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Michelin Star Chefs Give Food for Thought in the Burren

Three emerging and Michelin star chefs converged on The Burren Storehouse in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, on Friday March 11th for an evening of cookery demonstrations and talks on food philosophy.

60 food enthusiasts and businesses and individuals involved in the foodservice sector attended the event.

Irish celebrity chef and author Kevin Thornton, Jamie Simpson from the Culinary Vegetable Institute of Chef’s Garden and Enda McEvoy, the owner of Loam Restaurant in Galway, hosted cookery demonstrations, preparing a special meal for guests, and participating in a questions and answer session with attendees.

Jamie and Enda designed and cooked a meal comprised of local Irish ingredients as well as vegetables from The Chef’s Garden’s fields in Ohio.

Towards the end of the meal, Kevin Thornton hosted a Q&A session. The owner of Thornton's Restaurant on Dublin's St. Stephen's Green was the first Irish chef to achieve two Michelin stars.

John McKenna from John and Sally McKenna's Guides was the MC for the evening, which was co-organised by Birgitta Hedin Curtin of The Burren Smokehouse and Jody Eddy, a travel writer, published author and culinary tour organiser. Jody’s most recent book, The Wild Atlantic Way, a cookbook profiling Ireland’s traditional food producers, will be published by Gill & Macmillan later this month.

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