Ian Orr, Chef Patron of Browns Restaurant Group, is the next in a long list of chefs happy to put their name to the Grant Creative Cuisine range of sous vide water baths.
Based in Northern Ireland, Ian’s portfolio of restaurants includes Ardtara Country House Hotel, Upperlands; Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge and Browns In Town in Derry, Londonderry and Browns On The Green and Barnhill Bar & Grill in Letterkenny. The business also offers bespoke outside catering – Browns Anywhere.
Ian opened his first restaurant in the stable, Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge, with his business partner Marcus Roulston, in 2009, and it seats 65 diners with a lounge area which seats around 30. The restaurant has been named ‘Best Restaurant in Co Londonderry’ for the eighth consecutive year.
Having won ‘Best Restaurant in Ulster’ twice, in 2013 and 2016, Ian aims to provide customers with an exceptional fine dining experience for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Ian regularly hosts cooking demonstrations at the restaurant and for Food NI at various events throughout Northern Ireland. His menu focuses on local and seasonal produce and changes with the seasons. The inspiration for his menus comes from researching new ingredients and new techniques to give his diners an unforgettable experience.
In 2016 he was chosen by Tourism Northern Ireland to promote the Year of Food and Drink in Northern Ireland and also travelled to New York to showcase Northern Ireland to the USA. He was part of a collective of four Northern Ireland chefs chosen to create a new signature dish for Northern Ireland which was subjected to a public vote. Ian performed the unveiling of the chosen dish at a public event in Belfast’s St George’s Market.
Ian won Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Chef of the Year 2013, appeared on national television cooking for his granny’s lunch club, appeared on Great British Menu, has been named five times in Bridgestone/McKenna Top 100 Restaurants and Top Ten Chefs to Watch. In the Good Food Eating Guide he has also won the Best Chef in Northern Ireland for the last 7 years.
Browns Restaurant Group has been named in Sunday Times Ireland 2017 Top 100 Irish Restaurants and in Business Post Top 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2017.
Of Grant Creative Cuisine’s sous vide water baths, Ian said:
“Grant Sous Vide Water Baths are one of the most essential pieces of equipment in all my kitchens. They are so easy to use and save money and time on gas and labour. They are amazing for temperature control, while keeping in the flavour and juices of the food without shrinkage. They give consistently great results every time:
- Hold in Flavour and Juices
- No Shrinkage
- Healthier way to cook
- Never overcooks
- Being able to cook food at lower temperatures for longer you enhance textures, flavour and tenderness”
For further information on Ian and Browns Restaurant, visit: www.brownsrestaurant.com.