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r, Danish Michelin-star chef Bo Bech will collaborate with JP McMahon on a unique menu at Aniar in Galway's West End.
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Aniar welcomes Chef Bo Bech formerly of The Paustian and Geist in Copenhagen, as part of chef swap at Aniar

On Saturday 19th November, Danish Michelin-star chef Bo Bech will collaborate with JP McMahon on a unique menu at Aniar in Galway’s West End.

Michelin-star Aniar restaurant in Galway is set to welcome chef Bo Bech into the kitchen where he will guest chef alongside chef patron of Aniar, JP McMahon, for the latest edition of the Chef Swap at Aniar series. 

During his almost 30-year career, Bo has garnered a reputation for creating inventive and exceptional Danish cuisine – he was nicknamed ‘the Alchemist’ as a young chef. He has worked in renowned restaurants throughout Europe, where he trained under the instruction of Marco Pierre White, Michel Roux, Alain Senderens and Alain Passard. He is probably best- known for his TV appearances as the formidable host of Denmark’s answer to Kitchen Nightmares. He is also the author of best-selling books, What Does Memory Taste Like? and In My Blood.

In synergy with JP McMahon’s philosophy at Aniar, Bo champions using local and seasonal produce and is known for combining just three primary ingredients to create the perfect dish. In fact, his most famous dish is simply avocado, caviar and almond oil – nothing more – yet JP describes Bech as elevating these three ingredients to divine heights. For the Bo Bech Chef Swap at Aniar evening, diners can expect a highly creative 20-course menu, with a focus on game and seasonal vegetables.

During his visit to Galway this weekend, JP McMahon will take Bo to visit a number of the region’s finest local food producers and on a tour of the Saturday Galway Market, where they will taste and take back to the Aniar kitchen the choicest local, in-season produce.

JP McMahon said, Chef Swap is a wonderful way for visiting chefs, including Bo Bech, to learn more about the produce we have here in Ireland. As part of the experience, I travel with each chef to visit local producers and experience how the produce is harvested. On the other hand, for the team in Aniar and our guests, it gives us an insight into each chef’s unique way of cooking and every time is a surprise. Many chefs bring signature dishes to their menus while challenging themselves to use Irish ingredients. Feedback, both from our guests who book dinner and from the visiting chefs, has been fantastic.”

Each of the Chef Swap at Aniar dinner menus follows the same format as the regular Aniar tasting menus, 20 courses at €135 per person, optional wine pairing, €75.

Aniar is located at 53 Lower Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland. The Bo Bech Chef Swap at Aniar menu is available on Saturday 19th November from 5.30pm until 9.30pm. For more information and bookings, www.aniarrestaurant.ie, 091 535 947, or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie

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