A Dublin-based chef has been nominated to represent Ireland, the UK and Nothern Europe in the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award.
A statement about the news said, "Chef Nicolas Fagundes, currently at Dublin's newly opened Comptoir Café and previously of Pichet and The Greenery, has been nominated to represent Ireland, UK and North Europe region in the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award. Fagundes is one of 12 finalists from around the world chosen for representing their personal philosophy in a dish, with public voting open now until 9 am GMT on October 24th.
"Fagundes' dish, 'Flavours And Textures Of Palm And Ox Tongue', showcases the connection between his life as a chef in Dublin and his Brazilian heritage.
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"'This dish to me means that with the right intention to create a more dynamic and sustainable environment in our lives we can understand more how other cultures work and I want to bring them together in one single plate showing and expressing my roots where I grew up combined with the knowledge and techniques acquired during my career living abroad,' says Fagundes."
The statement added, "The winner will be announced in Milan, Italy, during the Grand Finale of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy 2021 on 28-30 October in front of a prestigious jury composed of the international chef judges including three-Michelin-star chefs Mauro Colagreco, Andreas Caminda and Clare Smyth.
"Voting for Chef Fagundes is open now via this link: https://www.finedininglovers.com/article/fine-dining-lovers-food-thought-voting-2021."
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