lighter Side of Ireland Menu

Last month, we kicked off our first-ever "Lighter Side of Ireland" food series with the refreshing Seaside Menu. This month, we're getting rustic with a Farmhouse Menu, which debuted this week. Flavorful cuts of meat...crisp vegetables...fresh-picked, juicy fruits. Are you hungry yet? Even more mouthwatering is the fact that our prolific chefs (it's unreal how many unique dishes they dream up every month) have sourced the most satisfying ingredients from local growers.

Speaking of local, don't forget you can get a bottle of  wine at half price when you order two entrees, Monday through Thursday.  For more information check out our Weekday Wine & Dine promotion.

Check out the Farmhouse Menu below for the most updated lineup.

July's Farmhouse Menu at de Vere's Pub

Ireland is in the middle of a culinary revolution! Irish cooking is a clear example of cooking local while creating flavorful and exciting dishes. Irish cuisine is much more than heavy potatoes and thick gravys. De Vere’s Irish Pub is dedicating our entire summer to showcasing the Irish cuisine movement while providing our guests with lighter fare during the hot summer months. This journey through Irish cooking will involve a new theme each month with weekly changing specials for you to try. We hope you will join us for this culinary adventure and enjoy tasting foods from the ocean, the farm, and modern day Ireland.

JUNE: “Seaside Menu” JULY: “Farmhouse Menu” August: “Urban Menu”

* Buy Two entrées and Get 1/2 off a bottle of wine  ( M-Th)!

All About Sacramento Burger Month at de Vere's Pub! (Part One)

Sac Burger Month (or  hashtag #sacburgermonth on Twitter) is a joint effort between de Vere’s Irish Pub in Since May is officially National Hamburger Month, we thought it would be great to promote burger awareness here in our beautiful city of Sacramento.

Each week in May, the fine chefs at de Vere’s Irish Pub will be showcasing a unique featured burger masterpiece that will only be available for that week only.

Here’s the Burger Breakdown:

Week 1: Sunday May 1 – Saturday May 7

The Tostada Burger

Tostada Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub
Tostada Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub

 

Served on a lightly toasted, locally baked bun from The Grateful Bread, this freshly double ground beef burger is topped with a crispy tostada and corn pico de gallo salsa con queso. The burger itself sits on another layer of the house made salsa, a nice red tomato slice and another tostada layer to give it a great crunch. For an added kick, the buns are lightly spread with a made-from-scratch Serrano chili mayonnaise.

This burger is paired with a classic Corona beer during Cinco de Mayo week where de Vere’s will be celebrating the Batallón de San Patricio (aka Drinko de Mayo)

 

Week 2: Sunday May 8 – Saturday May 14

The Firestone Burger

Firestone Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub
Firestone Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub

 

This juicy cheeseburger is cooked in a red wine, shallots, and balsamic vinegar based sauce that gives it a powerful sweet and tangy flavor.  The double ground smoked beef patty is infused with smoked pork and topped with bacon, smoked cheddar goat cheese and fried onions. This flavorful burger is served on a lightly toasted, locally sourced, freshly baked bun.

We paired this burger with an Abbey ale from New Belgium Brewery out of Colorado. The chocolatey undertones allow this beer to hold its own with the smokiness of the Firestone Burger.

 

Week 3: Sunday May 15 – Saturday May 21

The Stadium Burger

Stadium Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub
Stadium Burger at de Vere's Irish Pub

 

Local sports fans, this one is for you! This double ground beef patty is stuffed with 1.5 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, coated with whole grain mustard, and smothered with a house made relish containing delicious peppadews. The chef’s searched far and wide for the perfect soft pretzel bun to compliment this beautiful burger creation.

Henry personally selected an organic wheat beer that goes perfectly with the pickled peppered flavors that top this burger. Mothership Wit from New Belgium Brewery is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.

 

Week 4: Sunday May 22- Saturday May 28

YOU DECIDE!

Vote for our last Weekly Featured Burger
Vote for our last Weekly Featured Burger 

We haven’t picked the burger for Week 4 yet.

Your votes for the 4th Week #sacburgermonth burger will decide which one gets featured on the menu!

The de Vere’s chefs have dreamed up 2 crazy burger creations for #sacburgermonth Week 4, but only 1 can be on the menu.

Help us choose the Week 4 Featured Burger by taking our 5 second survey and be entered into a chance to win a t-shirt and free $25 Gift Card from de Vere’s Irish Pub!

