Skip the green beer this St. Patrick's Day and prepare this homey yet sophisticated menu of Irish-inspired dishes instead. Irish Potato Soup with Cheese and Red Ale Top this comforting soup with crisp, crumbled bacon. If you can't find Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, substitute a sharp aged cheddar. Corned Beef with Parsley Sauce Evoke the Emerald Isle with this classic corned beef recipe from food writer Colman Andrews—made with nary a drop of food coloring. Irish Soda Bread A traditional Irish meal would not be complete without this staple of the country's cuisine. Irish soda bread can be made with all-white or whole wheat flour; caraway seeds and raisins are optional add-ins. Chocolate Stout Ice Cream and Spiced Oatmeal Cake The surprisingly subtle flavor of this beer-infused ice cream, which can also be made with Guinness, cuts the rich sweetness of the spiced cake.