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Join Hell’s Kitchen US Star during Cork on a Fork Festival

Cork on a Fork Festival and The River Lee have announced a special culinary event during the festival, featuring renowned chef and US Hell’s Kitchen winner, Ryan O’Sullivan.

This exclusive evening promises a gastronomic journey with a 6-course tasting menu curated by O’Sullivan, in collaboration with Executive Head Chef Paul Lane.


The event will take place on August 18th at The River Lee, where guests will indulge in a meticulously crafted tasting menu that showcases the finest local ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Each course will be perfectly paired with wines selected by The Doyle Collection Group Sommelier, Phillip Dunne, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a complimentary drink on The Terrace at The River Club, in partnership with Peroni, setting the tone for an evening of exceptional food and drink.

Ryan O’Sullivan, who previously honed his skills at The River Lee under the guidance of Paul Lane, expressed his excitement for the event: "What an honour it is to be included in this year's Cork on a Fork Festival, not only to represent myself and my hometown of Cork but to be cooking alongside some of Ireland’s best chefs. We look forward to hosting a special dinner curated by myself and Chef Paul Lane, one of my first mentors who helped me hone my skills before my venture stateside. This will be one for the history books."


Throughout the evening, O’Sullivan will guide guests through each course, sharing insights into his creative process and recounting his experiences on Hell’s Kitchen. This interactive element promises to provide an enriching experience for all attendees, offering a unique glimpse into the world of a celebrated chef.


Raised in Cork, Ryan’s journey began with the Culinary Studies Programme at MTU Bishopstown Campus. Post-graduation, he enricked his culinary experience at esteemed establishments such as Maryborough Hotel and The River Lee hotel, paving the way for his successful venture into the American culinary scene.


Tickets for ‘An Evening with Ryan O'Sullivan’ are already selling quickly, so early booking is recommended. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates the talent and creativity of one of Cork’s finest chefs.


Ryan will also take part in a cooking demo at the festival’s 100-seat demo marquee on Emmet Place on Saturday 17th August at 11am, showcasing the art of ravioli, free for all to attend.


Cork on a Fork Festival returns from August 14-18th. It is an annual celebration of Cork’s vibrant food scene, bringing together top chefs, food producers, and culinary enthusiasts for a series of events that highlight the best of local cuisine over five days of food, trails, events, talks, demos and festival fun.


Cork on a Fork Festival is organised and supported by Cork City Council in partnership with local hospitality businesses, Fáilte Ireland, Pure Cork, Cork Business Association. Cork Airport and sponsors.


The River Lee is part of The Doyle Collection, a group of luxury hotels renowned for their exceptional service and unique, contemporary design. Nestled in the heart of Cork, The River Lee offers guests a luxurious retreat with stunning views, fine dining, and unparalleled hospitality.


For reservations and more information see www.corkonaforkfest.ie or book here.


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