The two Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud was the location for an early morning breakfast get-together hosted by Nespresso Professional recently.
The restaurant does no serve breakfast so for those in attendance it was a rare treat. Gordon Thompson, Commercial Manager, Nespresso Professional Ireland, and Patrick Guilbaud, Nespresso Ambassador, welcomed guests as they arrived.
Guests included Michelin starred chef Aidan McGrath from the Wild Honey Inn, chef Gareth Mullin from The Marker Hotel, and chef Chris McGowan from Wine & Brine Restaurant in Armagh. Aisling O’Kennedy, along with her colleagues Cailin Keaney and Derek Reilly from Aramark, also enjoyed the morning.
A short video was screened, showing the highlights of Patrick’s visit to Jardin, Colombia where he visited the Nespresso coffee plantations, the community mill, and met with Nespresso farmer Humberto Galeano Sanchez. Patrick spoke to guests about his firsthand experience of how the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program is benefitting the coffee farmers, the farming landscape and the quality of the coffee beans.
Afterwards, a breakfast starter of tropical fruit salad was served with freshly squeezed orange juice and a selection of Viennoiseries, followed by a main course of eggs Benedict and a choice of Nespresso coffees – the Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung and Nespresso Exclusive Selection Kenya Milima.
The Exclusive Selection coffees have been created to pair with the particular tastes and flavours of haute cuisine. Cultivated from rare beans, the Exclusive Selections are only available in Michelin starred restaurants worldwide. Nespresso Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung is a rare single origin coffee, grown and harvested in the remote Himalayan foothills. It has a generous intense flavour, gifted with fresh notes of toasted bread and a supple texture. Nespresso Exclusive Selection Kenya Milima is a juicy coffee with notes of lemon and wonderful acidity.