Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Michelin Starred Chef in Boston for St. Patrick's Day

          Yes, you read that right, this St. Patrick's Day you can skip the corned beef and cabbage and take Irish cuisine to a whole new level! The Met Back Bay is featuring this special menu created by Michelin starred, award winning Chef Oliver Dunne who'll be in house for the occasion. 

An Evening in Eire Menu

1st Course
Soft goats cheese panna cotta, heirloom beetroots, orange gel and walnut praline

2nd Course
Organic Salmon, broad bean, dill and potato ragout, candied lemon

3rd Course 
Herb crusted Best end of Lamb, honey crushed swede, garlic puree with black olive & red pepper jus

4th Course 
Deconstructed Irish Coffee, Jameson 18yr Old Reserve Gel, Chocolate Ganache, Almond Crumb

          Doesn't this menu look amazing?!? I will definitely be there to check it out, and even had a chance to interview the Chef in advance.

          Chef Dunne was born in Dublin and has worked in some of the world's best restaurants, learning from Michelin acclaimed chefs including Gary Rhodes (City Rhodes), Anthony Demetre (Putney Bridge), Gordon Ramsey (Restaurant Gordon Ramsey) and Shane Osborne (Pied a terre) in London.

          In 2003 Oliver came back to Ireland opened his first restaurant. In 2006 he opened Bon Appetit in Malahide, which consists of a Restaurant, Brasserie, Tapas Bar and Cookery School and is split over a four story Georgian house with sea views. Just thirteen months, from opening and at the age of 28, Oliver's first floor restaurant at Bon Apepetit was awarded a Michelin star, the fastest ever received by an Irish Chef and has been maintained ever since. He is also the youngest Michelin Star Chef in Ireland.

           Chef Dunne enjoys producing simple, amazing dishes using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, in an informal relaxed environment. His menu at the Met will be similar in style to his restaurants in Ireland, but he has created new dishes specifically for the event. 

           Chef Dunne's biggest culinary influences include Shane Osborne the former chef of 2 Michelin starred Pied A Terre in London and Gordon Ramsey whom he admires the most for his global expansion. When he's not working he enjoys simple home cooked food, and especially Moorish food. 

          You can learn more about Chef Dunne and Irish cuisine in general at the Met event. The dinner will also include select samplings from Jameson Irish Whiskey, and is being hosted by restaurateur Kathy Sidel who has partnered with Jameson Irish Whiskey to bring Chef Dunne to Boston as a way
educate and entertain Bostonians with truly amazing Irish cuisine and culture.

Complete details and reservations are available here

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