Thursday 23 November 2017

Maitre d' serves up his story

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

THE country may be bankrupt with the IMF running the show but restaurateur Nick Munier has revealed that he has a three-week waiting list for some slots at his Pichet establishment.

Business is so good at the Trinity Street eatery, which the London-born maitre d' runs with Michelin-starred chef Stephen Gibson, it was touch and go last night whether they could take a night off to launch Munier's biography 'Boiling Point'.

"People still want their little luxuries. It's their only respite from the lies the politicians have been telling them. It's great for us," he said last night.

The launch took place in the plush surroundings of the Cliff Town House on St Stephen's Green where guests included actress Victoria Smurfit and author Amanda Brunker.

"There has been far too much written about celebrity chefs. I thought it was time someone from 'front-of-house' got to tell their story.

"After all people come to my restaurant, not just for food but for theatre as well," added Nick.

'Boiling Point: Adventures in the Restaurant Game' is now on sale for €14.99.

Irish Independent

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