Mid-Summer banquet is highlight of Westport Food Festival

FOOD

The undisputed highlight of Westport Food Festival and the social event of the year is the gala Mid-Summer Banquet in the glorious surroundings of Westport House.

A glittering affair featuring black tie and evening dresses as befits the stylish setting. The event takes place on Friday, June 29 with limited tickets available.

From chilled Pimms on arrival to the handmade canapés, gourmet tasting menu and accompanying fine wines, this Downton Abbey style event promises a real sense of history, this is a step back in history in Westport House to enjoy this special occasion.

The epicurean seven course feast showcases Mayo food and the combined talents of seven local chefs led by Eoin McDonnell of the Wyatt Hotel who is also Chairman of Westport Food Festival.

With wine pairings from Cabot’s of Westport for a menu with a strong focus on local foods, the banquet promises itself to be a real celebration of the senses.

Tickets for this unique event are in high demand. Book without delay. By contacting Hotel Westport on (098 ) 25122.

Fantastic festival of food

Westport Food Festival continues over the weekend until Sunday, July 1 with a busy programme of events including the Fairgreen Food Village on Saturday, chef demonstrations and family fun.

Kiddie workshops on Pizza Making and Cup Cake Decorating can be booked on the day and little ones can enter the fun Fast Food Race or go foraging for mushrooms and seashore delicacies.

Two local producer tasting tours are also on the menu – hosted by Mescan Brewery and Mussel and Oyster Farm as well as a Gintastic Gin Appreciation, Whiskey Tasting and Come Wine With Me, event ensuring there is something there to tempt all tastebuds. Check out the website www.westportfoodfestival.ie for full details.

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