Welcome to Chef Peter Stewart
We would like to welcome Peter Stewart as our new chef here at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub. Chef Peter is the 3rd generation of restaurant workers in his family. He grew up on Mulberry Street in Springfield then moved to Southwick as a youngster. Peter and his family often visited NYC to sample all different types of food during the seventies and eighties, as the city’s fine restaurants flourished then.
Peter’s career unofficially began at the age of 8 when his mother managed Page One in Westfield and she would occasionally bring him with her to work. He would watch the chefs work in the kitchen, so eventually he was put to work peeling potatoes. That was all it took to foster his love of the kitchen excitement as well as the challenges. Peter has great plans, as he says, “My focus here at the Irish House Restaurant is to evolve the restaurant into an Irish Gastro Pub, like you find in Europe.”
Peter has worked in multiple restaurants for over 40 years, and his main goal is to “seriously up the game here at the ICC.” He has already started adding new, innovative additions to our menu with the focus of evolving into to an “all scratch kitchen.” Peter has known and worked alongside our new General Manager Michael Ratte for decades. Together Michael and Peter with their decades of experience have the vision to make the dining experience at the Irish House Restaurant top notch!
ICC President Sean Cahillane praised the new menu additions. “The Fish Fry Friday special is delicious, outstanding. My go to place on Fridays will now be the Irish House for Peter’s fish and chips.” Board member Will Carey believes Peter is driven, focused on delivering quality and constant food.
One of Peter’s goals is to feature traditional homemade desserts, like your mom our auntie used to make, all prepared exclusively in house by our new sous-chef, Carina. Look for her upcoming feature! Homemade desserts are a special treat these days, as most restaurants offer premade products.
Our tempting new dessert items:
• “Personal Size” Cheesecake with choice of raspberry or caramel sauce
• Apple Crisp with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, and whipped cream
• Puff Pastry Éclair filled with vanilla ice cream, smothered in fudge sauce, and topped with a cherry
• Coming soon – Strawberry Angel Food Bundt Cake served “Shortcake Style”
Our Fish Fry Special is available every Friday! Choose lightly breaded or beer battered fish with chips.