WATCH: Former Munster star Donncha O’Callaghan tries out for The Restaurant

Alan Owens

Reporter:


FORMER Munster and Irish rugby star Donncha O’Callaghan dons his chef's hat and lines out for the new series of The Restaurant in a bid to show off his culinary skills.

O'Callaghan is first up in the kitchen as TV3’s popular reality television series returns for a new series this Wednesday night.

This year, celebrity chef Rachel Allen, will join Marco Pierre White on the Critics’ Table each week for the mouth-watering series which sees six Irish Celebrities don the kitchen whites to become Head Chef for the day.

Other celebrities taking part include weather and Lotto presenter Nuala Carey, Eurovision winner Paul Harrington, singer Mary Coughlan, broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly and TV star Aoibhinn Garrihy.

Munster legend Donncha will serve up a menu rich in nostalgia with a Clonakility black pudding starter served with a fried egg and completed with a homemade version of Worcestershire sauce, a nod to his current team Worcester Warriors in England.

In a bid to impress the hard to win over critics, he also has a Frozen inspired dessert in the form of Olaf, the fictional snowman from Disney’s smash hit film.

Tune in tomorrow night at 9pm to find out how the former Munster man lines out in the kitchen.