Welcome to Irish House General Manager Michael Ratte
We would like to welcome Michael Ratte as our new General Manager here at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub. Michael comes with over four decades of restaurant experience from the ground up, starting as a busboy at Springfield Country Club and moving up to managing, consulting, designing, and owning restaurants in the area. He brings a wealth of ideas and knowledge to the table here at the ICC and we look forward to working with him as we begin our new direction with construction of the Community Performance Center and new kitchen.
Michael and his staff are preparing an ever-expanding menu, all crafted on site with house-made desserts as well. According to Fred Haska, a new Irish House customer, “This is the best Guinness Beef Stew I have ever had!”
Board member Will Carey says, “The changing of the guard at the Irish House Restaurant has been remarkably smooth. Mike is a professional, pleasant, and engaging with our customers, so please stop by and say hello to him.”
And if you are looking for Michael in October, you will have to do some traveling as he spends the month in upstate NY teaching clients how to fly fish, tie flies and find salmon. He is looking forward to joining us on an Ireland trip to try his luck in Castleconnell on the Shannon River. Fishing is one of Michael’s passions and has been since his grandfather began taking him at the age of five. When you see him at the ICC, ask him to show you a picture or two.
ICC President Sean Cahillane is excited for the future of the Irish House Restaurant. “Mike has really stepped up, taken control and turned around the kitchen remarkably fast. The chefs that Mike has brought in have kicked up the quality and consistency of our food. I extend an offer to all our Patrons and friends to come on in soon and try out our new menu.”