Chefs

Executive head chef, sommelier, maître d’ and proprietor Vincenzo Incendiary of Da Vincenzo’s Food & Wine hall Co. Limerick is a man of many talents as his lengthy title would suggest but is so much more. Hailing from Pompeii, Naples in the South of Italy Vincenzo was born with a native love and appreciation for good...

Chef and author Neven Maguire launch of new six-part RTE series Last night, Ireland’s favourite food writers, bloggers and food lovers like gathered to celebrate the launch of Neven’s Italian Food Trails, (a six-part TV culinary and travel series premiering on RTÉ One) sponsored by Dunnes Stores Simply Better. The...

Castleknock Hotel 4-star hotel and golf course, right on the doorstep of Dublin city was the belle of the ball last night on the Dublin food scene as it launched their two new refurbished restaurants: Earth & Vine and 22 Bar & Restaurant. The glamourous celebration played host to number of guests from the Irish world of...

Ken Harker is the head chef at the award-winning restaurant at Mount Juliet, The Lady Helen. This restaurant has been the recipient of three prestigious AA rosette awards, one of the most difficult awards to achieve in the restaurant industry. Ken is the brains behind the award-winning culinary brilliance that is...

Wild Mushroom Risotto, Pickled Girolles, Champagne, Blue Cheese Foam Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Felipe has had a lifelong passion for food. While most of his peers were honing their skills on the football field, Felipe was immersed in the kitchen concocting new recipes and dishes to showcase to his...

By Charlotte Okonji Andy Byrne, head chef at Clontarf’s acclaimed Vikings Steakhouse and The Bram Stoker Bar, sat down with MenuPages to discuss changes in the restaurant industry, the challenge of running two successful restaurants, and how to cook the perfect steak. What first inspired your love of cooking? It was a...

Pan Seared Hake with a chorizo crust, crushed potato, cocoa bean puree, chorizo and cocoa bean emulsion. Pierre is a French chef who learned his trade in the South-West of France. His passion for creating inspiring dishes and keeping up to date with the latest cooking trends, as well as imputing his own ideas, is...

By Charlotte Okonji Yesterday morning, celebrity chef and star of Lords and Ladles Catherine Fulvio made a special appearance at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) HQ to launch a new initiative to encourage business to get to grips with MenuCal. A free online tool, MenuCal was designed to assist food...

By Charlotte Okonji. Garry Hughes, head chef at Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel sat down with MenuPages to discuss food fads, the importance of family time, and why simplicity is the key to success.   How you were first introduced to the world of gastronomy? As a young child I spent a lot of time with my Granny. She...

By Charlotte Okonji. Michael Sabik, owner and head chef of Girl and The Goose in Ballsbridge, sat down with MenuPages to discuss Autumnal flavours, child friendly dining and the hazards of fast food.   Growing up in Slovakia, who or what first stirred your passion for food? I didn’t grow up in a foodie home. My...