People come together over a glass a beer and history of civilized gatherings and social interactions is closely woven with a pint of Guinness beer known for its unique burnt malt and tangy flavour.
I am quite the food enthusiast and even though I have a busy job I like to take out ample time from my schedule to cook good food for my family. Beer is not just a beverage to me; it is also an important cooking ingredient. It adds a rustic dimension to the food. I visited the Guinness Storehouse located at St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin.
Once I was at Dublin I could not have imagined not going to the beautiful seven storied building which encapsulates a 300 year history of beer making traditions and science in Ireland.
A complete history of the ingredients, brewing process, transportation and advertisements can be accessed. The basement has the original lease document signed by Arthur Guinness himself. The fifth floor has a beautiful and traditional bar which offers authentic Irish cuisine and the freshest of Guinness beer. Tourists are encouraged to pour their own pints of Guinness just in the traditional way creating loads of rich foam.
My husband and I enjoyed the great food at the bar in which also a lot of Guinness was used. This gave me a number of cooking ideas and powerful ingredient to create innovative recipes for my family and friends.