Westport’s chefs were sharpening their knives for The Banquet – a top-skill cook-off opened the 2017 Westport Food Festival in Hotel Westport on the Friday June 23rd.


The Banquet – a Celebration of Mayo Food is the flagship event of Westport Food Festival 2017 and which was a superb evening with a truly outstanding menu celebrating all that’s great and good in local food. Local chefs will team up with local artisan producers to showcase the very best ingredients and local produce on offer.


The chefs combined their talents to create a fabulous four-course feast for the senses in what will be a celebration of the best of Mayo food. Local and Irish food is the strong focus of The Banquet and the menu will feature some familiar products as well as highlighting hidden gems as the chefs reveal their secrets.


The team of top Westport chefs for The Banquet are:

  • Eoin McDonnell - Chairperson, Westport Food Festival and Head Chef The Wyatt Hotel
  • Stephen Fitzmaurice - Head Chef, Hotel Westport

  • Jose Barroso - Head Chef, Sol Rio Restaurant

  • Áine Maguire - Head Chef, The Idle Wall

  • Myles O'Brien - Head Chef, The Tavern Murrisk

  • Kevin Stirzaker - Head Chef, O'Malleys Bar & Restaurant



Event Schedule:

  • Friday June 23rd @ 7pm
  • Westport House



  • €100 per person
  • (limited to 120 people)


Where to Buy:

  • Single Tickets: Call Hotel Westport on 098 25122


Important Info:

  • This is a banquet-style event. Patrons will be seated at tables of ten. There will be no private seating for this event.