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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Great vegetarian food, lots of choice. Will visit again when next in Cork ☺️
Thank you for a sublime meal last night. Chris Stout Catriona McKay and me. A perfect end to a busy day. We loved every morsel. Much continued success!- Barry
Just wanted to say I had dinner on Wed night and it was one of the best meals i’ve had at your fine establishment. And I’ve had lots!
Any chance you’d reconsider opening on Saturdays for lunch?
I love your restaurant but being the owner of a small child I don’t get out much!
Saturday afternoon lunch (without said child) would be wonderful!
Just throwing it out there!
All the best,
Thanks so much for the recipe blog – great for dinner party inspiration! We’ve got 2 of your books and been lucky to take 2 trips to Cork to eat at your restaurant. We will be back at Paradiso before long – Love it!
We discovered your wonderful restaurant by chance on a visit to Cork in 1996. We bought the Paradiso Seasons book when it was first published and have enjoyed many of the recipes. Today, in need of inspiration for our mangetout glut I turned once again to your book. I was not disappointed and summer stew it will be but what struck me most was the modernity of the book. All my other recipe books of similar date now look very outdated – yours is contemporary, vibrant and very inspiring. Bravo
We ate at Paradiso Friday 10th July. It’s about the best best veggie food I’ve ever had. Thanks for squeezing us in before we headed off to see Chic.
See you next time we’re back in Cork city.
I was recently visiting from Australia and all I can say is that your food and service was excellent. I’ve already started planning my next visit and intend on ordering your cook books. Thanks for an amazing “food” experience!
thanks to your brilliant receipe books my cooking skills have improved to a level where my husband and our friends started praising the outcome of my kitchen efforts. I can’t thank you enough for enriching my brain with your ideas and for making the life of a long-time vegetarian truly tasty and exciting. I hope that one day we’ll have the pleasure of experiencing the real thing in your restaurant too. Until then I shall keep a look out for your next awesome book. Kind regards. Laura
had a wonderful dinner with you on the evening of
26th Nov, we were a group of five and we all agreed that it was the best dinner of our trip. A big thanks
We had the most delicious dinner at your restaurant while visiting Ireland last week. We altered our itinerary so we could have dinner at Cafe Paradiso and it was the food highlight of our holiday! Thank you from Pam, Annie & Mollyanne
Travelling from the United States for a week and enjoyed our last evening with a meal at this fantastic vegetarian restaurant! Highly recommend cafe paradiso!
We travelled to Cork specially to eat at Paradiso and had two fabulous dinners and bought two more books. Thank you for extraordinary culinary delights. I don’t suppose you would share the recipe for those peanut cracker things that came with the olives?
2014-04-10Really enjoyed the food!