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A taste of France in a corner of Ireland


People often ask me what La Bohéme means. It’s quite simple really. Before settling in Waterford, we moved around a lot, living in different places. You could say our lifestyle was a little unusual, even bohemian. So when we eventually found this place and opened the restaurant, we wanted a name that refl ected our personality and captured the essence of what we wanted to create; a taste of France in a corner of Ireland, where the moment you step through the door you are transported to the continent.


And that’s what endeared us to the vaults of the Georgian building we chose to restore. Its fl agstone fl oors, lime washed walls and arched ceilings reminded us of the great kitchens of the French chateaux, their old world charm and classic culinary ambience. It was meant to be a restaurant. It has the heart and soul of a kitchen with the warmth and character of a home.


Food is passion and passion is food


For me, cooking is life. Anything before or after is just waiting. I love everything about food, the ingredients, the preparation, the dining, and camaraderie. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a chef and share my passion, because without people, food is nothing. It must be shared to be enjoyed. Fine dining is more than fi ne food; it’s good company.


A gastronomic tour of the quintessential France


I also wanted to marry my love of food with my love of France, because in many ways, when I think of one, I think of the other. From the windswept coastline of Brittany, where the lamb tastes of the salty fi elds on which it grazes to the delicious fi sh stews of Marseilles and the Mediterranean, La Bohéme to me is France on a plate, full of fl avour and rich in character.


For bookings Call 051 875 645 www.labohemerestaurant.ie labohemerestaurant@eircom.net


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