Moya has beau John with a fine Chianti
It's all happening in Cork. TV uber-chef Rachel Allen and husband Isaac will be marking Valentine's Day with dinner at their restaurant Rachel's. They have a special menu on for Valentine's night at the restaurant. And special Flirtini cocktails, created by Rachel. "We might have a few of those," Isaac told me. "We are married 19 years and we are stuck with each other, and we have no plans to change," he joked. "I am mad about her and she is mad about me. And we are mad about each other."
John Waters, the author, is going west on Valentine's. "I'll be with my beautiful wife Rita in our hideaway in the real Ireland - Ireland West." Kathleen Watkins quipped apropos of Valentine's that "it is Ash Wednesday too. Fish to be had with lunch with a friend," she told me on Friday, adding that she was now a deux in the Wicklow Heather Inn in Laragh, County Wicklow "on a beautiful sunny day."
Further south, out on the posh peninsula of Howth, dynamic RTE chair Moya Doherty and her husband, the dashing impresario John McColgan, will be enjoying a special night in.