The Restaurant: looking for diners

Just got a message from one of the researchers on RTÉ’s The Restaurant. At the moment they are looking for diners for the next series of the television show. If you’re interested, read on!

Do you want to dine in RTÉ’s The Restaurant? Are you a foodie who loves to eat out? Do you know your chilli from your cayenne? Then we want you! We would like to invite any interested members of Irish food and wine blogs to apply to be a diner on our upcoming series.The Restaurant is back for its seventh series on RTÉ One. In each episode a celebrity head chef will take on the culinary challenge to produce a top class, three course meal with two value-for-money wines. The celebrities who become chefs for a night will be people who have a passion for food and dining. The programme will give the “chef” the opportunity to go pro for one night and serve up a real restaurant meal.The resident critics are Tom Doorley and Paolo Tullio, with one other special guest critic each week. The identity of the mystery chef will remain secret to all in The Restaurant until after the meal. Before the chef leaves the kitchen the critics will decide whether the meal is worth a star rating of between one and five. When the celebrity chef’s identity is revealed they sit down with critics to find out how they fared.Dining at The Restaurant involves becoming a critic for the evening. We need YOU, as our diners, to get involved in the experience and to voice your opinions on the food and wine being served to you.Vision Independent Productions are looking for diners for the series which will be filming on location in The Wineport Lodge in Athlone this September/October, so if you think you’re up to the challenge of critiquing the menu the mystery chef whips up in the kitchen, we want to hear from you.For more information or to get involved, here are the contact details:Telephone: 01 864 1444Mobile: 085 77 080 52Email: rte1therestaurant@eircom.netDon’t forget to include your contact details – Name, address, phone number and tell us a little about yourself and your interest in cooking and dining.



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3 Responses

  1. triona says:

    oh can we go…????can we???

  2. Caroline says:

    We’d have to bring Little Missy with us…not sure how that would go down in the kitchen!

  3. Rena says:

    I will mind little missy if you both want to go. No problem

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