Gaz Smith

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Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan in their restaurant, Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford (photographed in February, before the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions), where they will run a Christmas market. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“We were going to do a five-day week. It was worth a lot of money to us. We had a very long discussion about it and we took it to a vote.” Damien Gre(...)

Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

Gaz Smith at his pop-up farm shop which opens today at his Michael’s restaurant in Mount Merrion. Photographs: Fran Veale

Reinvention is the name of the game for restaurants in 2020, and as the latest lockdown restrictions take hold, quick thinking food business owners ar(...)

A Friday night treat: Crisp fried fish and chips. Photograph: iStock

Okay, let’s be honest, chipper chips cannot be replicated at home, not even if you have access to that vat of cheap vinegar that there’s never enough (...)

It’s a month to the day since the first case of coronavirus, also know as Covid-19, was diagnosed in Ireland. On February 28th, Michelle and Damien Ma(...)

Flooded with calls: ‘By yesterday we had it nailed, and feedback on the food was great. But people were getting frustrated that they couldn’t get through on the phone,’ says Gaz Smith of Michael’s of Mount Merrion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Demand for takeaway food soared over the weekend, causing problems for some of the restaurants that have turned to offering meals for collection and d(...)

Chef Gaz Smith says his Instant Pot “has saved me from ordering countless take-aways after a hard day in recent months”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It hasn’t seen the inside of the cupboard since Christmas, it gets used so often.” It’s fair to say Dublin chef Gaz Smith is very impressed with his (...)

Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin 4, which has temporarily closed and re-opened as a food shop. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Are you waiting for the pub to open?” There was a definite note of longing in the voice of the tourist addressing people in the queue outside the Sus(...)

Home delivery: Bombay Pantry will drop food to customers’ homes ‘to limit unnecessary contact but still get food to our customers’.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Restaurants are responding to the coronavirus crisis by introducing takeaway menus, organising home-delivery services and limiting payment to contactl(...)

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef event in Frank’s on Camden Street.  Photographs: Fran Veale

Donegal is emerging as a contender for the title of culinary capital of Ireland with all the great food that’s being created there, so the Irish Times(...)

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