In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, Zynga has launched a massive, nine-part mission series in Cafe World set around new St. Patrick's Day decorations, general party "happenings," and a series of new St. Patrick's Day recipes, which can only be unlocked by completing these goals. This series of goals deals with a new character in the game - Peter O'Brien - who is homesick for Ireland. It's up to you to help bring the spirit of St. Patrick's Day to your cafe and cheer this poor fella up.
Let's jump right in, shall we? Part I is called Peter's Irish Wish, and it asks you to complete some fairly simple tasks, as a sort of preparation for what's ahead. These tasks are so simple, in fact, that most players will likely have two of the three completed even before they begin.
Unlock Coffee Machine Crate
Place the Drink Bar
Place the Leprechaun Fountain
The Leprechaun Fountain is a new mission-based item just like the Love Meter from the Valentine's Day event. As you complete the St. Patrick's Day missions, the fountain will be built automatically in stages, and you'll only see the final product upon completing the entire goal series. Your reward for finishing this first mission is a new recipe - Irish Stew. Irish Stew costs 1500 coins and takes 8 hours to cook. You'll receive 850 coins that can be sold for 5 coins each, giving you a return of 4,250 coins.
After completing Part I, you'll actually jump into a normal quest, requiring some effort on your part. Part II is called Patty's Parade, and it will ask you to put your new recipe to good use, but there's a catch here that works in your favor.
Cook 10 Irish Stews
Ask for 1 Flier
Have 1 Shamrock
Notice the wording above - "cook" means just that. All you have to do is set 10 Irish Stews to cook to pass this step - you don't actually have to wait and serve them eight hours later. As for the Flier and Shamrock, you'll be able to earn these via simple gift requests to friends, as you might expect. Finish this quest and you'll receive 1,000 coins and 500 Cafe Points.
Part III is called Post-Parade Punch, and it has you heading into the Drink Bar to serve one of a new series of St. Patrick's Day beverages that are available in the game for a limited time.
Serve Shamrock Punch 10 Times
Ask for 1 Corned Beef
Ask for 2 Cabbages
Shamrock Punch requires 30 energy to prepare, and you'll receive 6 servings to serve to your guests. Each serving is worth 10 Cafe Points and a 10 point Buzz Boost, so this is definitely one of the better drinks you can serve, even if it wasn't required for a mission. As for the Corned Beef and Cabbage, you likely know where this is going, as those ingredients work to unlock your mission goal - the Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Corned Beef and Cabbage costs 1500 coins to cook, and is ready after 12 hours. You'll receive 300 servings to serve for 15 coins each, giving you 4500 coins in return.
Part IV of IX is called Cook of the Irish, and it, as you might expect, asks you to cook your new recipe, but in this case you will actually have to serve it.
Serve 15 Corned Beef and Cabbage
Own 2 Four Leaf Clovers
Own 2 Green Balloons
While you're waiting the 12 hours for your food to cook, you can go about purchasing these four new decorative items. The Four Leaf Clovers cost 50,000 coins each, while the Green Balloons cost 30,000 coins each. It's a pricey set of items, to be sure, but at least they don't require you to beg to your friends for more items. Finishing this quest will reward you with 2,500 coins and 750 Cafe Points.
Part V sees you heading back to the Drink Bar once again.
Serve Virgin Shillelagh 10 Times
Serve Chocolate Mint Shake 15 Times
Have 6 Shamrocks
Both of these drinks are part of the limited edition St. Patrick's Day menu. Virgin Shillelagh takes 45 energy to prepare and serves eight at a time, while the Chocolate Mint Shake is the most expensive of these new recipes in terms of energy, taking 55 energy to prepare. You'll be able to serve nine guests per preparation, so you'll need to do this at least twice. As for the Shamrocks, you can earn them by asking you friends in individual gift requests. Finishing this quest unlocks the Irish Pub Piano.
Part VI has you placing that prize into your cafe, along with collecting a few other items.
Place Irish Pub Piano
Have 3 Different Irish Stew Collection Pieces
Ask for 8 Sheet Musics
The Irish Stew is an interesting dish in this theme, as when you cook it, you have the potential to randomly receive one of five new collection items for your Collection Cabinet. In a perfect world, you would only have to cook Irish Stew three times to receive three different collection pieces, but it's unlikely that you'll be that lucky. Once you finish this quest, though, you'll receive 1,000 Cafe Points and 500 coins.
Part VII may be encroaching on the end of this mission series, but this might just be the most difficult quest we've hit yet (in this theme, that is).
Serve Green Mocktails 40 Times
Ask for 7 Pieces of Wood
Ask for 8 Darts
Green Mocktail is the fourth and final new drink recipe available for this holiday. It can be prepared with just 20 energy, and you'll receive 5 servings to share with guests. That means you'll need to prepare the drink eight times to hit the full 40, so keep the energy requirement in mind. If the Darts haven't given it away, your reward for this quest will be the Dartboard, which can be accessed in the Windows section of the store.
Moving onto Part VIII, you'll be heading back to the Drink Bar to serve a drink that we became familiar with earlier in this quest set.
Serve Shamrock Punch 50 Times
Place Your New Dartboard
Ask for 6 Darts
You can't play Darts without the darts themselves, so you'll need to ask your friends to help you outfit your game through gift requests. While you're waiting for the darts to arrive, you can serve the Shamrock Punch - remember, they take 30 energy to prepare, and you'll receive 6 servings each time you do so. Your final rewards before the finale of this mission series are 2500 Cafe Points and 10,000 coins.
Finally, Part IX will see you ending this mission series by cooking even more Irish Stew, if you haven't completed the Patty's Day collection before now.
Have 1 Pot O'Gold
Ask for 9 Jars of Mincemeat
Ask for 8 Large Eggs
The Pot O'Gold is the price you'll receive for turning in the Patty's Day collection, which, as a reminder, can only be completed by receiving items through cooking the Irish Stew. Collecting all of these ingredients will reward you with one final recipe in the St. Patrick's Day theme - the Mince Tartlets, which can be cooked for just 50 coins.
And there you have it - a lengthy, but seemingly worthwhile quest set that will likely only be available in the game for a limited time. Start now for your best chance at completing this mission set in time - and good luck!
Check out our St. Patrick's Day coverage right here.
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