Young Galway chef Evan O Ceallaigh is returning to Galway from Paris to host a pop up lunch on Sunday April 16 in aid of COPE Galway.
Temple Café on St Augustine Street will transform itself into a Parisian bistro serving a three-course menu inspired by the best of French cuisine that Evan is currently experiencing while training in Paris.
“I’m delighted to be able to do this very special fundraiser again. We held a vegetarian pop-up last October and managed to raise €910 for COPE Galway’s Community Catering Meals on Wheels services – I’m hoping we can exceed that this time, especially as we are putting meat back on the menu,” says the young chef.
Evan O Ceallaigh is a 21-year-old chef from Galway who began cooking at age 11. At age 18, he began his career in Michelin Star Aniar restaurant in Galway. Evan created “Nua Galway” pop up dinner events to push the boundaries of Irish cuisine along with friend and fellow chef Robert Browne.
He held a dinner during the Food on the Edge symposium in 2015 to showcase Irish cooking to the wider international audience, including some of the speakers who ate at the event. In 2016, Evan himself was one of the speakers at Food on the Edge speaking about the future of the food industry.
Last year, whilst working in London under the legendary Pierre Koffmann, Evan was named as one of the ‘biggest Irish names in London food circles’ by hotdinners.com This event will again be an unforgettable experience for diners in trying new flavours.
These limited lunch tickets cost €30 and will need to be booked early. To get a ticket look up ‘Evan O Ceallaigh pop up lunch’ on eventbrite.ie or call Temple Cafe on 091568776 to book. All the proceeds of the lunch will go to local charity COPE Galway.