Dining out: A food year like no other

Paul Smyth has spent decades seeking out great places to eat. The pandemic may have changed how he does it, but it has also deepened his appreciation of the joy of dining out

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
1st November, 2020
Dining out: A food year like no other
Paul Smyth photographed on the terrace at Volpe Nera in Dublin. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Covid-19 has been a sharp shock to our lives this year. Nothing we have previously experienced has prepared us for it.

My generation, the boomers, have had a pretty easy ride compared to the generations before us. Unlike my parents and grandparents, I haven’t had to live through any world wars or health crises like this. The loss of the freedoms I’ve taken for granted has been a sobering reminder that I’ve led a very...

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