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Restaurant Review - Crudo

Restaurant Review - Crudo

Wednesday 31 January 2024

I’ve never been one to lay sprawled by the pool in a deckchair for two weeks in some sun-drenched resort. I know that some people love it, but I like to move on to a new spot pretty much every day. Travelling this way through France, Italy and Spain over the years, one thing I noticed was that so many of the small hotels and restaurants were family businesses carried on down the generations.

Let’s be honest, it wasn’t something we saw a lot of in Ireland in those days, and perhaps this was because our culinary tradition wasn’t strong enough then. When I started out as a critic, yes there were a couple of very high-end French restaurants, but I used to bemoan on these pages as to why we couldn’t eat out every night on a casual basis with good, simple but interesting food in a little bistro or trattoria like our continental cousins.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent