L-R: February 2018 Sees The First in a New Year of Chef Swaps at Aniar Restaurant, Galway, Ireland | #ChefSwap

February 2018 Sees The First in a New Year of Chef Swaps at Aniar Restaurant, Galway, Ireland | #ChefSwap

More Guest Chefs Join JP McMahon in 2018 in Creating Four-Hand Michelin Star Meals in Aniar, Galway, Ireland.

The Chef Swap at Aniar programme continues into and throughout 2018 and will see more acclaimed international and Irish guest chefs collaborating with JP McMahon in Michelin starred Aniar in Galway, Ireland, on different weekend dates throughout 2018.

The Chef Swap at Aniar programme, which started in 2017, has innovation, education and the strengthening of Irish food at its centre. In 2018, it will welcome Gunnar Karl Gíslason on 23rd & 24th March; Amanda Cohen of cutting-edge New York City vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy on the 6th and 7th April; Christophe Dufau of Michelin star Les Bacchanales restaurant, Vence, France on the 15th and 16th June; and rising Russian star Stanislav Pesotskiy of Björn, a new Nordic restaurant in Moscow, inAugust (Dates TBC), with further names and dates to be announced.

In 2017, the programme welcomed guest chefs Ross Lewis of Chapter One, Dublin; Sasu Laukkonen, now of Ora, Helsinki; Nathan Outlaw of Outlaw’s at the Capital, London, and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac; Syrco Bakker of Pure C, The Netherlands; Alexandre Silva of LOCO, Lisbon; Benoit Dewitte of Restaurant Benoit Dewitte, Ghent; Daniel Burns of Luksus-Tørst, Brooklyn; and Adam Reid of The French, Manchester. The 2018 Chef Swap at Aniar programme kicks off in March 2018.

JP McMahon said, "Chef Swap is a wonderful way of visiting chefs to learn more about the produce we have here in Ireland. As part of the experience I travel with each chef to visit local producers and experience how the produce is harvested. On the other hand, for the team in Aniar and our guests, it gives us an insight into each chef’s unique way of cooking and everytime is a surprise. Many chefs bring signature dishes to their menu while challenging themselves to use Irish ingredients. Feedback both from our guests who book dinner and from the visiting chefs has been overwhelming positive so it’s exciting to extend the program into 2018”

Each of the Chef Swap at Aniar dinner menus follows the same menu format as the regular Aniar menus: 6, 8 or 10 courses

For more information and reservations see, or phone +353 (0) 91 535 947. #ChefSwap | @chef_swap @AniarGalway