Clodagh McKenna to Host Pop-Up St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Whitney Museum

The chef’s menu will feature plenty of Irish classics

Clodagh McKenna

Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without all the barroom craziness, gimmicks, and stale soda bread? The Whitney Museum is hosting a delicious-sounding pop-up dinner, hosted by one of Ireland’s best-known chefs and food writers.

Clodagh McKenna, best known for hosting Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails, is about to release her newest cookbook, Clodagh’s Kitchen Diaries, and will be taking over the kitchen at the Whitney’s Untitled restaurant for a one-time-only upscale Irish feast to celebrate the holiday.

The nine-course menu includes oysters, cured Irish wild salmon, black pudding, slow-roasted pig cheeks, wild nettle potato dumplings, black sole with buttered prawns, and a whiskey-soaked bread and butter pudding. And to finish, a sampling of Irish farmhouse artisan cheese with oat biscuits. Did we mention that it sounds delicious?


The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, and costs $75 per person. Reservations can be made by emailing We hear it’s filling up fast!