Dylan McGrath Mint Restaurant

Monday, February 4, 2008



I've never had a huge temper in the kitchen and could always laugh things off but I always remember one guy who could get under my skin and now I am not surprised to see he has just been awarded a prestigious Michelin Star for his restaurant Mint in Ranelagh, Dublin. Dylan McGrath was a lowly chef de partie when I knew him but you could see in his eyes he was going places. The thing with great chefs is that it is extremly rare for them to have a personality and Dylan is falls comfortably into that category! Now I havn't seen him in 6 years but my guess is that when you watch RTE tonight and see him in action you will see exactly what I mean! Don't get me wrong, all the great chefs are driven and care little for what other people think and I think that is exactly what you need to suceed in the hard world of gaining Michelin stars. I havn't eaten Dylan's food since the Peacock Alley days but my guess is that it is outstanding and that he is still a grumpy arrogant young man!

Mint restaurant
Ranelagh Dublin
Website

5 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm looking forward to this. Looks much better than the gimmicky gourmet guerilla crap they've been trying. RTE really needs a real cooking show. You up for it Niall!? ;-)

Look forward to hearing your thoughts tomorrow. On another note, have you checked out LouderVoice.com? It links your reviews to other reviews and straight to your blog. Also an Irish company... would be cool to see your restaurant reviews etc. on there. Good to hear from someone in the business too!

Daniel said...

I couldn't get over how small the kitchen was. No wonder he's turning into Gordon Ramsay ...

Ian said...

I watched the entire documentary about Dylan McGrath and his restaurant. That chap has serious mental issues to confront. He was physically shaking at the reminder of his time in London with Tom Aikens. Maybe it's just me but I couldn't visit one of these restaurants knowing that food is being served at the price of human dignity.

havunewool? said...

absolutely no excuse for the kind of behaviour Dylan McGrath exhibited during his obviously self aggrandizing documentary. The last thing this world needs is another megalomaniac chef; it is so passe, so over and so (yawn) boring. If he thinks that his rotten attitude does not affect his food, then he is a thick as he looks. I have no doubt he will get just exactly what he deserves.

Bryan McCarthy said...

he wasnt that bad nothing compared to ramsey in his biograghy channel programme the night he won his third star 2 chef de parties demoted to commis and abused in ways the catholic church would be proud of

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