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Kai Restauran took home three awards at the Restaurant Association Awards for 2018. The awards which were held in Dublin on Monday night 15th May saw the leading lights of the culinary world in Ireland go head to head in the quest to be the best.
Sea Road shone last night at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards with Jess Murphy being awarded the title of Best Chef in Ireland. The Michelin Bib Gourmad Restaurant Kai was also awarded Best Digital Marketers and Murphy was named as the Best Chef in Connacht.
An incredible night for the area and for all three restaurants, all awards are so deserved as we all know the years of work, creation and self-belief that goes into running a kitchen and restaurant. These wins again showcase the brilliance and talent that is in Galway and how the city is more than making its mark in gastronomy worldwide.
The award winning, Galway based Kai Cafe + Restaurant has teamed up with the iconic Irish retailer, Meadows and Byrne, to bring fun and inventive recipes, cooking tips and food advice to their shared audience of culinary enthusiasts, foodies, and home chefs.
Kai’s co-owner and head chef, Jess Murphy, will feature weekly on her own page of the Meadows and Byrne website, presenting her favourite recipes, sharing inspirational how-to videos and offering professional tips and advice in her “Ask the Chef” column. Jess will also join Meadows and Byrne in sharing her passion for seasonal cooking and local Irish food producers through the various channels of social media.
For over two decades, Meadows and Byrne has been the leading lifestyle store in Ireland with 14 shops nationwide. Renowned for innovation, quality, and style, Meadows and Byrne offers an extended range of unique homewares, culinary tools and table top décor to industry professionals and high-style homemakers alike.
Kai Cafe + Restaurant, located on Sea Road in Galway, has established itself as the place to eat in Galway and the West of Ireland. This highly-acclaimed establishment has been awarded Best Restaurant in Ireland, Best Restaurant and Best Chef in Connaught. The philosophy at Kai Café and Restaurant is very simple; head chef Jessica sources fresh, organic produce from local suppliers to create daily menus bursting with flavour, texture and colour. Run by husband and wife team, Jessica and David Murphy, all menus change on a daily basis dependent on what is fresh and in stock from local suppliers.
“I am very excited to begin this journey with Meadows & Byrne. They were a very natural choice for me and Kai, as we use all their beautiful dishes, cutlery and table settings in-house for our food styling and photo shoots. Kai is all about supporting local, whether that be local to Galway or local to Ireland. Meadows and Byrne have been central to the Irish retailer sector for over 20 years and we love what they offer across all their stores,” explained Jess.
“At Meadows and Byrne, we appreciate and admire Jess Murphy’s fresh approach to cooking and entertaining. We agree that her unique presentation of seasonal dishes, filled with colour, texture and style, mirrors the lifestyle approach of our brand. We are very excited to collaborate with this talented chef to offer our customers an inside edge on the culinary world in Ireland,” said Jaye Lee for Meadows and Byrne
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