We were thrilled to welcome Richard Corrigan through the doors at The Double Red Duke for our inaugural sold out Chef Series event. With his stellar career we couldn’t think of anyone better to kick off with. Richard’s culinary journey includes several years in the Netherlands, head chef of Mulligan’s in Mayfair in London and his first Michelin star, awarded to him when he was head chef of Stephen Bull in Fulham in 1994, also in London. Richard went on to open Lindsay House in Soho, London, and won a Michelin star there in 1997. He then bought and refurbished BENTLEY’S in 2005, an oyster and seafood restaurant just off Piccadilly. He went on to open CORRIGANS MAYFAIR in 2008. In 2014 Richard bought this dream 150 acre estate the VIRGINIA PARK LODGE, where he married his wife Maria 28 years ago.
Working in front of our guests at the Chef’s counter all were treated to a fun, busy and happy evening. Richard was the perfect host and entertained all of our guests with some great stories and his infectious Irish enthusiasm.
Guests throughout the restaurant were treated to a fantastic 5 course menu with wine pairing. Particular highlights were the Carlingford oysters with a ginger and lime dressing and the lobster bisque not forgetting the Dover Sole, which Richard had cooked on television’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ just a fortnight before.
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