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Food Critic and Chef Paolo Tullio Passes Away

Published on Jun 8 2015 10:03 AM in Restaurant tagged: chef / Paolo Tullio / Michelin star / food critic

Food Critic and Chef Paolo Tullio Passes Away

One of Ireland's eminent food critics, writer and former Michelin-star chef Paolo Tullio passed away late last week following an illness.

The Italian native came to Ireland to study in 1968 and opened the former restaurant Armstrong's Barn in Annamoe, Co. Wicklow in 1977. He was awarded the Michelin star the following year.

He became a familiar face on television and even movies, acting as a guest critic on the popular RTE series The Restaurant. He wrote restaurant reviews for the Irish Independent up until late last year.

As an author, he penned North of Naples, South of Rome, a book about where he was from in Italy and Mushroom Man. He was also a frequent guest on Newstalk radio with Sean Moncrieff.

His press management, Noel Kelly, spoke of his passing: “The world is missing an incredible chef and culinary expert. He was one of life’s true gentlemen, a word overused but not in this case as Paolo was a gentleman to the core."

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