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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Please note that, due to the size and nature of the dining room, we cannot accommodate infants and small children.
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I had a wonderful birthday dinner here last Saurday night with friends & family. The food lived up to my high expectations (up there from my last visit) & it was a really special meal, in my favourite restaurant. My friend turned to me after the amin course & said “It’s a real pity I can’t pick up my plate & lick it!” High praise indeed! The staff & the service they provided was faultless & friendly. Heres looking forward to my next visit.
thanks again for another great meal…fantastic as always
Thank you for writing For the Love of Food. It’s absolutely brilliant. I’m so pleased you decided on a book of ‘nice things to eat’ – although saying that about the food the recipes produce is like saying Pavaraotti had a nice singing voice. HUGE understatement! I love the use of nuts in the recipes, and of ‘newer’ vegetables such as cavolo nero. I’m now regretting thinning mine in the garden so savagely! Hope you can produce another such book in the not-too-distant future. And it definitely deserves a Best Vegetarian Book in the World award.
I recently recieved your wonderful cookbook as a present and after two weeks am still excited about how much there is still to cook from it! It is a testament to the way it is written that i (keen but by no means a master in the kitchen) managed to do the mushroom, onion and watercress risotto with huge success! It tasted amazing. I hereby make a vow to visit your cafe in the future! Many thanks :)
Of course, that should have been that I managed to find some Farro in a deli in Olney
Great new book! I’ve already tried a few of the dishes and they are superb as always. I managed to find some farrotto in a deli in Olney.
I am so pleased to get a copy of your new book.I know I will enjoy using this as much as your others. However,can you please tell me where I can buy farrotto in England. I have asked in my reliable healthfood shop and the local Italian deli without success.
We will be arriving in Cork on Saturday for lunch! It is on our itinerary. We are Texas foodies in search of Ireland’s best. Looking forward to meeting you.
So fun watching the show on the Food Network this week.I get to Cork about every two years and look forward to my next trip back which will include a visit to your restaurant.
I was watching a cooking show last night, Bobby Flay’s Ireland, and there was a segment about your restaurant. My husband and I have made a conscious choice to have better eating habits. We have recently become vegetarians and I have been searching for new recipes. The food that you served on that show looked wonderful. I was inspired by what I saw and heard during that segment. I am ordering your cookbook today and look forward to sharing the meals with my family. Thank you for sharing your skills with us.
Please can you put on your website, where the restaurant is actually located! ive been trying to figure this out and its very frustrating!
Just spent 2 days in Cork and ate in Cafe Paradiso 3 times!! Would have gone for a 4th time but they close on Sundays. Best vegetarian food ever. Already planning my next trip. PLEASE OPEN IN DUBLIN _ WE NEED YOU. : )
Thank you for the recent Christmas card! really looking forward to dining with ye again over the Yuletide. Best wishes to all @ Cafe Paradiso over the holidays!
2010-10-23Ate there on Tuesday evening and must say how wonderfull the food was, the staff excellent, wish we had such a place in Scotland. Hope to be back someday. thank you for an evening to remember