Terre restaurant, in Cork, has been awarded a second Michelin star, after being awarded its first star last year.
The restaurant is located within the seventeenth-century manor house at Castlemartyr Resort, and it is run by chef patron Vincent Crepel and his team.
‘After being awarded their first star last year, Vincent Crepel and his chefs have made quick work of taking themselves to the two[-]star level,’ according to the Michelin Guide.
‘This has been achieved thanks to original, modern dishes with well-judged contrasts that allow the supreme quality of the ingredients to shine.’
‘Brilliance Of Nature’
Terre aims to be a contemporary, intimate restaurant, where diners are escorted on a culinary journey celebrating the ‘brilliance of nature’.
Chef Crepel started his career in France and has worked in several renowned international restaurants, from the three-Michelin-starred Arzak, in San Sebastián, Spain, and Restaurant André, in Singapore, to the historic Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, in Crissier, Switzerland.
Crepel uses age-old French cooking methods coupled with a strong Asian influence, drawn from his time working there.
“Since I have come here and seen the beautiful green fields and spectacular coastline, I have felt a connection with the people, the land, the energy from the sea, and find it very inspiring,” Crepel told Hospitality Ireland when the restaurant opened.
“I hope to bring our guests on a special journey, showcasing the highest-quality ingredients, carefully sourced for my personal vision of a modern restaurant experience.”
‘Classical French Technique’
The tasting menu curated by Crepel and his team utilises local, seasonal produce, complemented by carefully curated wines.
“My food is rooted in classical French technique, yet alive with the bright, exciting flavours of Asia,” Crepel told Hospitality Ireland.