WHAT? A celebration of seasonal game at Westport’s Knockranny House Hotel, including a game cookery demo and tutored wine tasting and culminating in an eight-course tasting menu featuring the likes of partridge, rabbit, teal and venison.
WHEN? Saturday 18 November 2011
WHERE? La Fougère restaurant, Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo
WHO? Head chef Seamus Commons hasn’t been picking up national awards (including FOOD&WINE Magazine Best Connaught Chef) in recent years for nothing. The Mayo man can cook. Having worked as head chef for some years in Dublin’s Michelin-starred l’Ecrivain, Seamus upped sticks and hightailed it home to his native county. The resulting cooking has a very real sense of pride of place, so you can expect something very special in this seasonal game menu. Seamus will be joined by Liam Cabot of Cabot Wines who will lead a tutored wine tasting, while the front of house team work their usual charm, lead by restaurant manager the lovely Deirdre Cullen and ever-enthusiastic sommelier Nick Faujour.
HOW MUCH? From €145 per person sharing, including a gorgeous breakfast the next day in La Fougere dining room with its views of Croagh Patrick – you may want to do a few laps of the pool in the in-house spa to work up an appetite for what’s always a great spread.
CONTACT? Tel: +353 (0)98 28600 or check out www.khh.ie for more details