Patrick Guilbaud is a famous French Chef who owns a restaurant by the name of 'Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud' in Dublin, Ireland. He hails from Cognac in France, and moved to Ireland in 1981 to set up his now famous restaurant. His restaurant was the first in Ireland to receive two stars from the Michelin guide.
Professional Life of Chef Patrick Guilbaud
Guilbaud is basically from Cognac in France, and moved to England in 1974 and opened his first restaurant in 1976. He moved to Ireland in 1981, where he decided to build his own custom built restaurant. The restaurant design was done by Arthur Gibney, as per a brief to design a contemporary and spacious restaurant. According to Partick, the philosophy of the restaurant is to continuously strive to meet customer expectations in terms of food, wine, ambience, service and atmosphere. The restaurant has received many accolades from reviewers. Guilbaud was also authorized by Tiperari Crystal, a famous Irish design company that designs gift items ranging from crockery to textiles and candles, to design wine glasses for their new range.
Achievements of Patrick Guilbaud
Chef Guilbaud has received many awards and accolades along his way up the professional ladder. Here are his most notable achievements-
- Patrick Guilbaud's Restaurant has twice been the award winner for Michelin Star Award, which are given by the Michelin Guide under the Red Guide section, which is the most reputed restaurant and hotel guide for Europe.
- In 2004, Patrick Guilbaud's Restaurant was praised by Robert O'Bryne in 'The New York Times' for its 'elegant surroundings' and 'seriously good' food. It also approved the restaurant for 'reservations advised'. Food discussed included the restaurant's roast quail with hazelnut coating.
- Chef Guilbaud was also commissioned to design wine glasses for Tipperary Crystal in 2004.
- In 2009, his restaurant was chosen by the Progressive Democrats as a venue for partying.
Chef Patrick Guilbaud Trivia
Patrick Guilbaud is known to be quite vocal about his disapproval of kitchen scenes in restaurants and television shows where chefs are noisy and even abusive. He claims his own restaurant to have a silent working style, and quoted as 'sad' the behavior of Dylan Mcgrawth on the show 'Conversations with Eamon Dunphy' on RTE Radio1. Dylan Mcgrawth, the owner of Mint Restaurant in Dublin, was seen shouting abuse at his team in a documentary named the 'The Pressure Cooker'.