ADRIAN HILLGROVE'S EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF AT THE MONTENOTTE

ADRIAN HILLGROVE ANNOUNCED AS EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL

Award winning Chef Flavour of the Month at the luxury Montenotte Hotel, Cork


Cork’s 4 star boutique hotel, The Montenotte, has announced the appointment of Adrian Hillgrove to the role of Executive  Head Chef at the city centre property.  

An experienced head chef and graduate of the CIT Culinary Studies, Adrian’s career highlights include cooking for boy-band WestLife, world-renowned golfers Arnold Palmer and Fred Couples, among other celebrities, as well as working at Rick Stein’s flagship eatery, The Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall, UK. In Ireland, Adrian was a chef at Man Friday’s Restaurant in Kinsale for 5 years, as well as The Bosun, Monkstown and Clifford’s Restaurant in Cork city.  

A keen fisherman, Adrian’s love of seafood and shellfish cuisine has won him several awards, including Best Chowder at London’s Seafood Awards in 1990.  Adrian advocates the use of seasonal, local produce in his kitchen at The Montenotte Hotel, where he manages a team of 14 chefs to serve the Panorama Bistro & Terrace  as well as the Hotel’s extensive menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and room service.

Welcoming the new Executive Head Chef, Brian Bowler, General Manager at The Montenotte Hotel said, “Adrian’s cuisine is, like the Montenotte Hotel itself, a truly unique experience. He has a wonderful way with flavours, and his creativity and use of only of the finest in-season produce from the region ensures that our menus will delight those who visit and who stay with us.  We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the Montenotte Hotel.”

“My career to date has seen me cook in some of the finest restaurants in Ireland and the UK, and I am excited to join the Montenotte Hotel to create classic menus with a special twist, to solidify the hotel’s premier dining position,” said Adrian.

Following a recent €5 million redevelopment, The Montenotte Hotel boasts one of the finest views in Cork city from the 6-metre Panorama Bistro & Terrace, and caters for private and corporate events at the CAMEO Cinema, Conference and function rooms, as well as offering stunning interior surroundings and fully reburbished rooms and gym facilities for the business or leisure traveller.

For more information, please see www.themontenottehotel.com
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