The series will see a fantastic line up as five celebrity foodies follow Francis Brennan during March and April. Actress Angeline Ball, Broadcaster and DJ Ian Dempsey and sports presenters Marty Morrissey.
Each 'chef' creates and cooks a full dinner menu in the Wineport Lodge. The diners are real diners, and among them each week is a critics table with three top food critics ready to give an instant verdict and a star rating from one to five. The resident critics are Tom Doorley and Paolo Tullio, with one other guest critic each week. The identity of the "mystery chef" remains secret to all in "The Restaurant" until after the meal - but before the critics' verdict is delivered.
The celebrities who become chefs for a night will be people who have a secret passion (and, who knows, perhaps even a real talent) for cooking. Now they have the opportunity to "go pro" for one night and serve up a real restaurant meal.