Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

A culinary pioneer

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 27/03/2013

Paul Rankin was a pioneer of providing fine dining in Northern Ireland and could claim to be the province's first celebrity chef.

He set the standard for others like Robbie Millar, Michael Deane and Nick Price. Between them they put the province on the culinary map and Rankin also became known nationally through his television appearances. But while he was a wizard in the kitchen, he had a less sure business touch as well publicised problems in recent years showed.

Undoubtedly the location of his flagship restaurant, Cayenne, and the flag protests at the beginning of the year have played a major part in his decision to close the restaurant, but let us hope that he makes a comeback and again tickles our palates with his high-end creations.

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