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!
Monday, February 4, 2008