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Ireland's Ancient East meets Wild Atlantic Way in Ross!

September 11th, 2016 7:16 AM

By Southern Star Team

Breton natives, Celtic Ross head chef Alex Petit and Eric Theze of La Boheme in Waterford, meeting to plan the five-course banquet, entitled ‘Breton by birth, West Cork by love,' at the Celtic Ross Hotel on September 15th.

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AS part of the A Taste of West Cork Food Festival the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery will host Eric Theze of La Boheme in Waterford for a very special evening on September 15th.  

Titled ‘Breton by birth, West Cork by love,’ Celtic Ross head chef Alex Petit and Eric Theze will cook a five-course banquet using the best West Cork ingredients from the Wild Atlantic Way married with a pinch of Ireland’s Ancient East and whole lot of Breton craft and passion!

Both Alex and Eric are Breton born and have settled in Ireland, Alex in Rosscarbery where he is overseeing a food revolution at the Celtic Ross Hotel, and Eric in Waterford, where he owns the highly-acclaimed and award winning La Boheme Restaurant with his wife, Christine.

‘I have known Eric a number of years now since he took part in and won the Celtic Cook-Off,’ said Neil Grant, general manager of the Celtic Ross Hotel. ‘With Alex being Breton and now heading up our kitchen brigade he asked could I give Eric a buzz and they could get together during the A Taste of West Cork festival, it will be a great night!”    

The theme will be a Breton style dinner cooked predominately with the amazing flavours and ingredients of West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, though there will be a little Breton and Ireland’s Ancient East fusion going on! 

The two chefs (pictured) got together recently to plot the menu and it promises to be spectacular: ‘We had some fun when we met recently,’ said Alex. ‘After a bit of craic and talking about our own influences growing up, a great idea came through that really will give our guests a real flavour of Brittany, whilst showcasing our amazing producers!’

As Eric explains,’it is great to collaborate and share our passion together and I think that we should talk about Ireland’s southern seaboard when it comes to great produce.  I love West Cork, the people, the passion and the food so to be able to work with Alex whilst remembering our roots is just fantastic.’   

It really is a case of east meets west and ‘Breton by birth, West Cork by love’ will really showcase all that is amazing about the two regions with a Celtic twist. So, to enjoy, book early to avoid disappointment.

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