Almost 20 years ago there appeared on The New York Times best-seller list a book titled “How the Irish Saved Civilization.” To most Irish people this benign feat was not news. Irish curry, on the other hand should be. It’s almost as outlandish as Irish sushi.
The curry made at Irish Curry (that’s the name of the restaurant) is, in fact, the classic Japanese curry and rice dish (adapted many moons ago from an Indian curry recipe introduced by the British), but with one not-so-secret ingredient: Guinness. This is a rich, seductive, aromatic curry, and, like the famous pint, it’s as satisfying as it is filling.