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2011 Award Winners NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2011

The Fatted Calf - Glasson, Co Westmeath

Newcomer of the Year 2011 - The Fatted Calf Glasson County Westmeath Ireland “What could be more appropriate than celebration of a promising new business?

One of the surprising things about the last couple of years is the number of new openings there have been – yes, opportunities not previously affordable certainly exist now, but at a time of crisis in the hospitality industry it take a special kind of confidence to grasp them.

And our Newcomer of the Year is exceptionally well placed to succeed: Feargal O’Donnell - a prominent Euro-Toques chef, who is already well known in the area - and his wife, Fiona, chose well when they took over a pub in the charming almost-waterside midlands ‘village of the roses’, near Athlone.

Their informal style, with food that offers a timely combination of gastro-pub and contemporary fine dining in a family-friendly atmosphere, is bang on the nail – and we are confident that their new venture will be very successful.”

The Fatted Calf

Glasson, Co. Westmeath
11 votes
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Feargal O’Donnell - a prominent Euro-Toques chef - and his wife, Fiona, built up a great following when they ran The Fatted Calf in the pretty village of Glasson. In 2015 they moved to nearby Athlone and, while it is a very different p ...

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