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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Well done Denis and all, we from accross the Irish Sea are full of admiration for you for getting back on track so swiftly -have a lovely Christmas, from Celia and Mike
Hi Denis, and everyone, from Celia and Mike. Deri has let us know how you have succeeded in getting up and running this weekend. Huge admiration flows from this side of the Irish Sea to you, and our warmest wishes for a successful re-launch.
Well done everyone for your bravery in tackling the flooding head-on and treating it as a real opportunity. I’m sure you will bounce right back (er, should that be splashback in this case?. Good luck with your best kitchen, restaurant and website ever!
Had an amazing experience last Friday!! Loved everything that was put in front of me :)
Any chance of opening a sister resturant up in the second capital??? ;)
Amazing meal and choice of food…for a vegetarian this means everything!!! Staff were lovely, thanks a million!! We’ll be back again
Hi, just wanted to say the meal I ate last week at yours was possibly the best all year. Thanks for fitting us in on such short notice, and the staff were great. Never knew vegetables were so exciting, and I am now a convert to green beans…
We’ve been twice and loved everything, the people, the food, the rooms, the books! Need a bigger stomach! Can’t seem to register for the newsletter.
I just had lunch at your lovely restaurant. It was absolutely delicious and the best meal I had in a long time!
I recently ate at your restaurant. I’m a meat eater but it was easily the best meal I have had this year! thank you
Hi My son and I are coming to Cork, He is a university Student – We heard about Cafe Paradiso We Can’t wait to visit!! trying to receive the new letter please add us to the list thank you :)
Regards, Laraine and Doug Cunningham
i miss you soo much.
i don’t know if you remember of me, i’ve worked with you 2 years ago for a very short time, one month.. but you’re imprint is left on my heart forever.. you are “precious” to me!
i love cafè paradiso
The new book is great. We cooked the celeriac, mushroom, and pearl barley soup this weekend and it was delicious. The book is a worthy successor to the previous ones. In particular, we use the Seasons one a lot because we get deliveries of seasonal organic veg. Paradiso Seasons recipes are now standard fare at home here! I only wish I’d eaten at the restaurant more: only managed it the once when I was speaking at UCC, and I bought the first two books there and then. So it was a real delight to find the new one on the shelves of a Swansea bookshop!
I’m buying the cookbook (though I doubt I can do it justice)! I expected it to be the best veggie meal I’ve ever had from all the reviews I read, but my meat-loving friends adored it too. The food was amazing, the staff were so helpful, the desserts were the most beautiful creations – it was worth the train/flight/drive/torrential rain suffered to get there, and I’d go every weekend if I could.
My sister brought me to cafe paradiso as a surprise last night! It is my favourite restaurant bar none. Thanks so much!