Chef Keith Boyle and his wife Carmel are running Restaurant Lady Anne, open since April 2019 in Castlecomer, North Kilkenny.
Keith and Carmel began with The Bay Tree Bistro in Waterford over ‘The Exchange’, scoring Keith Best Newcomer and Best Chef (Munster) at the Irish Restaurant Awards in 2015/16.
Their first floor restaurant moved to Merchant’s Quay in Waterford with 85 seats and more accolades and acclaim. Now the pair are making their mark on the Kilkenny food scene.
On Monday in London they discovered their listing in the 2020 Michelin Guide so we caught up on Wednesday this week to find out what putting Castlecomer on a plate means.
Little did I know we’d be taking in a full tour of the Georgian ‘Creamery House’ that houses Restaurant Lady Anne or paying a visit to the walled gardens they’ve inherited just 90 seconds from the back door of the restaurant.
It’s a long listen, but a great story.
Oh, and that dish…
For more info, see restaurantladyanne.ie.