Deirdre Daly is a smashing, creative cook, and she has powered Lir Restaurant into the top rank in County Clare. Ms Daly is mistress of all the skills. She is a superb baker, and a great patissier. She cooks like an angel, whether she is fashioning one of her celebrated gourmet sandwiches, or slowly bringing together a drop-dead delicious mushroom risotto for a Saturday night dinner. She has the confidence gifted by precise and effective technique, so she seems to have time to do everything just so, to finish every dish just the way it needs to be brought to perfection. When you add in the fact that the views from the terrace and the dining room are amongst the best in Europe, then you know that Lir Restaurant really is one of those unforgettable gems that you stumble upon in a charmed life. Ms Daly is a power in the land, and she is going to be very famous indeed.
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