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Deasy’s Harbour Bar

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Caitlin Ruth has an amazing palate, and this gift, allied with the amazing palette of ingredients she finds around her in West Cork, means the cooking in Deasy’s is unlike anything else. Ms Ruth has described how discovering the alchemy of cooking – aged six – made her feel “like both a mad scientist and a magician”, and she utilises both those strands of wildness in her dishes, served in a charmingly shabby chic country pub a few miles outside Clonakilty. One day she will offer cod tempura with braised daikon and shiso pickles, and the next night the cod will be baked in leeks with a Parmesan and sage crust. Being self-taught means she swaps with seamless fluency between a myriad of styles, with everything unified by her pinpoint palate, and an incredible palette of ingredients.

Elaine Blackwell
Ring, Clonakilty
+353 23 883 5741

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