West coast wonder

She once planned to be a teacher, but now Christine Walsh is serving up a culinary masterclass at Éan in Galway. Here, she tells Jordan Mooney about how her first year running the restaurant has gone

5th December, 2021
West coast wonder
Christine Walsh, who was awarded Best Chef at he recent Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards. Picture: Nathalie Márquez-Courtney/Simone Kelly

At the recent Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards, one of the biggest cheers of the night was let out when Christine Walsh of Éan in Galway was awarded Best Chef Connaught. For Walsh, the award came as something of a pleasant surprise, but for those of us in the food industry who have been paying attention to her career, it was almost overdue.

“We’re so short-staffed right now that I wasn’t...

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