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Revealed: New critic Rachel Allen and 6 Irish celebs on upcoming series of The Restaurant

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First up in the kitchen area will be weather condition and National Lottery game speaker Nuala Carey, followed by musicians Paul Harrington and Mary Coughlan, broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly, actress Aoibhinn Garrihy and Munster and Ireland rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan.

Marco Pierre White will go back to cast an important eye over their dishes developed by the superstars in his Donnybrook restaurant and, in the wake of Tom Doorley’s departure, he will be signed up with at the critics table by star chef Rachel Allen.Rachel told Independent.ie that she remained in the middle of shooting the new series of The Dining establishment when she discovered her own dining establishment in Cork was on fire.When the fire broke out last month at Rachel’s on Washington Street

the celebrity chef’s partner contacted us to tell her the bad news, although she states she at first didn’t quite understand exactly what he suggested.” My partner rang and said,’ Great, the restaurant is on fire! ‘and I stated,’ Great,

it’s really busy! ‘and he stated,’ No, it’s actually on fire! ‘and then I heard the sirens in the background, “she informs Independent.ie” I felt dreadful not being there, but thankfully my hubby existed

. It’s simply damage in the ducting and the extraction so that’s all being arranged. Thank goodness everybody was great, that’s the main point, and the building was great. “This series of TV3’s hit show The Restaurant will be Rachel

‘s first as a full-time critic after Doorley left the show.Rachel explains Pierre White as a “pussycat “.” He’s terrific. He’s a strong character

but he’s a pussycat. He’s beautiful, “she says.Doorley had actually been

a critic on the programme for fourteen series and Rachel admits they are some

huge boots to fill.” Huge boots to fill however there’s no point aiming to be another person or to emulate somebody else’s style,” she states.

” So, no, I didn’t attempt to be somebody else. I just came in as myself and Tom had left. “As for the celebs, she states the standard this series is “really quite high” and there were” one or 2 huge highlights”

and “no catastrophes”. She includes,” There were one or two intriguing things that I might not necessarily have actually put together combination wise however no disasters

.” As a critic she was mindful of not hurting the stars sensations.” Definitely, because this isn’t their profession,” she states.” It’s all extremely well me sitting

the table to consume food and have a glass of wine. I’m not going to knock each thing

.” I did need to be a little vital however definitely I had the empathy for the chef in the kitchen who is normally doing something completely different in their line of

work, in their profession.” So you have to bear in mind that this is somebody who does not do this expert and they were sending actually excellent meals.” She says it’s” not a million miles away “from her BBC series My Kitchen area Rules.Nuala Carey states the experience was “harder than I expected but overall more fulfilling than I had actually expected.” She adds,” The constant pressure in the kitchen I

had not maybe accounted for how concentrated that was over a number of hours but I’m one of those individuals who gets

stuck in and gives it my all. I actually enjoyed it and I wasn’t even tired when the whole thing was completed due to the fact that I was on a high and working on adrenaline.” Nuala says both Marco and Rachel were both extremely “fair” in their reviews of her food. “I was a bit apprehensive about fulfilling Marco but the one thing I would say about him is he was incredibly fair. I believe he’ll offer you criticism if that’s required but he’s definitely well able to applaud a dish,”

she says.” I discovered him an extremely soft, kind male. He may look kind of imposing because he’s a big man but in fact I just through he was a teddy bear by the end of it! He states it like it is but he has your best interests at heart also.” Of her meals, she joked,” I always say if no one passed away in any circumstance then we have actually won so once nobody had

to leave the table with gastrointestinal disorder I didn’t care!” Artist Paul Harrington is a bit of a foodie and completely enjoyed his stint on The Restaurant. He gave up red meat and chicken last summertime but ended up cooking a number of meat

dishes for the critics on the night.” It was type of odd, and I forgot, so when I got to tasting it I understood I needed to put some meat in my mouth however I didn’t mind. I

enjoyed it!” he says.The Eurovision star’s late sis Siobhan bought him a cookbook called Wine and Dine years back and he pulled a number of traditional dishes from that for The Restaurant.Of his efficiency on the night, he states, “I keep in mind a fantastic friend of

mine, gone now, Tony Fenton, a great person, he did The Dining establishment some years back and he got 4 stars and I keep in mind somebody on the night asking,’ How

do you feel you wish to do?’ and I said,’ I ‘d always feel if I can carry out the night reasonably well and individuals are fairly pleased I ‘d be okay with that ‘, but I also said,’ If I

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