August 17-20, 2017

August 17-20, 2017

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Celtic Kitchen

Celtic Kitchen Irish Fest

Food stories are an important part of any culture. In Ireland, it's not all about the potato! Unless it's a boxty, and then it's quite a bit about the potato. Guest Chef, Padraic Og Gallagher, of Gallagher's Boxty House in Dublin, is a recognized expert on the potato. His restaurant puts the humble spud in the spotlight with three traditional versions of the potato pankcake from the border counties of Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh.

Don't miss the entertainment, education and tastings of traditional and modern Irish and Celtic cuisine at the Celtic Kitchen. Local and international chefs share recipes and stories in engaging, interactive demonstrations.

Meet the Chefs

Click each name to learn about our 2017 featured chefs and their restaurants.

Padraic Og Gallagher

Boxty House  Irish Fest

Padraic Og Gallagher, chef and restaurateur is the face behind the newly rebranded Gallagher's Boxty House. The iconic eatery in the heart of Temple Bar is over 25 years in business and thanks to Padraic Og's vision, is going strong. From Mohill, County Leitrim, Gallagher developed a love of food through his parents pub and farm. He studied culinary arts and wrote his thesis on the "Origins and Peculiarities of Boxy." Gallagher's Boxty House opened its doors on February 20th, 1989. Loved by tourists and Irish alike, Gallagher has a special relationship with artisan producers and has a deep understanding and passion for natural ingredients, bringing the best of Irish to the table. His enthusiasm for the potato will bring you an authentic Irish Cuisine experience. 

President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland, a regular at food festivals through Ireland and internationally, nominated Failte Ireland Food Ambassador for Dublin, and involved with the Urban Farm Rooftop market garden, Gallagher is passionate about the Irish culture and native home cooking, quite simply, he is a well known master in his field.

JP Toske

JP Toske is a part of the St. Paul Fish Company, which was founded in 2005, and is located within the Milwaukee Public Market, in the Third Ward. St. Paul Fish provides the best, top-notch fish and seafood in the Milwaukee area at prices that can't be beat. Through their commitment, experience and expertise, St. Paul Fish is establishing business relationships with their customers that will last a lifetime.

Interested in sharing your Celtic or Irish food story? Are you a chef or restaurant interested in participating at Irish Fest at our Celtic Kitchen? Contact Cynthia here.

2017 Celtic Kitchen Schedule

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Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher - Friday

08-18-20175:00 PMCeltic Kitchen
Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher - Saturday Afternoon

08-19-20171:30 PMCeltic Kitchen
Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher - Saturday

08-19-20175:00 PMCeltic Kitchen
Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher - Sunday

08-20-201712:45 PMCeltic Kitchen
Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher - Sunday Evening

08-20-20174:15 PMCeltic Kitchen
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JP Toske

JP Toske - Sunday

08-20-20172:30 PMCeltic Kitchen

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  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


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  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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