5 Foods to Pair With Your Pint of Guinness Today

It’s the day when millions of people celebrate Ireland’s patron saint and you avoid the office do-gooder who’s going around pinching everyone that didn’t wear green. After all, you prefer to celebrate this holiday in its purest form: with a nice pint of Guinness. But to get the full taste of this time honored tradition, you need to pair it with just the right meal. 

Guinness may be a dark brew with a trademark pillowy foam, but the ale’s low alcohol content puts it on par with Coors Light. Flavor-wise it tastes a tad bittersweet, with appealing notes of roasted coffee and chocolate. It’s like drinking liquid silk. And on a day when about 13 million pints will be sold (that’s 150 pints per second), here are the best dishes to pair with it:


1. Savory Dishes

Whiskey Glazed Blue Cheese Burgers

Shepherd’s Pie

Bangers and Mash



2. Rich Dishes

Filet Mignon with Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter

Scallop Bisque

Truffle Mushroom Polenta Gratin



3. Grilled Meats

Pork Ribs

Vietnamese Lamb

Marinated Flank Steak



4. Oysters

Grilled Oysters

Oysters with Parmesan, Mayo, and Paprika

Bloody Mary Oysters



5. Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tart

Dark Chocolate Pudding

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