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Chapter One shows appetite for success

IT IS the Michelin-starred eatery with as many awards as hot dinners.

But upmarket restaurant Chapter One picked up another gong over the weekend when it was named Restaurant of the Year at the Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards.

It was two in a row for the Parnell Street eatery, which scooped the same title last year – and in 2004, 2009 and 2010.

"To win this again is just amazing," Martin Corbett, co-proprietor with Ross Lewis of Chapter One, told the Herald.

"What makes this all the more special is that the dining-out circle of Irish people have a huge input into this, along with the judges – and, year after year, our patrons keep coming back to us."

Food & Wine editor Miriam Atkins praised the restaurant at the awards event, attended by more than 400 people in the Four Season Hotel, saying that "Chapter One represented fine dining at its best".

She added: "It also boasts an exemplary front-of-house service and delivers the highest-quality food in a restaurant that exudes style and class while making patrons feels at home."



Chef of the Year was named as Mickael Viljanen of the Greenhouse in Dublin 2.

Derry Clarke's l'Ecrivain won the award for Best Service, while the Avant Garde prize went to the Fade Street Social, run by MasterChef judge Dylan McGrath.

Best Dublin Restaurant was won by Restaurant Forty One in Residence, St Stephen's Green.

Peter Caviston of Cavistons seafood store and restaurant in Glasthule, Co Dublin, was presented with a Hall of Fame award for his contribution to the Irish seafood industry.