Dining Out

Gillian Nelis: The Cove at Fota serves up clever, contemporary cooking based on classic ingredients

Chef Maris Urbanovic is whipping up some world-class fare and showing guests just what can be done with great Irish ingredients at the Cove on Fota Island in Co Cork

The Cove at Fota Island Resort: forging a reputation as a top-class hotel restaurant. Picture: John Allen

It’s always a good sign when you open photos of a meal you ate a while back, and find yourself thinking that you’d love to eat it again.

It has taken me more than a month to get round to writing about my dinner at the Cove, the fine dining restaurant at the Fota Island resort in Cork, but a quick flick through the pictures and my taste buds are doing a Celine Dion (it’s ...