TV3 has today revealed the six celebrities who will be donning aprons for the brand new series of The Restaurant, which airs on Wednesday 21st February at 9pm.
First up in the kitchen will be weather and National Lottery presenter, Nuala Carey.
Joining Nuala over the six-part series will be Irish musicians Paul Harrington, who famously won the Eurovision song contest with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’.
Irish jazz & folk singer Mary Coughlan will also take part, as will health expert and broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly, TV Star Aoibhinn Garrihy and Munster and Ireland rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan.
Each celebrity chef will have to impress the palates of critics Marco Pierre White and brand new critic Rachel Allen.
They are all tasked with creating a top-class three course menu using the finest ingredients.
The chefs will be hoping to tickle the critics’ taste-buds in the hopes of being rewarded with a five star seal of approval.
During service, the celebrities will get instant feedback in the kitchen to their menu from remote cameras and microphones covering the dining room.
The identity of the celebrities will remain a secret to the diners and the critics until service is over, at which point the celebrity will step out of the kitchen and face the critics in front of the diners to find out their star rating (from 1–5).
The programme is produced by Vision Independent Productions and voiced by well-known presenter Sean Moncrieff.
In 2015 Marco Pierre White Restaurants Dublin partnered with Vision Independent Productions (VIP) to host the very popular TV3 series The Restaurant.
2018 will be the third year MPW Restaurants Dublin will collaborate with VIP.
The programme is filmed exclusively in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
This is the thirteenth series of The Restaurant and is proudly sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland.
Which celebrity will come out on top and which will leave a bad taste in the critic’s mouths? Tune in to The Restaurant on Wednesday 21st February at 9pm on TV3.
Photos: Brian McEvoy