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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud comes to Mount Juliet Estate for an exclusive Michelin dining experience

Dublin’s Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is collaborating with Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny for a once-off Michelin-starred dining experience on April 16. Partner content with Nespresso Professional

Chef John Kelly of the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny will welcome Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud to the hotel to collaborate on a rare menu for guests

For one night only, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud will venture from its Dublin home on Tuesday April 16th to collaborate with chef John Kelly of the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny to produce an evening of extraordinary dining.

Masterchef Guillaume Lebrun, the executive head chef and founder of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, will join forces with chef Kelly to create a rare menu anchored in classical French cooking techniques.

Guests will be welcomed to a pre-dinner champagne reception, before being ushered to the serene Lady Helen dining room of the Georgian Manor House, for what promises to be a remarkable dining experience that blends the personal culinary ethos of both renowned chefs.

Chef Guillaume Lebrun of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (left) and chef John Kelly of Mount Juliet Estate (right) are both Michelin-recognised

Both chefs are Michelin-recognised, with chef Lebrun and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud the first in Ireland to be awarded two Michelin stars, an accolade they have retained for 28 years, while chef Kelly celebrates his 11th year being Michelin-starred at the Lady Helen restaurant.

The rare occasion marks the first time chef Lebrun has collaborated with another chef in Ireland since the inception of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud over 40 years ago. Making it extra special, is the fact chef Kelly was once chef Lebrun’s apprentice, having trained under him during his time in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

“It is wonderful to see how much John has accomplished since he left us. He was always very interested in learning; and he is clever and creative. We think similarly about our work and take pride in it, so I am absolutely delighted to be sharing a kitchen with him again,” chef Lebrun said.

An example of a dish at Lady Helen restaurant that has earned chef John Kelly an excellent reputation
Guests will dine in the serene Lady Helen dining room of the Georgian Manor House

Other expert touches of the dining experience include sommelier Jean Baptiste, who has returned to the Lady Helen after a year working in Bora Bora. Baptiste has cleverly paired the menu with a selection of exceptional wines from both established and artisan producers.

Meanwhile, the desserts have been paired with the Nespresso Professional Brazil Organic coffee, a smooth arabica bean coffee drink with toasted cereal notes.

The ‘Master and Apprentice’ tasting menu at the Lady Helen is priced at €175 per person with wine pairings. This is a one-night-only experience and demand will be high, reservations are essential.

To reserve a table for the overnight Master and Apprentice package from €350 per person in the splendour of the Manor House with a delicious á la carte breakfast, please call (056) 7773000.