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Restaurant Review - Pichet

Restaurant Review - Pichet

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Pichet opened in 2009, having been the subject of a six-part TV programme, following the trials and tribulations of Nick Munier and Stephen Gibson opening a restaurant in a recession in the former Moira Hotel.

They were celebrity fodder for fly-on-the-wall TV; a dream team for the cameras. Munier had been maitre d' on Marco Pierre White's Hell's Kitchen (MasterChef Ireland was to follow) and Gibson had a culinary pedigree that included Fauchon, the iconic Parisian food store; Nico Ladenis's three-star 90 Park Lane, and five years as head chef at Dublin's l'Ecrivain. With glitz and glamour adorning every Gitanes-blue chair, Pichet was the hottest ticket in town.

Five years later, the partnership split. Munier sold his share, while Gibson, changing the leather seating to tobacco brown, stayed on.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent