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Martin & Sile Dwyer
Author: Martin Dwyer
Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer, much missed in Ireland since he and his wife Sile sold their eponymous restaurant in Waterford and moved to France. They now live in the Languedoc, where they take guests - and feed them very well. Here’s his Day in the Life of a Maison d’Hote...
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Christmas Decorations
Author: Martin Dwyer
Even though we have been living full time out here for four or five years and spending a lot of time here before that, this turned out to be the first time we have spent Christmas out here, not just that but we persuaded the full family, daughters, sons in and out of law and the totally precious grandsons to come here for the holiday also.
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Thezan les Beziers
Author: Martin Dwyer
We may well have settled on the Languedoc for practical reasons but soon realised that it is a very special area indeed. It has a unique climate; our village of Thezan les Beziers is about 15 kilometres from the beaches on the Mediterranean Sea to the south and about the same distance from the Monts d’Espinouse, which are the continuation of the Montagnes Noires, to the North.
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Breakfast with Martin Dwyer
Author: Martin Dwyer
As a restaurateur in Ireland it often happened that a customer would shyly come up to one and confide that they “Always had an ambition to run a restaurant”. This was always a moment which required supreme tact. Without somehow giving the idea that one was a total martyr to the cause I always felt obliged to deliver the message that the restaurant business is not at all the glamorous one that people imagine. It requires large measures of stamina, tact, stoicism as well as the more expected flair for entertaining and genius in the kitchen.
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Martin & Sile Dwyer
Author: Martin Dwyer
Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer, much missed in Ireland since he and his wife Sile sold their eponymous restaurant in Waterford and moved to France, begins a fascinating column about their new life in the Languedoc
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