Westport’s chefs are sharpening their knives for The Banquet – a top-skill cook-off that will open the 2016 Westport Food Festival in Hotel Westport on the Friday June 24th.


The Banquet – a Celebration of Mayo Food is the flagship event of Westport Food Festival 2016 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 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


For more information or to book your tickets for what is sure to be a wonderful event contact Hotel Westport on 098 25122.


Event Schedule:

  • Friday June 24th @ 7pm
  • Hotel Westport



  • €45 per person
  • Table of ten: €450 plus Eventbrite booking fees


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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.