Nash 19 is simply stunning for its dedication to local produce with a mission statement such as ‘From the heart of the land, mouth of the sea and hand of the producer’ its easy to see why. It is the the creation of Claire Nash and it is the only restaurant I know that doesn`t open at the weekends (this tells its own story) and is celebrating it’s 19th year in business this year.
Not only does it have many talented chefs but the staff in Nash 19 are a class apart, in fact little did I know that the young lady serving my table the day I dined there, was none other that Irish Master Chef contestant Christine O’Sullivan. I had remarked on her wonderful friendliness, enthusiasm and welcome, little did I know how talented the lady was in the kitchen also.
What I went to experience at Nash 19 was its truly exceptional local producer Taster plate. Which includes a taste of
Ummera smoked salmon, Nash 19 organic pate, Cahersiveen crab cake , Ardrahan smoked Cheese, St tola goats cheese, Gubbeen chorizo , Jack McCarthys Sliabh Lucra beef, Nash 19 chowder taster served with oat cakes and brown nash Bread using organic Ballybrado flour
This plate is I believe a reason enough to visit Cork never mind Nash 19 at Princes Street, Cork
Claire’s passion for food was ignited at the age of 14 when the best of her summer months were spent under the wing of Myrtle Allen at Ballymaloe House. Claire worked and trained in both Ireland and Atlanta USA. She started in Cathal Brugha Street with a Higher Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a BSC Management Degree from Trinity College Dublin. In the States, she studied Business Management in Georgia State University.
She returned to Cork in 1990 to open her business and is still as dedicated to quality and consistency as when she first opened. She was delighted to accept an honorary masters in business awarded to her by University College Cork in 2010. Claire is currently on the executive board of the Cork Business Association and a board member of the Cork Opera House
Phone: (021) 4270880
Fax: (021) 4278034
Open Monday – Friday
7.30am – 6pm