Personalised journey through food, fire & flavours, guided by John Relihan, and experienced in an intimate setting of seven.

Recommended by Taste Cork, Failte Ireland, and Ireland’s Ancient East.

Holy Smoke BBQ restaurant presents a unique private tasting event – ‘Chef’s Table’ – perfect for a top-level corporate outing or as an exquisite treat for any foodie. The Chef’s Table is located in the kitchen pass and can accommodate seven guests who get a chance to experience the ingredients, techniques, and skills used in producing true low-n-slow BBQ under a masterful guidance of Holy Smoke’s own celebrity chef, John Relihan, internationally renowned pitmaster and Jamie Oliver’s protégé.

During the course of the evening, John will bring you on a personalised journey through fire, food & flavours, with a few stories along the way.  You will learn how to get the best flavours from different cuts of meat, create your own rubs and sauces, manage the fire, and acquire invaluable skills to re-create your very own low-n-slow BBQ.

During the night you can also choose to have the dishes paired with a selection of Cork’s craft beers, guest wines, and top-shelf Irish whiskey.


Holy Smoke is housed in the original Woodford Bourne Cellars est. 1875, which at one time would carry over 50,000 gallons of choice Cork and Dublin whiskeys, French Cognac, Jamaican Rum, and casks of wines, sherries, and ports, making it a perfect historic destination for this authentic gourmet experience.

John Relihan

Irish Food Ambassador John Relihan has serious form when it comes to cooking with fire. John was head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa Smokehouse restaurant in London and trained with world-renowned Pitmaster Adam Perry Lang in cooking ‘low-n-slow’ and many different fire methods. After 6 years in the heart of London running the restaurant and foodie festivals John returned to Ireland and opened Holy Smoke Restaurant in Cork, which in its short time of opening has gathered national and international acclaim.


Chef’s Tasting: €100 pp
Craft Beer, Wine & Whiskey Pairing: €50 pp

To book your exquisite tasting experience contact us at or 0214273000.

Holy Smoke Chef's Table