WE ARE on Easter holidays and have fetched up in Kilkenny and, though this terrific town offers splendid dining choices, we only have eyes for Ristorante Rinuccini, 30 years old this year yet overly long on my radar without so much as a shot across the bows.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
THE Wild Honey Inn is a former Victorian hostelry dating back to 1841 when well-heeled gentry regularly decamped to Lisdoonvarna to ‘take the waters’ and restore ailing spirits with spa treatments, and was lovingly restored a decade ago by chef/proprietor Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney, who looks after accommodation and restaurant front of house.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
AS we pass the premises that formerly housed the late and very lamented Idá’s, just across from Doyle’s, I feel more than a pang for the now-closed Dingle restaurant where chef/proprietor Kevin Murphy delivered some truly exceptional food for the bones of three years, the class of fare I always believed could have crowned the town’s already sterling food offering with a Michelin star. But, just as Stella Doyle discovered when she took the plunge back in 1973 and opened Doyle’s Seafood Restaurant, a new culinary concept can take time to bed in to a local market, especially if you also have to set about creating that market in the first place.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2018
Fri, 12 Aug, 2016
The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the edgier productions that unequivocally deserved recognition, including Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Birdman.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015