The 4th annual All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off is set to take place this Sunday with representatives from each of the 32 counties competing for the title of All-Ireland Champion.
The event is run by the Kinsale Good Food Circle and this year is being hosted at Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale on Sunday 13th April from 2pm – 4pm. Everyone attending will have a chance to vote for their favourite chowder chef.
Members of the public will be the judges in the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off. Everyone will be given a voting card at the entrance, which entitles them to sample all chowders from the individual stalls, before casting their vote for the All-Ireland Chowder Champion 2014.
The winning chef will not only be crowned All-Ireland Chowder Champion, but will also receive a customised trophy and be invited to take part in the Great Chowder Cook-Off in Newport, Rhode Island, Kinsale’s transatlantic twin town, next summer. The 2013 winners, The West Bar, Westport, Co Mayo will represent Ireland in the competition in June.
Tickets are €10 each and the competitino is part of a two day family festival that will take over the streets of Kinsale on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April.