Paul Flynn | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant, Townhouse and Cookery School, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. Paul’s dishes are known and loved for their deep earthy flavours and the menus give nothing away in their simplicity yet the tastes are hugely exciting. He was the cookery writer for the Irish Times and subsequently wrote three cookery books, An Irish Adventure with Food (Food and Wine cookbook of the year 2005) and ‘Second Helpings’ which contains a selection of spectacular recipes using seasonal food. His latest book Surf and Turf co-written with Martin Shanahan was released in 2012.

In 1997 Paul opened The Tannery Restaurant in his home town of Dungarvan and 2005 the Tannery Townhouse followed. In 2008 The Tannery Cookery School became the third part of the operation and the Townhouse extended to 14 rooms.

Paul has been awarded many accolades throughout his career from John and Sally McKenna’s Bridgestone Guides, Georgina Campbell Guide, Food and Wine Magazine, Hospitality Ireland and Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards.

The latest, most prestigious was from Restaurant Association of Ireland who this year awarded The Tannery Restaurant, 2013 Restaurant of the Year. The Tannery Cookery School was been awarded Cookery School of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Paul lives in Dungarvan, Co Waterford with his wife Máire, also involved in the business and two daughters.

Years at Litfest: 2014
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