Michael Cadden launches cookbook in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice 

Posted on: December 23 2022

Michael Cadden launches cookbook in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice 

‘In Celebration of Food’ – ‘A Collection of Recipes to Enjoy Together’. 

Michael Cadden has just launched a cookbook called ‘In Celebration of Food’ – ‘A collection of recipes to enjoy together’.

It’s a collection of over 30 recipes which he has compiled during lockdown. Michael, who is now retired from the hospitality business, owned The Asgard Tavern at the Quay in Westport, Co Mayo with his wife Mary for over 20 years. The Asgard bar and restaurant won many awards for championing local produce,

fresh seafood and everyone remembers its wonderful hospitality.

Michael trained in hotels in Ireland and London before returning as General Manager of the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar.

After purchasing the Asgard in 1978, Michael returned to head up the kitchen and Mary the front of house.

This book is a collection of recipes from those years and includes classics like Nettle Soup, Duck a L’Orange, Beef Stroganoff and Lobster Thermidor.

Michael said ‘Throughout my hospitality career, cooking has been my love. I trained in many kitchens, and I thank the many mentors that awakened and nurtured my passion.

From the Asgard on the quays to our home, these recipes are the ones that have been served over and over again.

After much gentle harassment from my family, I put pen to paper and wrote down my favourites.

I really hope you enjoy this collection of recipes and that they bring much joy to your families.’

Michael has COPD and also suffered heart failure. He spent time under the Palliative Care team from the Hospice so he wanted to show his gratitude.’They still come and check on me and are absolutely marvelous. I couldn’t say enough good things about them.’

This would be a perfect gift for the foodie in your life.

The book is on sale for €15 and all proceeds go to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.


In his son Mark Cadden Gastro Pub; Bar One, Rushe Street

Castle Bookshop, Castle Street and Main Street


Duffy’s Book Shop, Bridge Street

Market 57, Bridge Street

Mc Loughlin’s, Shop Street

The Harbour Store, The Quay