As spring turns to summer, innovative restaurateur Marc Bereen recently announced an exciting new line-up in the kitchen at Charlotte Quay, as the team gears up for a sparkling summer of dining at the stylish waterside restaurant. At the helm behind the pass is new Head Chef Jan Hubeny, a native of the Czech Republic, who completed his studies in hotel management and culinary arts before making the move to Ireland just over a decade ago.
Since first arriving here at the tender age of nineteen, the industrious Czech has been busy forging a serious career in Dublin’s hospitality sector, while plying his trade at some of the city’s most illustrious restaurants. In the process he has built an enviable CV, boasting stints at Pichet, Mister S and Bang on Merrion Row, where he worked with some of the best in the business.
Hubeny initially honed his craft under the tutelage of the acclaimed Stephen Gibson at Pichet, then moved to Mister S during the height of the pandemic. There, he learned how to perfect the art of cooking over live fire, and later joined the kitchen team at Bang Restaurant on Merrion Row, where he worked as a senior sous chef.
Now Marc Bereen, a man with a keen eye for culinary talent, has recruited him to his first head chef role at Charlotte Quay. As he gets set to head up a dynamic kitchen crew and prepares to introduce his first menu there, the young chef tells us that he is very excited to join the team at Charlotte Quay.
He is also extremely passionate about seafood, an area he is an expert in, and is very much looking forward to making his mark while working with incredible Irish produce from some of the country’s finest producers. While precise details of the menus remain under wraps for now, the 29 year old chef tells us that his plans at Charlotte Quay are leaning towards lighter summer menus based on fantastic local produce. The new bill of fare will have a strong emphasis on fish, using an abundance of fresh, sustainable seafood, supplied by Wrights of Howth.
Plans also include a selection of delicious, convivial sharing plates, perfect for al fresco summer dining. The dishes on offer look set to pair beautifully with an extensive drinks menu, featuring refreshing cocktails freshly made to order, and a gorgeous selection of organic and natural wines.
It all makes for an ideal way to while away those long summer days, while taking in some stunning panoramic views, in the company of friends and family.
Full details of Hubeny’s much anticipated inaugural new menu will be unveiled shortly. Keep an eye on Charlotte Quay’s social channels for details of what’s in store, along with a host of other exciting new developments at the salubrious waterside spot.
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Charlotte Quay, Millennium Tower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4.