• Cyril McAree

New Executive Head Chef, Philip Brazil Joins The Luxury Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Brazil as Executive Head Chef. He will oversee all of the Estates’ culinary operations including the 2 AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant and Conor’s Bar and all Private Dining and Banqueting on the prestigious Estate.

Philip has over 25 years’ experience in the industry and has held the position of Executive Head Chef in a number of 5 star Hotels, most recently at Sheen Falls and prior to this at Aghadoe Heights and Fota Island Resort. Philip has also completed a Masters in Culinary Arts Development.

Commenting on the appointment, Estate General Manager Brian Baldwin said;

“We are very pleased that Philip has joined our team. He brings both enthusiasm and a dynamic innovative energy to the dining experience at Castle Leslie Estate and our plans for the future are very, very exciting.”

Speaking on his new role, Philip Brazil added; "Food is my passion and I am thrilled to be joining the incredibly successful team at Castle Leslie Estate and together taking the cuisine offering to new heights.”

About Castle Leslie Estate:

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. It is home to some of the most unique and enchanting accommodation on one of Ireland’s most breathtaking estates.

The Castle, at the heart of the Estate, offers authentic interiors and old-style hospitality and is a complete respite from the world. The Lodge is the social hub of the Estate and brings locals and guests together in an atmosphere of conviviality and comfort. It houses Conor’s Bar, the 2 AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant and The Victorian Treatment Rooms. The Old Stable Mews and Village Cottages are the perfect spot for guests that want the convenience of hotel living combined with private luxury home rental. A host of activities are on offer including pike fishing for the nature enthusiast, a private cinema for movie buffs, exceptional walking trails for those who want to breathe in fresh country air, kayaking and clay pigeon shooting for the more adventurous, hot air balloon rides for those looking for exhilaration, falconry for those to experience nature up close, a fabulous spa for rejuvenation and of course the famous world-class equestrian centre! All these factors help to create one of the most renowned luxury castle hotels Ireland has to offer.

For further information on Castle Leslie Estate, please visit www.castleleslie.com


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