Dublin's Locks, Galway's Aniar get Michelin stars
Two Irish restaurants have been awarded coveted Michelin stars - Locks Brasserie in Portobello in Dublin, and Aniar on Dominick Street in Galway.
News of the stars emerged today when Michelin published a list of the restaurants included in its 2013 UK and Ireland guide on its website, catching the culinary world by surprise.
The guide is not due to be published until October 4.
The chef at Locks is Rory Carville from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, a graduate of Killybegs Catering College who has previously worked in the Lime Tree in Kenmare, the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin, and L'Ecrivain restaurant on Baggot Street.
Locks is owned by Sebastien Masi and Kirsten Batt, who also own Pearl Brasserie on Upper Merrrion Street. The couple took Locks over in 2010, creating eighteen new jobs.
Aniar is owned by JP and Drigin McMahon, while its head chef is Enda McEvoy. The trio have been friends for a number of years and opened Aniar together last July.
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