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Top Irish chef Eric Matthews prepares to kick-start a new and fun culinary chapter

Matthews, former head chef at Michelin-starred Chapter One, plans to serve Mediterranean-inspired food in a more casual style in Kicky’s

Eric Matthews: the former Chapter One head chef says his new restaurant, Kicky’s, in Dublin city will be ‘a fun place’. Picture : Bryan Meade

Former Chapter One head chef Eric Matthews and his business partner, Richie Barrett, have taken over San Lorenzo’s restaurant on South Great George’s Street in Dublin, and will reopen the space as Kicky’s later this year.

Its website states that Kicky’s will be serving Mediterranean-inspired food cooked over fire, hand-rolled pastas and signature cocktails. Matthews said the restaurant will be more casual than in previous places where he has worked.

“It’s not going to be ...