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All Ireland Chowder Cook Off 2015

6th April 2015

The competition is being hosted by Kinsale Good Food Circle who are asking members of the public attending to vote for their favourite chowder chef in Ireland by tasting samples.

The All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off is the highlight of a two-day Family Festival that will take place on the streets of Kinsale on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.

The popular annual event sees the town transformed into an open-air street market.  Local and visiting food businesses will offer samples and take-home food for under €5.

The ticket price of €10 is also a voting card which entitles customers to sample all chowders from the individual stalls, before casting their vote.

Liam Edwards, Chairman of Kinsale Good Food Circle said: “Kinsale is a busy fishing port as well as being the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, and a key destination on the newly launched Wild Atlantic Way.

“Last year’s Cook-Off was a huge success, and we look forward to seeing even more visitors from America and Europe as well as from all over Ireland at this unique event.”

The winning chef will not only be crowned All-Ireland Chowder Champion, but will also receive a customised trophy and be invited to be a guest chef in one of Newport Rhode Island’s great restaurants as well as attending the Great Chowder Cook-Off in Kinsale’s transatlantic twin town, next summer.

The Beech Hill House Hotel located in the picturesque Faughan Valley, is one of more than 50 tourism businesses engaged in Derry City Council’s Rural Tourism Development Programme which is part funded by Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund under its Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for NI.

The family-run Georgian country house hotel has also again been named as one of the 100 Best Places To Stay In Ireland in the latest McKennas’ Guides 2015 compiled by travel writers John and Sally McKenna – the only establishment featured in Co Derry and one of just five in Northern Ireland.

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