Paul McDonald puts a lot of graft into every single plate of food they send out from the kitchen in Bastion, a landmark building in the centre of Kinsale where Mr McDonald’s culinary confidence has grown steadily over the last four years. Cauliflower will be caramelised to perfection. Quinoa will be transformed into a cracker. Mushrooms will become a crumble. Gin will be reborn as a granola. He’s a very cheffy chef who relishes the graft and the hours in the kitchen, aiming not just for culinary transformation, but for culinary transubstantiation – he wants to cook for the Gods. So, order a glass of prosecco, nibble on the signature Guinness sourdough to start, let Helen Noonan take care of you, and go with the flow with smart and well-judged tasting menus.
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