Michelin Dining with Good Food Ireland
There are more stars twinkling this festive season than just the ones on the Christmas decorations. Michelin stars are the most coveted honour for any chef or restaurant. We are very lucky to have three Michelin starred restaurants as part of our collection. All of them use and highlight Irish produce and seasonal ingredients in their own inimitable styles.
If you fancy treating yourself to a star studded dinner in the New Year, check out this little clutch of bright shiners!
Chapter One, Dublin
Ross Lewis’s restaurant is a long standing member of Good Food Ireland. Originally from Cork, Ross has made his home in the capital and uses lots of Cork produce on his menus at Chapter One.
A classic restaurant with a chef who cares and commits to the finest dining and attention to detail. The Chef’s Table in the kitchen is the place to get up close and personal with Ross and his team and watch them work as you dine. When he’s not cooking, Ross can often be found supporting Good Food Ireland events and speaking at national food conferences. Read about Chapter One here.
Galway is hitting it big with Michelin stars! The first Galway restaurant to get the accolade of this prestigious award was Aniar in 2012. JP McMahon’s commitment to using local and foraged produce of the region has put him in the limelight for the Michelin critics every year since - long may it continue!
Dining at Aniar is about enjoying an easy and relaxed atmosphere in which to appreciate the food, a platform where every plate highlights the local farmed, foraged, wild and fished ingredients time has forgotten. The ten course tasting menu available Tuesday to Thursday is a great way to introduce yourself to this restaurant. Aniar also has a superb boutique cookery school where students learn skills to prepare ingredients and cook dishes from scratch. Learn the story of Aniar here
Loam is relatively new to Michelin status, retaining it's star for a second time this year. Enda McEvoy’s sensitive touch with food is well deserving of the esteemed recognition. This talented chef builds the story of Galway on each plate, using texture, colour and themes to create a voyage of discovery for the diner.
He likes to play with one ingredient and see what he can do with it. It’s an exciting way of eating where you will learn things you didn’t know you could make with a carrot or whichever ingredient is featured in the dish! Seasons are respected at all times and showcased in a contemporary dining setting. Find out more about Loam here