Louise Bannon and Yannick Van Aeken are two of the hottest young chefs in Dublin at the moment. Having spent more than six years in the world-famous two-star Noma kitchen in Copenhagen the pair have hooked up with Dublin restaurateur Jay Bourke to relaunch Eden in Temple Bar. The restaurant, now playfully renamed Nede, pays homage to the modern Irish cooking Eden was famous for – and then ratchets it up several notches. You can see the Noma-inspired influences shining through on the (exclusively Irish) menu with foraging and home-smoking to the fore. Ingredients are painstakingly sourced and prepared to lend a pure perfection of flavour to the dishes. (We hear there’s a guy in the kitchen who spends eight hours just peeling butter beans). On the menu, Galway oysters with horseradish snow; lightly smoked pencil and white asparagus with samphire and striploin steak with hay-smoked potatoes are all sublime. Go for the chef’s tasting menu and get to sample it all – just €45 for five courses. Contemporary Irish cooking has never looked so slick.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, 01 670 5372; nede.ie.