Will it be:

A Prime Rib Burger with carmalized onions manchango cheese, Horse radish mayo and Au Jus

Or will it be:

A Philly Burger Pepercorned crusted all beef patty with house made Pastrami , house made sour kraut, and swiss cheese with a roasted red pepper mayo.

Cast Your Vote

Sacramento and BurgerJunkies.com (a burger review blog).

Sac Burger Month (or  hashtag #sacburgermonth on Twitter) is a joint effort between de Vere’s Irish Pub in

De Vere's expanding to Davis

"De Vere’s Irish Pub, a locally owned downtown business founded in the midst of the recession, will open its second location at the end of the summer in the space that was formerly the home of Soga’s in Davis.

“We’re excited,” said co-owner Simon de Vere White. “We’ve been eying Davis for a long time.”

The new space, at 217 E St. in downtown Davis, is 4,800 square feet, about 1,000 square feet bigger than the Sacramento pub.

His brother, co-owner Henry de Vere White, said the expansion is a risk, but one he hopes will prove as successful as the current location on 15th and L streets in Sacramento.

“I think we filled a niche here in Sacramento," Simon de Vere White said, adding that the brothers hope to do the same in Davis.

The basic concept will be the same, as they said community involvement at all levels is important to success.

“We are a neighborhood Irish pub,” Henry de Vere White said. “We do lunch and dinner, and you see the little ones coming in, and then at night it gets a little bit (of an older crowd).”

According to Christi Skibbins, executive director of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, E Street is often referred to as “Eat Street.”

“E Street is a street a lot of people call Eat Street because there are so many restaurants and bars,” she said. “It will be a good spot for them. They’re right across from E Street Plaza, so there is plenty of parking, and it has easy access from all of Davis.”

The Davis pub will have the same menu as de Vere’s in Sacramento when it comes to drinks and food, but possibly with more emphasis on hamburgers with the large student population, Simon de Vere White said.

“It’s too early to tell, but that’s something we will work out when we get closer to opening,” he added.

Activities like the popular Monday night trivia challenge will be carried over to the Davis location as well.

The décor will be similar, as family friends in Ireland will once again be designing the interior space.

“This whole pub was built in Ireland then broken down and shipped over here,” Henry de Vere White said Monday in the Sacramento pub. “All the decorations on the walls are replicas of family items from Ireland.”

Authenticity is important to the brothers, with Simon being born in Ireland and Henry being born in Boston – the first one born in America from a family that traces its Irish heritage back to the year 1140.

The brothers have been living in Sacramento since 1985.

“In here, we have high ceilings, but in Davis, the ceilings are much lower,” Henry de Vere White said. “This is typical of a Victorian pub in downtown Dublin, but the Davis one will have more of a neighborhood feel.”

Philippe Masoud is the owner of two restaurants with locations in both Sacramento and Davis – Crepeville and Burgers and Brew. He said he expects the pub to be successful as well, since the same types of places appeal to both cities.

“Davis is a really good town for us. Sacramento took us longer to be discovered,” he said, adding that he opened his businesses in Davis first.

One challenge to doing business in Davis that Sacramento doesn’t face, however, is that business slows down considerably in summer, when the college students are on break, he said.

But that can be overcome, he said, adding, “I think they will do really good.”

For more information on de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis, check the pub’sFacebook page or follow it on Twitter."

Brandon Darnell is a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press.

 

de Vere's Is Going Big For St. Patrick's Day!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2011

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).

Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.

At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY 20111

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

BENEFITING LOCAL CHARITIES

MaryHouse

Maryhouse is a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. This past year, 1,584 women and 978 children received services at Maryhouse.

> Donate to MaryHouse

Sacramento Firefighters Pipes and Drums

> Donate to the Sacramento Pipes and Drums

DE VERE'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY HISTORY

The deVere’s St. Patrick’s Day festival is the largest event of its kind in Sacramento . The 2010 event attracted nearly 7,000 attendees to the all day event featuring live music and entertainment.

THE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Sacramento's central business district. The DSP oversees maintenance, safety and revitalization programs financed by the Downtown Sacramento Management District, a property assessment district established in 1995 and renewed in 2000.

BECOME A FAN

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de Vere's St. Patrick's day Pub Party

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Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).

Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.

At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.

Party Timeline

8:00 AM: Pub opens

11:00 AM: Our extended sidewalk party area opens

12:00 PM: Authentic corned beef and cabbage lunch

2:00 PM: Cover-charge for the party begins

2:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

3:30 PM: Kennely School Dancers

4:30 PM: Nine-8ths Irish

7:00 PM: Kennel School Dancers

8:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

For all updates follow us on twitter @sacstpats

www.sacstpats.com