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Pantry and Corkscrew

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Dermott Flynn’s progress as the chef-patron of Westport’s lovely Pantry & Corkscrew has been a sure and steady journey of enquiry, invention, inspiration and discipline. Mr Flynn has shown his discipline in shortening the P&C menus, whilst at the same time drawing inspiration from the superlative suppliers who work round and about him in County Mayo – who else cooks Andarl Farm pork fillet and serves it with a Kelly’s putog pie, or serves local langoustines with a tarragon gnocchi?

Mr Flynn is a questing cook, analysing the potential of his ingredients, and then ushering them to a state of deliciousness with a deft signature style: pork and Gubbeen chorizo burger; goat’s cheese pearls with rhubarb compote; featherblade of beef braised in Mescan stout. Together with his wife, Janice, the Flynns have also fashioned a gorgeously bricolage-style room, creating the perfect setting in which to enjoy this resonant, culturally-rich Irish cooking.

53.799069, -9.52489
Dermott and Janice O'Rourke
The Octagon, Westport, Co.Mayo.
00353 98 26977

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