Ireland's female Michelin Starred Quartet
Between 1975 and 2017, four women chefs were awarded Michelin Stars in Ireland.
There have been four women chefs in Ireland who have held a Michelin star, and it struck us this week, amidst all the annual Michelin froth, that we have had the great good fortune to have eaten in all of their restaurants.
Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House was the first to bag the big gong, and held a star for five years beginning in 1975. Catherine Healy held a star for four years at Dunderry Lodge in County Meath, between 1986 and 1989. From 1996, Kei Pilz had a run of six starred years cooking at The Shiro Japanese Dinner House in Ahakista, West Cork, whilst Danni Barry earned a star at Eipic, by Michael Deane, in Belfast, between 2016 and 2017.
As you can imagine, these four women are remarkable individuals. In fact, they are extraordinary individuals.
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