Fitzpatrick's chowder a popular choice in cook-off

Published 24/04/2013 | 05:20

Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant have picked up another accolade when they were named as runners up at the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off which took place in Kinsale on Sunday.

Almost 900 people cast their vote, to choose their champion in the hotly contested All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off which took place in Acton's Hotel.

The event saw chefs, fishermen and commercial chowder producers from every county of Ireland serve up pots and pots of delicious creamy chowder in a bid to walk away with the coveted title.

In the end it was The West Bar, from Westport who emerged as winners for the second year in a row, while Louth's Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant, who's fantastic 'fishy' stand was one of the main talking points of the day came 2nd.

The All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off was the pinnacle of a two day Family Festival that was held in Kinsale over the weekend.

The town was transformed into a massive open air street market with food stalls and lots of fun family activities throughout the town. Food stalls hosted by many of the local businesses sold delicious samples and dishes, and there certainly was something for everyone to enjoy.

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