Dublin-born chef and restaurateur Colin Fassnidge, who has become a celebrity chef in his adopted Australia, is set to appear in a two part series touring around the culinary hotspots of Ireland.
Fassnidge runs two successful restaurants in Sydney, The Four in Hand and 4 Fourteen, and is a judge on a popular cooking show My Kitchen Rules, which airs on Channel 7. Now Channel 7 – working with Tourism Ireland – has produced a brand new cookery series called My Ireland with Colin. It will air across Australia on Wednesday 29th (7.30pm) and Thursday 30th April (8.00pm), and is expected to reach an audience of up to one million viewers.
Fassnidge and his film crew travelled around the island of Ireland, capturing footage for My Ireland with Colin – seeking out some of our culinary delights, local produce and hidden gems. He visited his family, remembered his youth growing up in Ireland, and re-discovered the spectacular scenery of Ireland.
Diane Butler, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Australia and New Zealand, said: “We were delighted to support Colin Fassnidge and his crew in Ireland, while they were filming his brand new TV series. This is a fantastic opportunity to get positive exposure in Australia, showcasing Irish food at its best. The island of Ireland is becoming increasingly well-known for its food offering, with a reputation for high quality, natural produce used in both traditional and innovative dishes. Colin’s Ireland will also showcase our spectacular scenery to over one million people, helping to inspire ‘foodies’ and prospective holidaymakers to come and discover the culinary delights of Ireland for themselves.”