New Restaurant Opens At Co. Down's Hinch Distillery
A new restaurant has opened at the Hinch Distillery in Co. Down.
The new restaurant's opening follows news from earlier this year that Northern Irish whiskey and gin manufacturer Hinch was preparing to open a visitor centre on the grounds of Killaney Estate in Ballynahinch, Co. Down.
As reported by The Irish News, the distillery's new restaurant is called Hinch Brasserie and it is headed by former Waterfront Hall and Titanic Belfast executive chef Leo Small, who also previously worked at The Savoy Hotel in London and former Dublin restaurant Peacock Alley.
The Irish News quotes Small as saying, "I'm delighted to be part of what is a new and exciting tourism attraction in Northern Ireland.
"My passion is cooking and creating a memorable dining experience for all guests.
"We have so much good food grown here in NI and it's a pleasure to be able to use that alongside some indigenous Hinch ingredients to craft a stunning menu for what is going to me a stunning new addition to the NI social scene."
Visitor Centre Opening
The opening of Hinch Brasserie coincided with the opening of the aforementioned Hinch Distillery visitor centre.
Distillery Owner Statement
The Irish News quotes the distillery's owner, Dr. Terry Cross, as saying, "The launch of our vision in its entirety to the public has been a long time coming, and we’re delighted that the award-winning quality of our whiskey and gin will now be savoured through a beautifully worked menu presented by our head chef, Leo Small, at our Hinch Brasserie."
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