The Irish food sector is booming.
A record $2.3 billion was spent on food in 2016-17, with a third of that spent on Irish food.
There are more than 4,500 restaurants operating in the country, and many are thriving.
Here are some of the highlights from 2016.
The Food Business: A new boom with big winners and losers.
How Irish chefs are taking the food world by storm.
Diner food in Ireland is now a global success story.
Foodie’s Guide to Ireland, the biggest cookbook in the world, is now available to download from the Apple app store.
It has been praised by food writers, who describe it as a “perfect introduction to Irish cooking”.
It is available in Ireland for $2 on Amazon, but you can buy it in the US, too.
Dublin’s newest food sensation is the Floyds.
“I’m so proud of this, because I had no idea that Dublin’s new restaurant was this amazing success story,” said Irish food writer and chef James O’Brien.
‘I feel like I’m going to cry’: The rise of the Irish restaurant.
Tucked away in the city’s old town, the Floys are a new wave of Irish restaurant success stories.
The Floys’ new owner, Paul Gorman, opened his first Irish restaurant in 2017 and opened the Floyd’s restaurant in the same year.
It’s now the most popular Irish restaurant on the island of Ireland.
The owner said he wanted to keep the Flroyds going, so he started cooking his own food.
His new restaurant, the Blue Room, was also launched in 2017.
I’ve come to eat like I grew up in Ireland, Gorman said.
“I feel the Irish way of eating is one of the great things about this country, but I feel like there’s more to Ireland than just food.”
‘It’s really about the food’: The history of the Michelin star.
Irish restaurants have been doing so well for so long, they don’t get the recognition they deserve.
“It’s a bit like people in other parts of the world: they don ‘t get recognition because they don’ t have the same things that we do,” said O’Sullivan.
“You can make a big claim and it’s true, but if you don’t have the right ingredients, you don’t have the quality.
So that’s the problem we have with Michelin.”
Irish chefs are the next generation of stars.
Gorman says the Michele-rated Floyd’s in Dublin and the Blue Rooms in Cork are “a big success story” and he’s hoping that the same will be true of his restaurant.
“The Michelin people don’t care what you do,” he said.
What is Irish cuisine?
Michelin, the international culinary rating organisation, gives the Irish chef a three-star rating, which is considered to be “the highest honour.”
A Michelin three star means the food is outstanding, fresh and simple, but it also requires the restaurant to be clean and well organised.
The rating system also allows a restaurant to use ingredients that have been used in other countries.
In Ireland, this includes meat, fish and eggs.
To get the three-stars, restaurants must be in good health, have good cooking techniques and be in a safe and controlled environment.
There are three tiers of stars that are awarded to Irish restaurants: first tier, second tier and third tier.
For Irish restaurants, the first tier is the “most important” tier.
The second tier is where the majority of their money is spent, while the third tier is “most of it.”
“The second tier represents about 80% of all Michelin awards,” said Gorman.
“That’s why a lot of the restaurants in Ireland don’t receive the second tier.
We’re in the second-tier tier.”
A Michelin-starred restaurant can sell for up to €2 million.
Gollancz awarded the Flayds’ first Irish Michelin 3-star in 2017, which was worth €1.1 million, after it had raised €1 million in private funding.
Gorman says he started to think of how he would take the money he was getting from Michelin to invest in his restaurant in order to bring out better food.
He bought his own land, bought a new building, renovated and bought an old restaurant for the first time.
He has been building and improving the restaurant ever since.
In 2017, he was awarded the Micheline star for the BlueRoom in Cork.
“If I had a million Michelin stars I’d be very happy,” he says.
It’s all about the taste, Gollacz said.
He wants to focus on quality, but not necessarily on the quantity.
“We need to be mindful of the people who have come to our doors to