By Jim Smith
WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. — Having had their fill of corned beef and cabbage, scores of Irish Americans will be converging on Cape Cod this weekend to enjoy the annual Taste of Ireland competition at the Irish Village in West Yarmouth.
Food samples from some of the most popular restaurants on the Cape and beyond will be offered throughout Sunday afternoon, April 2. Noel Henry’s Showband will provide the entertainment.
Among the most popular dishes are the Irish Village’s "Brendan Eireann," a fresh salmon filet surrounded by scallops, shrimp and potatoes on a sizzling plate. Other perennial favorites include the assortment of pies, sausages, breads and dressed scones offered by Molly’s Restaurant and David Dempsey’s Keltic Kitchen.
Captain Parker’s Pub has walked away with top honors in recent years and is once again expected to be the people’s choice. Patrons are invited to vote for what they consider to be the best-tasting dish.
Proceeds from the event will again benefit the Irish Immigration Center of Boston. For more information, call the Irish Village at (508) 771-0100.