Paradiso has been honoured at the global World Restaurant Awards, winning the category ‘Collaboration of the Year’ for its work with Gortnanain Farm. Denis Cotter was at the ceremony in Paris on Monday 18th February to accept the award, as was his collaborator-in-chief, Ultan Walsh of Gortnanain Farm.
Ultan Walsh, Gortnanain Farm (left) and Denis Cotter, Paradiso (right). Photograph by Cristian Barnett.
Even in an era of awards overkill, this is a hugely satisfying honour for Paradiso, for the chef behind it, Denis Cotter, and by extension for Ultan and Lucy of Gortnain Farm also, as it recognises and celebrates the working relationship between restaurant and farm that has been at the heart of what Paradiso is for almost two decades.
More info on the World Restaurant Awards web site
Denis Cotter, Paradiso (left) and Ultan Walsh, Gortnanain Farm (right). Photograph by Cristian Barnett.
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Absolutely wonderful food. Fantastic flavours, beautifully presented. Excellent service in really warm and welcoming surroundings. I forced myself to have two puddings, both of which were superb (brioche bread and butter pudding and licqourice icecream). Will definitely recommend and come back. Best food I’ve had on this trip to Ireland. Please come and open a restaurant in Reading.
hi dennis,would love a night away in one of those lovely rooms.see you soon .darren,now a dad!
Just got your Cookery book Spring and Summer. Really enjoyed reading it and looking forward to using your recipes and to a visit to Cafe Paradiso
We started renting a cottage in Ireland four years ago, and (thankfully!) discovered Cafe Paradiso then. Where would we be now without our annual pilgrimage to you for a feast?! I am delighted to say that my latest birthday present is a promise of staying in your new rooms, which has had me smiling for days…we look forward to booking in the new year.
The best food I’ve ever had was here, at Paradiso. I no longer live in Cork, so there’s no dropping in, but I just can’t wait for my son to come visiting from Sweden – so I can take him for a meal to really remember! Thanks for keeping it up!
Shhhhhh…must whisper this just in case too many people hear my eulogy about your wonderful little place tucked discretely away on the waterfront. Truly, we felt that we HAD visited Paradise when we spent one night at Cafe Paradiso. Everything about it from the genuine warm welcome, the understated professionalism, the distinctive and delightful bedrooms, and above all, food prepared and cooked in heaven. Many thanks to you both and all the lovely staff. We shall return!
Andrew & Gerda
I had the pleasurre of dining at your restaurant a few years ago, and I loved it. Must definatly try to come back some time.
Denis and Bridget …
love the new site, and the new rooms look incredible too!
I still look back fondly on my memories of Cafe P, and hope to come back at some point as I can’t get all those amazing meals out of my mind. Still looking for a Canadian equivalent but something tells me I’ll just have to save up for a plane ticket!
I miss you all and hope you’re well :)
We are so glad we made our culinary pilgrimage to Paradiso. After enjoying your books, we were very excited about coming to the “source” and we were not disappointed. Two great nights of stunning food and wine. Thanks
Finally got round to visiting for 2 nights in August – what can I say? I was worried that because I love the books so much I’d be disappointed when I got there – but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Everything was perfect. Thanks for 2 wonderful evenings.
Partner told me to look at the updated site and it looks really lovely as do the new rooms upstairs. Already trying to think of a way to make my partner pay for me to sleep there as well as eat. Still, can’t complain. Coming for lunch at the restaurant soon and really looking forward to it, especially having looked at the menu options at the moment. Yum.
Look at the beautiful new rooms!!! So homesick for you all this morning. Well, Winston P has been made foreign minister anyway so I’ll probably be booted out soon..
Love to you all xxxNoel
Hello all. I visited your cute wee restaurant last July (special occasion) and was absolutely blown away by the amazing food, atmosphere, wine and service. Thank you to Sam, (cheeky but adorable kiwi boy) and to Suzy, (I think she might be Sam’s gorgeous sister) for going the extra mile and making our evening memorable. Recommendations given to us on the food and the wine, (Yay St Claire Sav), were spot on. Hope to see you kids on our return this July. All our love and thanks. Hannah and Benjamin
It’s just a week since we left Cork after eating three of the best meals I’ve had anywhere. You’ve got everything just right. The cooking is imaginative, delicious and executed to perfection. The flavours balance and surprise. But front of house is also important and that’s where Bridget shines. She makes you feel like a friend who has popped in for dinner. Finally, at the risk of sycophancy, the staff are great too – they really care about and know about the food. They were so helpful in our attempts to identify English equivalents of those excellent Irish cheeses so we can use the cookbooks properly at home. I acquired two signed books so I can give my battered, annotated copies away and bring more fans into the fold.
Can’t wait to return and sample another seasonal menu.
Fiona Ellis (on behalf of self and Cinzia Hardy, Margaret Lonergan and Susan Coughlan)