Irish Examiner Review

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 With each passing year, The Ivory Tower looks less like a restaurant in 21st century Ireland, more like The Old Curiosity Shop as directed by Werner Herzog, writes Joe McNamee. The stairs up from the street carry a faint whiff of feline, on the first floor landing is an old piano, […]

Wild Mushrooms – Foraging 101

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Without saying too much on the intricacies of hunting wild mushrooms, I can show you a video made by Seamus in 2011 in the woods of Kilbrittain. As Seamus says rule number one when hunting for wild mushrooms is camouflage! Watch the video below for more. At the moment in the Ivory Tower (August 2017) […]

Introducing Seamus O’Connell

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Seamus O’Connell was raised in Arizona and began his culinary apprenticeship under acclaimed French fusion pioneer Vincent Guerithault (Vincent’s on Camelback, Scottsdale, Az.) and ‘New American’ chef Christopher Gross (Christopher’s, Phoenix, Az). A move to New York in the early eighties saw him working in the dynamic kitchens of 24 Fifth under Michel Fitoussi, La […]