A new project to help strengthen the Irish food scene will kick-off next month and will see top guest chefs collaborating with JP McMahon in Michelin starred Aniar in Galway on different dates throughout 2017.
The Chef Swap programme starts on 18 February with Ross Lewis of Michelin star Dublin restaurant Chapter One joining McMahon in the kitchen to co-create a 10-course meal, which represents both restaurants and both chefs.
Finnish chef Sasu Laukkonen from Helsinki Michelin star restaurant Chef & Sommelier is rostered for the 11 March. Cornwall-based Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw will join the Aniar kitchen team on Friday the 28 Saturday the 29th April. Outlaw operates two of Britain’s most highly regarded seafood restaurants, Outlaw’s at the Capital in London and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac.
Aniar will welcome rising star of Dutch cuisine Syrco Bakker of Michelin star Pure C restaurant in the Netherlands, on a date in June.
JP McMahon commented: "The purpose of Chef Swap at Aniar is to bring different chefs to Aniar in order to showcase their food and philosophy. It's wonderful to open our Chef Swap programme with renowned and much loved Irish chef Ross Lewis. Ross has been at the forefront of Irish cuisine for 25 years."