• Cyril McAree

The IVY at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa announces new Executive Head Chef

The IVY at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is delighted to announce the arrival of their new Executive Head Chef, Jean Michel Chevet. Jean Michel takes the helm at the award-winning IVY restaurant where he will spearhead the culinary team to bring Dunboyne Castle’s restaurant offering to new heights and has designed a delectable new autumn/winter menu that is sure to tempt the taste buds.

Jean Michel’s must-have menu is defined by innovative and wonderfully flavoursome dishes, along with his ability to preserve the original flavours of fresh, local ingredients. French born and classically trained Jean Michel’s food philosophy champions the use of the finest selection of seasonal, Irish produce to create quality cuisine. Having developed his skills in Michelin Star restaurants across the globe as well as stints at Irish establishments, Ballyfin House and Lough Rynn Castle, Jean Michel brings with him over 20 years of experience and an inspired menu.

Some of the gastronomic highlights featured on the brand new á la carte menu includes fresh crabmeat rolls, delicately served with avocado purée, grapefruit and apple; fillet of brill, served with asparagus risotto, brown shrimps in a red wine beurre blanc, along with a selection of mouth-watering desserts including a pistachio and strawberry mille feuille with pistachio sponge and strawberry sauce.

The IVY at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa prides itself in producing an exquisite menu and pushes the boundaries to deliver an experience like no other. Having showcased its enticing menus throughout the years, the restaurant was awarded 2 AA Rosettes in 2013 and have since retained the coveted accolades that recognise culinary excellence. Dunboyne Castle also boasts 145 luxury rooms, along with an exclusive spa where guests can relax and rejuvenate.

Speaking at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Gráinne Ross, Managing Director, commented; “We are thrilled to welcome Jean Michel Chevet to Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa as our new Executive Head Chef - his culinary skills and passion for food are unparalleled. Our guests are at the heart of our business and we are delighted to treat them to an experience that is sure to warm their stomachs and hearts, throughout the winter months and beyond.”

Commenting on his new position Chef Jean Michel Chevet said; “The IVY at Dunboyne Castle has a superb reputation and I am excited to come on board in the role of Executive Head Chef here. I hope not only to uphold the quality of the IVY offering but also to give it my own personal touch and take it to a new level that will really wow guests of the hotel and diners at The IVY.”


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