Two weeks ago, we were delighted to host some UK food bloggers including our very own Niamh Shields originally from Dungarvan who is one of the UK’s top food bloggers with her fantastic Eat like a girl blog. I would say Paul enjoyed his morning, surrounded by women hanging on his every world – these pics tell a story. If only it could be like that for him all the time……
Almost forgot the nicest thing that has happened us in the last few months. Last Sunday 17th Oct, Katy McGuinness gave us a really great review in the Tribune. Click on the link here to read it in all its five star glory. We were DELIGHTED!!!
So much to think about right now but this week I am on the case of filling this course. Paul’s Winter Kitchen will take place on the week commencing 15th November and promises to be a fulfilling and challenging week for the more experienced cook. Even though, we dont discourage beginners on this course, I think to get the most out of it, you need to have the basics. Its a great week where you get to spend time with like minded foodies and the chefs from the restaurant are also over and back all the time so you really get a flavour of the Tannery. If you would like to talk to Paul about the course, give us a ring and he would be delighted to have a chat with you.
The last few months have passed by here in a bit of a blur. The summer was really great. We were very busy. The restaurant hummed away and the cookery school looked after itself. The garden supplied tomatoes it seems to the whole of County Waterford. Then September came, Dan Shanahan retired, children went back to school and there was more bad news from the banks. This year though, it seems like we are ready for the winter. The likes of David McWilliams and Shane Ross no longer strike fear into my heart. In fact they just annoy me now. Like everyone else in the country we have to just get on with things and sitting around moaning about the state of the country is not going to pay our staff. So we have a few things up our sleeve for this Autumn. One of them is with our friends in the Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore and O’Brien’s Chophouse in Lismore. Its an update on the West Waterford Weekend which was so successful for us. This time its three chefs, three restaurants, three nights and on 18th November, the first dinner is in the Tannery with Martijn Kaujiter from Cliff House cooking with Paul. 25th November sees Paul in the Cliff House – I am definitely going to that one myself and in December, Paul will be going out to O’Briens Chophouse in Lismore for the last in the series. The price is €55 per person but if you book all three is €150
We were beside ourselves with pride to have the very famous chef Jason Atherton (ex Maze London) cook in the Tannery cookery school on Sunday 23rd May. Loads of industry people were in attendance with dignitaries from Chapter One, Campagne, Residence and more from all around the country. Jason cooked an amazine five course dinner accompanied by carefully chosen wines. Of course a lot of restraint was shown by all.