West Cork folk get all the luck.
Not only do they have some of the country’s best restaurants on their doorstep, but this March they’ll be able to enjoy a takeaway feast from the kitchen of Cork’s newest Michelin-starred chef, despite the never-ending Level 5 restrictions.
The former head chef of the Michelin-starred Mews restaurant, now closed, Ahmet Dede scooped the prestigious gong for a second time in January, taking home a Michelin star for his new spot, Dede in Baltimore.
Now Ahmet has announced that Dede will be launching a takeaway menu on Friday, March 19th, 2021.
Despite one of the most challenging years in history for the industry, The West Cork restaurant (pronounced ‘day-day’) at The Customs House in Baltimore quickly gained a reputation for its Turkish-inspired “inventive interpretation of elegant cuisine”.
The deli and shop will also be open so if you’re local you can swing by for ingredients or treats for weekend lunches and dinners.
19th and 20th of March Our first takeaway starts, Covid-2 session dede at home We go again also same dates our deli and the shop will be open. See you all very soon take care Ahmet Dede.❤☘🇮🇪🇹🇷💥🙏🔥 pic.twitter.com/WeS7ukDnbp
— Ahmet Dede (@chefahmetdede) February 22, 2021
Depending on how the coming months pan out, we may even get to visit during a West Cork staycation this summer – [email protected] Customs house is now taking reservations through to the end of August:
“Though we don’t know yet when or how we can open, we are taking bookings up to 25 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 6 o’clock till 8.30, with an option of indoor or outdoor seating.” the restaurant announced on their website.
Sunday lunch will be served indoors and outdoors from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, with an informal Turkish Barbecue ready to launch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday once the Government offers some clarity on how and when the hospitality industry can reopen this summer.