Behind Every Face, There’s Another Discovery.

Jim McCarthy

Jim runs The Chart House Restaurant in Dingle, a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

What is the first thing that you notice about a person?

Their Dress sense

What are some challenges you think the next generation will face?

Climate Change

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

My family

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

Nelson Mandela

What’s the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?

I once flew from Boston to New York for breakfast

What do you usually follow when making decisions, your head or your heart?

My Heart

What is the best to start the day?

Tea

Have you ever been fired?

No

What skill or craft would you like to master?

I would love to learn to play the piano

What movie can you watch over and over again?

Shawshank Redemption

What makes you feel young?

A few hours on my bike

If I asked you at 5 what you wanted to be when you grow up what would you say?

A farmer

Tell me a really stupid joke that made you laugh?

What did one plate whisper to the other plate?
Dinner is on me

What is true first thing you notice when you meet someone new?

Their handshake

What is the coolest thing you own?

A pair of handmade Italian shoes

How do you keep up to date with customers’ needs and wants?

I always ask them for feedback

Do restaurants have any clues as to when a Michelin inspector is dining in their restaurant?

Usually yes, but last summer I got a surprise as I definitely didn’t suspect anything

What food combination do you want to ban?

Anything with foam

What did you have for dinner last night?

I made turkey burgers YUM

Do you scream in your private life as much as you do in the kitchen?

I don’t scream I am a very calm person

What do you think of restaurant critics?

Some I have respect for and others are just seeking attention

What four ingredients are necessary in your kitchen?

FRESH,FRESH,FRESH.FRESH

Jim McCarthy
The Chart House on the Mall in Dingle
You can visit Jim at The Chart House Restaurant in Dingle the next time you stay at Pax House or visit his website at www.thecharthousedingle.com

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