The Banquet - A Celebration of Mayo Food

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Westport’s chefs are sharpening their knives for The Banquet! A collaboration of top chefs from around Mayo will open the 2018 Westport Food Festival in Westport House on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

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'The Banquet – a Celebration of Mayo Food' is the flagship event of Westport Food Festival 2018 and is set to be 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 will combine their talents to create a fabulous seven-course feast (with three wine pairings included) 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.

This year's chefs are:

  • Eoin McDonnell (Wyatt Hotel)
  • José Barroso (Sol Rio)
  • Xavier Blondel (Westport Plaza)
  • Linda Rogers (Hotel Westport)
  • Rosario Dias (Westport Woods Hotel)
  • Emma Jennings (Pantry & Corkscrew)
  • Fergal Colleran (Hotel Westport)
  • Shteryo Yurukov (Sage, Westport)


For more information or to book your tickets, contact Hotel Westport on 098 25122. Tickets: €100 (includes three wine pairings). Please note: This is a banquet-style event, limited to 120 seats. Patrons will be seated at tables of ten. There will be no private seating for this event. Dress code: Black tie.

All aboard for Westport Food Festival! Guests arriving to the banquet by train

All aboard for Westport Food Festival! Guests arriving to the banquet by train