Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Bailey’s – Stay for the Conversation December 6th, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm 1232 Waukegan Road EAGER TO PLEASE by Julie Parsons Julie Parsons exploded onto the literary suspense scene with her debut novel, “Mary, Mary,” and...
Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Bailey’s – Stay for the Conversation April 19, 2017 7:30pm – 9:00pm 1232 Waukegan Road   THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME – A Novel of the Titanic by HAZEL GAYNOR Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who...
Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Your Own Ones Come for the Baileys and Stay for the Conversation   Please join us in Welcoming Author, Sheila Post  on December 7th, 2016 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Irish Connoisseur   First generation Irish-American, Síle (Sheila) Post locates her native place...
A New Twist on an Old Favorite

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

“Here’s a great Irish American twist on a traditional meal from the auld sod. It’s certainly a different way of preparing corned beef and cabbage.” Ingredients: 8 ounces pasta 1 head cabbage, cut into pieces 1 small onion, chopped 1 (12 ounce) can corned...
Irish Biscuit Cake

Irish Biscuit Cake

My Biscuit Cake was a Grand Success at the Irish Connoisseur’s 30th Anniversary and My 20 Years as the “New Owner”   As promised, here is the original recipe with my conversions.   Ingredients: 275g Kerry Gold Unsalted Butter / 2 sticks + 3.5 TBS...
Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Bailey’s – Stay for the Conversation Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 7:30pm – 9:00pm 1232 Waukegan Road     THE MARBLE COLLECTOR by cecelia ahern A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. What if you only had one day to find out who you really...
The 2016 Irish Soda Bread Winners Are . . . .

The 2016 Irish Soda Bread Winners Are . . . .

The 2016 Irish Soda Bread Contest brought together family, friends and shoppers to taste 12 traditional Irish soda breads. Each bread had its own unique taste and texture and, of course, a family story, who made it and how the recipe was passed down through the...
3rd Annual Irish Soda Bread Contest

3rd Annual Irish Soda Bread Contest

#IRISH-bration #30yrs 3rd Irish Soda Bread Contest The Irish Connoisseur is kicking off its 30 Year Anniversary #IRISH-bration with its 3rd Annual Irish Soda Bread Contest. Contestants can dust off the family recipe and SUBMIT their prize winning soda breads on...
PLANNING THE PERFECT WEDDING

PLANNING THE PERFECT WEDDING

This event has been designed for newly engaged couples to explore what Glenview has to offer while planning the perfect wedding. This self-guided tour will complete a bride’s wedding checklist by offering a chance for her to meet with a variety of vendors,...
Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Baileys, Stay for the Conversation Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 7:30pm – 9:00pm 1232 Waukegan Road TransAtlatic by Colum McCann NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE •NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS In...

O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree

I admit I have POPD, Perfect Ornament Placement Disorder. One must have POPD when you decorate your tree with Waterford Crystal Ornaments, Belleek China Ornaments and the Nostolgic “I cannot believe I made these”...
Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Baileys, Stay for the Conversation Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 7:30pm – 9:00pm 1232 Waukegan Road The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the...
2015 iBAM

2015 iBAM

A Celebration of Irish Books / Arts / Music This year honoring the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising Embrace your Heritage! October 9 – 10 –...
The Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

The Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club

Come for the Baileys, Stay for the Conversation September 16th, 2015 7:30pm – 9:00pm 1232 Waukegan Road The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri The Lace Makers of Glenmara: a “charming, moving story, written with a delicate touch” (Joanne...
OK, Let’s Try This Again – The Mammy

OK, Let’s Try This Again – The Mammy

The Irish Connoisseur’s Irish Book Club Due to vile weather and illness, our February 20th book club had only one true grit reader appear with The Mammy in hand, thank you Jill. This book is just too good to pass up. Please join us on to discuss this awesome,...
Winners of the Irish Soda Bread Contest

Winners of the Irish Soda Bread Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Irish Soda Bread Contest. Every loaf has a story and a history and they were all so yummy! WINNERS 1ST PLACE: CATHY NEIMANN #8 2ND PLACE: SUSAN O’MALLEY #10 3RD PLACE: MR. MALONEY #1 A huge THANK YOU to all of...
2nd Annual Irish Soda Bread Contest

2nd Annual Irish Soda Bread Contest

2nd ANNUAL IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST Saturday, March 14th 10am – 2pm  The Irish Connoisseur is kicking off this St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with another Irish Soda Bread Contest. We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again.  Contestants can, once...