Today’s the day.
Chefs from Ireland’s best restaurants are en route to the UK, where The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020 will be unveiled at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham this afternoon.
Last year a total of three Cork restaurants received the coveted Michelin star from inspectors at the world’s best known independent restaurant guide.
Now, as the rumour mill goes into overdrive, staff and fans face an anxious wait to see if those stars will be retained… and if any new stars will be awarded.
— Marie-Claire Digby (@mcdigby) October 7, 2019
Twelve months ago, Cork’s Takashi Miyazaki earned his first star for the epic 12-course menu at Japanese restaurant ichigo ichie, with Ahmet Dede, head chef at Mews Restaurant in Baltimore taking the second Michelin star back to West Cork for 2019.
This time of the year again 🤞🙏 @MichelinGuideUK will be announcing this year’ s chefs whose dream is touching excellence Each year it is a much waited moment ,an important date for every chef ,front of house -for the profession best of luck today to all new stars 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/1u25IAbnhD
— Ahmet Dede (@chefahmetdede) October 7, 2019
Rob Krawczyk’s Restaurant Chestnut, which reopens for the season in Ballydehob on October 10th, 2019, earned its first Michelin star within six months of opening last year.
A cryptic image of an airplane window was posted to the Twitter account of the 50-seater Bastion restaurant in Kinsale this afternoon.
— Bastion (@BastionKinsale) October 7, 2019
Owned by Helen Noonan and chef patron Paul McDonald, the Market Street restaurant has held a Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2016.
Tweeting a good luck message to nervous chefs ahead of the announcement this morning, Bishopstown chef Ross Lewis, of Dublin’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Chapter One said: “Every restaurant team knows the effort and skill it takes to secure and hold onto stars, and while it’s never to be taken for granted, it’s so rewarding when that is recognised.”