The Irish Connoisseur’s First Irish Soda Bread Contest was March 8th

The Irish Connoisseur kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with an Irish Soda Bread Contest. Contestants dusted off the family recipe and submitted their prize winning soda breads on Friday, March 7th. The Irish Connoisseur and Kitchens and Bath Unlimited opened their doors for a public sampling on Saturday, March 8th and the community enjoyed soda breads with butter and jam and a good cup of Irish tea from 10am to 1pm. Breads were judged between 1 AND 2 PM by our panel of judges: Mary Ann Ahern of NBC Channel 5 News, Margaret Tower of DePaul University, Kerry Cummings Of Northern Trust Bank, Denny Hebson Jr. of Schafer Condon Carter Ad Agency and Paul Biebel, Megan’s very first customer.

All extra loaves of Soda Bread were donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

First Place, Kathleen Sammon, received a $100 gift Certificate
Second Place, Cathy Niemann, received a $50 Gift Certificate
Third Place, Nancy Snyder will receive a $25 Gift Certificate