Ella Brady wants to make a documentary about Quentin's, the renowned Dublin restaurant that has captured the spirit of a generation and a city in the years it has been open. After all, every table in Quentin's has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, betrayal, revenge, hope and despair.
And the restaurant itself has had times when it looks set fair for success and others when it seems as if it must close in failure. Here are old friends: the twins from Scarlet Feather, the Signora from Evening Class, Ria from Tara Road - and a host of new ones too: Mona, the ever-cheerful Australian waitress, and Blouse Brennan, whose simplicity disguises a sharp mind and a heart of gold.
The whole place is presided over by the apparently imperturbable Patrick and Brenda Brennan, who have made Quentin's such a legend. But even they have a story and a sadness which is hidden from the public gaze. As Ella uncovers more of what has gone, she wonders about the wisdom of bringing it to the screen. Are there some stories which are too sacred to be told? Should the restaurant keep its secrets?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2002
- 143 x 109mm