Amanda Pratt

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Theo (left) and Jack Kirwan harvesting salad greens at Sprout Farm in Co Kildare.

In an immaculately planted field in Co Kildare, I taste for the first time in ages a salad leaf plucked straight from the ground – and it is a game-ch(...)

Monique and Simon Pratt in Avoca Kilmacanogue: the family has sold the business, begun in a mill in Avoca, for more than €60 million. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Simon Pratt, managing director of the hitherto family-owned Avoca Handweavers and the son of its founders, was 10 when he first saw the old Wicklow mi(...)

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt says the family is “inundated” with buyout approaches, but that no decision has been made. Photograph: Pat Langan

The dance between the Pratt family, who own Avoca Handweavers, and Aramark, the listed US food service giant that is in the frame to buy it, goes on.A(...)

Amanda Pratt: no longer assisting the owners of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton St

Speaking of the family that owns Avoca, I hear Amanda Pratt, who once ran the fashion and design side of the business, in no longer assisting the owne(...)

The  Avoca shop and cafe on Suffolk Street in Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Simon Pratt, managing director of the Avoca luxury goods retailer and restaurant chain, says it will be “a couple of months” before a decision(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin 2: it is  closing for six months for a major overhaul. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those of you who have been lamenting the future of the iconic Bewley’s cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street should relax, put the kettle on and take a load(...)