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La Fougère is Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Friday, 14th September, 2018 2:26pm

La Fougère is Hotel Restaurant of the Year

The team at Knockranny House Hotel celebrate. Photo: Conor McKeown

KNOCKRANNY House Hotel in Westport is enjoying some well-earned celebrations after a glittering gala luncheon at the InterContinental, Dublin, where La Fougère restaurant was named Hotel Restaurant of the Year at the FOOD & WINE Awards 2018.

Inspired by the cinematic drama unfolding outside the windows, the recent refurbishment at La Fougère has resulted in a stylish and sophisticated new look.

With a nod to 1920s and '30s movie -star glamour and big screen elegance, La Fougère has been transformed with subtle touches, all designed to make the most of those amazing vistas over Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, head chef Seamus Commons said he was thrilled for the whole team at La Fougère. “To be short-listed in such a competitive category is something but to take home the award for Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year is incredible.

We are thrilled to see that the hours of work and dedication, from the kitchen staff to the team on the floor and throughout the hotel, really has such a tremendous impact on our guests. I’m so proud of what we do at La Fougère and of each and every one of the team that make it happen.”

Mayo-born Commons is renowned for his attention to detail and is truly passionate about using the highest quality locally produced ingredients in his cooking.

Knockranny House Hotel prides itself on stocking the absolute best of what the local area has to offer and so Seamus has found himself very much at home with this mutually shared ethos.

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