Specially commended wine list at Knockranny House Hotel

Deirdre Cullen pictured with the award.

Deirdre Cullen pictured with the award.

Knockranny House Hotel, in Westport, has been awarded a special commendation for Best Wine List in Ireland at the Conde Nast Johansens 2011 Annual Awards for Excellence.

The awards are made each year to those properties worldwide that represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.

The large glass-fronted, walk-through, wine cellar in Knockranny House Hotel’s restaurant, La Fougère, is a prime example of the importance the hotel places on offering guests a superb choice of wines from around the world.

The extensive wine list now contains 270 bottles, all categorised by countries of origin and then split into specific regions. Each bottle on the award-winning restaurant’s list is individually chosen to provide a rich and varied choice for everyone who loves wine, and in-house sommelier Nick Faujour is always on hand to offer his exceptional knowledge and expertise.

La Fougère Restaurant, with Deirdre Cullen as restaurant manager, and head chef Seamus Commons at the helm, has also received two AA Rosettes again for 2010/2011, giving the entire hotel staff plenty to celebrate.

Knockranny House Hotel’s owner Adrian Noonan is delighted with the recognition that the hotel and its restaurant are receiving. “We constantly strive to provide our guests with the very best in everything, from luxury accommodation, to delectable food, fine wines and first-class service,” he said.

To celebrate Knockranny House Hotel has put together a very special event for food and wine lovers on March 12. This celebratory weekend costs from €179pps and includes two nights’ B&B, together with a tutored wine tasting from a selection of wines taken from its award winning list. These fine wines are the inspiration behind the sumptuous nine course tasting menu created by Connaught’s Best Chef, Seamus Commons, which you will enjoy on Saturday evening in La Fougere, Ireland’s Best Hotel Restaurant-2010. Your tasting menu will also be accompanied with wine matches. A dinner and B&B package is also available from €145pps.

Non residents can enjoy this fantastic gourmet experience on March 12 — with a nine course gourmet tasting menu including wine matches for just €84pp.

For bookings call 098 28600 or visit website www.khh.ie


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