Simon Reagan, Head Chef at the Panorama Restaurant in Killarney’s Five Star Europe Hotel, was a guest lecturer at the I.T. Tralee.
Simon has a wealth of experience in some of Ireland’s leading Hotels and Restaurants .
He brings with him a passion for food, and sources only the best local ingredients.
In Simon’s own words :
“Today, when we have an almost unlimited range of ingredients at our disposal and are open to so many culinary influences, it is essential that we as a kitchen team work with a real sense of balance and respect for cultural traditions, whilst at the same time using an open and imaginative frame of mind.
I believe it is essential to stay true to classic recipes and techniques as these can then be used as a platform for modern cuisine.
We try to make perfect, if there is such a thing and my philosophy is very simple, each day we strive to do better.
I believe a great dining experience is finding a perfect balance of excitement, refinement, professionalism and warmth.”
Simon dish I am going to share is
Roast Butternut squash and parmesan custard, ginger bread, meringue, goat’s cheese beignet, smoked seeds, walnut puree..
To download and follow this wonderful recipe, click Week 5 Guest Lecture1