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Big Night: Devin O'Sullivan of FEAST

Where will you eat when everything goes back to normal?

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At some point, our world will return to normal - even if it is a new normal. But where will we go for our first night out?

We asked some well-known names in the Irish food and drinks industry to tell us what they're planning when restrictions are lifted. Today, we spoke to Devin O'Sullivan of the social enterprise FEAST, which organises food events and workshops around the country:

"The comfort of being part of a community is something that has come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the dust settles on what has been a testing period in our lives, to say the least, the food community is going to need all the support it can get from the public.

For me, spending an evening in a small independent Irish restaurant surrounded by friends, family and delicious local food is one of the many activities I’m looking forward to enjoying in the coming months.

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The first evening, whenever it may come, will be spent in 1826 Adare, owned by one of the food industry’s real gentlemen, Wade Murphy, and his wife Elaine. Situated in the gorgeous hamlet of Adare in Co Limerick, it received a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016 and has retained the accolade each year since then.
Flavour is king in this most picturesque of rustic cottages, and Wade ensures that seasonal local produce is the foundation of every dish. His modern Irish cooking paired with stunning wines and attentive service always results in an epic night."

FEAST currently isn't operating any workshops or events, but head to the company's Instagram page to keep up with any new developments.

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