A Charity Cook-Off on the Emerald Isle...

Last week saw me venturing across to the Emerald Isle to battle it out in a charity cook-off at Redcastle Hotel in County Donegal. Joined by Donegal’s own celebrity chef, Brian McDermott, we created four innovative dishes, using locally sourced seafood, lamb and seasonal vegetables. The evening concluded in a Saturday Kitchen style ‘Omelette Challenge’ between myself and Brian. I can reveal that Brian won the contest but only by a millisecond...

What a fantastic evening and for such a worthwhile cause – all proceeds raised will go to local Donegal charity, The Victoria Thompson Scholarship that helps nurses (and others) to train and become advocates for children’s palliative care in Ireland. Set up by Brian and Sharon Thompson, the scholarship is in memory of their daughter, Victoria Thompson who lived for exactly nine months and needed palliative care as result of a rare disease.