2006 Award Winners NATURAL FOOD AWARD 2006
Neven Maguire - MacNean House & Bistro
This is a very special award, given each year to a chef who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to defending the quality ingredients which Paul Bocuse, the founder of the chefs’ organisation Euro-Toques, once called ‘the building blocks of good cooking’. Few have championed their local specialist producers - and, indeed, quality producers throughout the country - so consistently or with such dedication as Neven Maguire. And, although Neven was unable to attend the awards personally, it seemed especially appropriate that his mother, Vera - who inspired him with her love of cooking and instilled in him the importance of quality ingredients, and family and local values - was there to accept this important award on his behalf. In the early days of this family-run restaurant, long before it became the national icon of good cooking that is today, Vera and Neven cooked side by side in the kitchen here - and, although Neven is a stylish chef who has moved the cooking up more than a few notches, the fundamental values of quality, local produce and great flavours remain the same.
Show me all 2006 Award Winners
Apps and Books
iPhone App (v 2.0 Free with optional premium elements)Quickly and easily find all the very best places to eat, drink & stay across the island of I ...more...