Westport Food Festival

2012-09-21 16:00:00

This week the main focus in the county of Mayo was preparing for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final against Donegal on Sunday. I’d say most of the county have been talking about nothing else all week other than the game in Croke Park this weekend. However, for our hotel in Westport, the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel, they have spent the week with food on their minds as the town prepares to host the Westport Food Festival this weekend. I’ve been to Westport many, many times before and the one thing that never changes is the high quality of food served in the area. Their location on the West Coast of Ireland makes them famous for seafood and I have to say some of the best fish I’ve ever had has been served during meals in Westport. This is one town that knows a lot about good food and how to serve the best, locally produced, tastiest dishes.

There are many events happening over the weekend, including food sampling, cooking demonstrations, picnics, wine tasting, children’s activities and many more. At the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel they are hosting a wine tasting on Sunday afternoon presented by Irish Times writer John Wilson and Wine Australia’s John McDonnell and will include some of the great wines of Australia with some nibbles! I’m sure the Festival will be a great success for the town and if you’ve no plans for the weekend you should definitely head to Westport to check out what they have on offer.

Best of luck to both teams on Sunday, I’m neutral on this game but I’m sure it will still be a great match! Hope you all enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to!

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