Chef Swap at Aniar, Galway, to continue through 2018

Chef Swap

The very successful "Chef Swap at Aniar" programme continues into and throughout 2018 and will see more acclaimed international and Irish guest chefs collaborating with Chef/Owner JP McMahon in his Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant in Galway, Ireland, on different weekend dates throughout 2018.

Chef Swap at Aniar

Danni Barry, formerly of Michelin star Deanes Eipic, Belfast, and now leading the kitchen at Clenaghans Restaurant, Craigavon, was on the 9th and 10th February; Amanda Cohen of cutting-edge New York City vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy was on the 6th and 7th April; Christophe Dufau of Michelin star Les Bacchanales restaurant, Vence, France is coming on the 15th and 16th June; and rising Russian star Stanislav Pesotskiy of Björn, a new Nordic restaurant in Moscow, will be cooking at Aniar on the 16th and 17th November. Gunnar Karl Gíslason from Michelin star, new Nordic Restaurant Dill in Reykjavík, Iceland is also due to join JP in the Aniar kitchen in 2018 at a date to be confirmed.

JP McMahon said, "Chef Swap is a wonderful way of visiting chefs to learn more about the produce we have here in Ireland. As part of the experience, I travel with each chef to visit local producers and experience how the produce is harvested. On the other hand, for the team in Aniar and our guests, it gives us an insight into each chef’s unique way of cooking and every time is a surprise. Many chefs bring signature dishes to their menu while challenging themselves to use Irish ingredients. Feedback, both from our guests who book dinner and from the visiting chefs, has been overwhelmingly positive so it’s exciting to extend the programme into 2018.”

The Chef Swap at Aniar programme, which started in 2017, has innovation, education and the strengthening of Irish food at its centre.

In 2017, Aniar welcomed guest chefs Ross Lewis of Chapter One, Dublin; Sasu Laukkonen, now of Ora, Helsinki; Nathan Outlaw of Outlaw’s at the Capital, London, and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac; Syrco Bakker of Pure C, The Netherlands; Alexandre Silva of LOCO, Lisbon; Benoit Dewitteof Restaurant Benoit Dewitte, Ghent; Daniel Burns of Luksus-Tørst, Brooklyn; and Adam Reid of The French, Manchester.

The 2018 Chef Swap at Aniar programme kicked off in February 2018 and each of the Chef Swap at Aniar dinner menus follow the same menu format as the regular Aniar tasting menus - 6 courses at 65 euro, 8 courses at 85 euro, or 10 courses at 110 euro.

For more information and reservations see www.aniarrestaurant.ie, or phone +353 (0)91 535947.

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Zack