Café Paradiso is widely accepted as the best vegetarian restaurant in Ireland. Its chef and co-founder Denis Cotter has an international reputation for innovation and quality in his menus, and restaurant critics have waxed euphoric if not lyrical from the experience of eating in there for the first time. The appeal of the unique ambience and mouth-watering menu are endorsed by the phenomenal success of the Cork City restaurant. The book includes over one hundred recipes covering starters, mains and desserts which range from the simple and comforting to the exotic. The Pantry section lists a collection of 'bag of tricks' staples on which other dishes can be based. The Café Paradiso Cookbook makes the atmosphere of the restaurant and the pleasure of its unique cooking style available to all.