A new Irish Christmas market debuts this weekend in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago — which also happens to be my neighborhood. The man behind the concept is former banker Eamon Byrne who relocated to Chicago last summer from the lovely and historic city of Kilkenny to join his fiance Bridget.
The market will feature Irish gifts, food and music. My Irish brown bread made with organic, stoneground whole wheat flour (pictured on the front page of this blog) as well as soda bread, scones and Irish apple cake will be available at the bakery stall. Quantities are limited, so get there early. Other vendors are Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Bistro, Begyle Brewing and Himmel’s European Bistro.
The market will be open 11 a,m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through December 22 at Montrose Green, 1819 W. Montrose Avenue, next to the Montrose stop on the Brown Line.
For more information, go to montrosegreen.com or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/IrishChristmasMarket.