My Food : Dame Joe Conlan

Q & A's  / 
My first food memory?
Childhood memory at home, my late mother was a great cook and she always made a great Dublin Coddle and an Irish Stew.
Best local area for restaurants?
Fade Street, Grafton Street, South William Street, Duke Street all have great choices and I think they’re very cosmopolitan.
Most recent enjoyable dining experience?
My most recent enjoyable dining experience would have to be at The Saddle Room (The Shelbourne Hotel), great hospitality and service, a true Dublin diamond in the crown.

The Saddle Room which is part of The Shelbourne Hotel./All rights reserved

Most visited restaurant?
The Trocadero, Dublin’s most theatrical restaurant – easy eating and great staff!
Favourite celebrity chef?
Kevin Dundon, I love his “No Nonsense To Cooking” – with great results and I think it has great appeal across the board.
Favourite Food TV programme?
Donal Skeehan and Rachel Allen both have different variations in their style of cooking and I find both very interesting and appealing.
The restaurant I would recommend to a visitor to your home city/town?
Cornucopia (Wicklow Street, Dublin) I love its freshness and originality.

Cornucopia is located in Wicklow street./All rights reserved

Restaurant/café hidden gem?
Burdocks of Christchurch – a real Dublin gem, steeped in tradition.
Favourite Bar/Pub?
Neary’s Pub, Chatham Street, for its lovely fresh lunch food. The Bailey, Duke Street, for its lovely sea food.
Favourite for weekend brunch?
The Rustic Stone, Aungier Street.

The Rustic Stone is owned by Dylan McGrath./ All rights reserved

Favourite healthy meal?
I love fresh chicken/asparagus salad.
My guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is ice cream and strawberries.
The meal I make to impress my friends?
It would have to be a fillet of steak with fresh steamed vegetables and nice bottle of Bordeaux to go with it.
Favourite food brand?
All fresh Irish produce, can’t beat a oh home grown produce.
If I owned a restaurant I would name it?
Granny Mcgregor’s! (for obvious reasons).

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