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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My dear friends.
A slightly addled and nostalgic Google-ing has revealed you to me. Now awash with homesickness and a longing for some sheeps cheese galette.
Miss you all, love you all.
Cool site!!!!! :-), 7q!
Last summer me and my other half were driving around Ireland on holiday when after an exhausting drive from Dublin reached Cork at 9pm. After finding somewhere to stay we stummled upon Cafe Paradiso. The food, staff and petty much everything was fantastic. The funny thing was that when we arrived back in England (and had been raving on about the resturant to friends) I went into my kitchen to prepare some food and decided to use our new cookbook that had been bought for my partner as a leaving present from work only a week before we went on holiday. I looked at the title ‘Paradiso Seasons’ and thought that it was a coincidence and look inside to find my thoughts confirmed. Brilliant, not only did it make me chuckle but have been cooking fantastic food since. Thanks for an amazing time and great receipes.
stumbled across cafe paradiso when passing through Cork on a bit of a road trip. can’t believe my luck and it was great with young kids (i have two). just ordered the book to remind me of our delightful dinner
Heading to Cork tomorrow with no. 1 aim to eat dinner at CP again. Its only 5 hours drive and worth it!
Woohoo!!! Coming tomorrow evening for the first time!! Can’t wait!… just looking at the menu makes my tummy do nice things, similar to the first time I met my girlfriend (also from Cork)
Got the cookbook, will soon have eaten at the restaurant, then all I’ll need is the t-shirt!
I am avidly looking forward to getting a copy of Paradiso Seasons, having practically worn out my copy of the Café Paradiso Cookbook. Unfortunately Amazon UK seem to be having problems getting it – 1st order was cancelled by them, second has just been delayed after 8 weeks wait. sigh
I haven’t been converted to a veggie but I still love to go to Cafe Paradiso and enjoy something different, I feel that the superb service I have experienced each time there should also be acknowleged.
Husband: Tell me again why we are going to Cork?
Me: Because it is European City of Culture 2005 and I like to be ahead of the crowds!
Husband: What no ulterior motive then?
Me: Well there might be a restaurant I want to go to …..
Result – two delicious meals at CP enjoyed by me (shocked delight – what joy, I can eat every choice on the menu?) and husband (well it certainly makes a change). We shall be back!
8 March 2004 -
You’re a genius!
to Mr. Ritter: You want recipes? Buy the book. Dennis Cotter’s cookbook is warm, readable, and very helpful to someone aspiring to get close to the real thing. (though for an American, “gubeen cheese” means nothing).
I took the opposite approach; I visited the restaurant and couldn’t leave without the recipes! I suggest you do the same.
Looking for vege restaurants for our holiday in 2004. Your menu looke great can’t wait to try it. Have been vege all my life
My current Uni project is to create a business of my own. I have chosen to open a vegetarian reataurant in one of Scotlands cities. Wondered if you could chuck some facts and figures my way such as the various costs of starting the business. Its all make believe so they dont need to be entireley accurate. Cheers it would be of great help and i chose your restaurant over anyone elses through the reputation you have, even in Scotland.
We want recipes! Just one, to see what all this fuss is about. Then maybe we’ll go there.