The Irish dining scene has never been more exciting, with chefs all over the country doing their part to shine a light on the exceptional ingredients produced here, in new and innovative ways. Events like Food on the Edge have helped to put Irish food on the map and an exciting new opening will see talent from afar, chef Jordan Bailey, put down roots here.
Formerly the head chef of Esben Holm Bang’s Maaemo in Copenhagen, Bailey has headed up a kitchen with three Michelin stars and a global reputation for offering a “complete experience” to immerse diners. Bringing this wealth of knowledge with him, Cornwall born Bailey is set to open a unique fine dining restaurant, Aimsir, on the grounds of Cliff at Lyons in Kildare this September.
According to The Irish Times, Bailey’s Irish Sous Chef at Maaemo, Halaigh Whelan-McManus, inspired him to come to Ireland and explore our rich larder of produce. Having met with producers across the country and setting their sights on enriching and promoting Irish food, Bailey and his Danish wife Majken Bech Christensen are set to realise their dream of having their own restaurant in the former cookery school in the Lyons estate.
The 24 seater restaurant, Aimsir, will reflect the rich bounty of produce grown on the estate, and will eschew ingredients such as olive oil and lemons in favour of exclusively Irish produce.
So named to reflect the influence of climate on our unique produce, Aimsir’s dining room will be unlike any other in Ireland, with the pass in the middle of the room allowing guests to be immersed in the process from cooking to plating.
Prices are expected to range from €105 to €115 per head for a unique dining experience which will surely add a new dimension to our food scene and hopefully attract the attention of lovers of fine food from all over the world.
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