You’ve come to the Campfire, now stay for dinner!
How to close the greatest gathering of Irish America in a generation? With dinner of course.
And in this era of Covid restrictions, that must mean a Zoom Dinner. A Zoom Wine Dinner to be precise courtesy of winemaker David O’Reilly of Owen Roe wines in Oregon and restaurateur Francis Schott in New Jersey.
Perversely, because we are separated, it’s possible to bring Irish America together like never before for this first national Zoom dinner in what will be a fitting finale for the 28 August Campfire.
Thanks to the magic of modern shipping, we can guarantee the partially-prepared ingredients for the dinner and the wines to accompany each course to patrons in no fewer than 44 States.
That means our friends across the nation can sit down and break bread together, virtually, from 7pm Eastern on the 28th when the Campfire discussions close.
You can see the full menu and how to sign up for the fun at Francis’ blog.
I’m delighted that momentum has been building for The Big Irish Campfire and that over 70 speakers, representing Irish networks across the US, will participate.
It’s free to register for our online gathering and we’re very keen to have every Irish American organisation represented.
And, yes, we still want you to bring marshmallows.
David is a Belfast expat whose wineries enjoy a stellar reputation. Francis’ Zoom wine dinners have been making waves in Forbes and, indeed, in the Irish Echo.