If you get lucky in life, you might create one masterpiece, one piece of work which can happily be described as transcendent.
What, then, do we make of the work of Brigitta and Peter Curtin, because this pair have created not one, not two, but four masterpieces, and all of them are in the little west coast village of Lisdoonvarna, in west County Clare.
The Burren Storehouse is perhaps the most radical of the Curtin creations, because it’s a third-space concoction, an event space, a food space, a performance space, a space like no other. It has all the Curtin signatures: original style; design brio; unconventionality; a sense of possibility.
Of their quartet of masterpieces, The Storehouse may well be their true calling-card, a radical, cutting-edge food concept that marries great modern Irish cooking with a welcoming space in an elegant and informal way that nobody else has ever managed in Ireland. There is nowhere else quite like it, and it ushers in a new era of re-imagined and re-birthed concepts for Irish hospitality.