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Flipping Fun at Our Pancake Race

The Metropole Hotel creates Flipping Fun for all with our Annual Pancake Race 

The Metropole Hotel’s pancake race on McCurtain St brought lots of fun and laughter this morning as participants made every effort to cross the finish line in first place.

This year’s winner was Oisín Barrett of 5 Points who managed to beat off stiff competition amid frantic scenes of representatives from local businesses flipping pancakes as they raced along the well known Cork city centre street.

The Metropole Hotel has been organising the event every year since 2018.  The pancake race was once held by Thompsons Bakery every year on Shrove Tuesday.

Roger Russell, General Manager at the Metropole Hotel said: “We are delighted to bring the pancake race to McCurtain St once again this year.  It has been supported by businesses in the VQ since its inception and it was heartening to see so many people out here once again today.  It’s a great way for us all to get together and have some fun in a unique way.”

Speaking about his win Oisín said he was thrilled to claim the title this year.

“I was taking this very seriously as my boss Ciarán Cronin entered last year and I wanted to beat his time.  I even wore my lucky shorts and green runners so I wasn’t messing around.”

Last year’s winner was James Healy of the Shelbourne Bar and congratulated Oisín on his win.

“I wanted to come back and fight for the title but unfortunately I was pipped at the post by Oisín.  But it’s really about having fun and it was great to see so many people here.”

The Metropole Hotel and Cork International Hotel have also introduced a special Pancake Tuesday menu. A selection of sweet and savoury pancakes will be available at both hotels from 12 noon to 9pm on Tuesday.

The options include The Cinnamon Roll One, The Decadent Chocolate One and the G&T Crepe. The savoury pancake is The Crepe Madame and contains home-cooked gammon and Carrigaline Cheddar topped with a fried egg.

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