ENTERTAINMENT: Celebrity Chef visits the new Oyster Tavern

13 November 2017
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

The Oyster Tavern, Market Lane, Cork.
Picture: David Keane.

The Oyster Tavern is set to welcome Irish celebrity chef and TV star Derry Clarke for a once off prestigious event. The ‘Dine with Derry’ experience will take place on Tuesday 21st of November, in The Oyster Tavern, with a percentage of ticket sales going directly to Penny Dinners, one of Cork’s oldest caring organisations.

Diners on the night will enjoy a cocktail on arrival, followed by a five course tasting menu with matching wines, designed and cooked by renowned chef Derry Clarke, with ingredients sourced from The English Market right next door. Derry will be assisted on the night by his head chef Tom Doyle and the recently appointed new head chef in The Oyster Tavern, Kate Lawlor, making it a unique opportunity for people to have a sumptuous meal prepared for them by three of Ireland’s most highly regarded chefs.

Ahead of the event Derry Clarke shared his excitement about coming to Cork and being a part of a great event for a great cause, saying “I can’t wait to visit The Oyster Tavern and be a part of this event. I remember The Oyster Tavern from years ago when I used to visit it with my uncle so looking forward to going back and seeing it after its transformation. I am a huge fan of The English Market and visit it every time I am in Cork, so to be able to prepare a once off exciting menu using The English Market as my fridge so to speak is a really exciting concept for me. My head chef Tom Doyle will also be coming with me for the occasion and we are really looking forward to working with Kate Lawlor who is a superb chef, so between us all I have no doubt we’ll exceed expectations.”

Speaking about the event, owner of The Oyster Tavern, Alan Clancy said “We are very excited about this event, and we have already had a huge demand for tickets so I’m sure it will be a huge success and raise a lot of money for Penny Dinners. We wanted to do something in the lead up to Christmas to give back to the Cork community, so when the opportunity came up to partner with Derry Clarke and The English Market it seemed like a great fit.”

Tickets for this highly anticipated event are now on sale for €70 each and are available from The Oyster Tavern, Market Lane, Cork. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis, so early booking is advised.

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