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Roux Dynasty To Open Two Scottish Restaurants
Top chefs Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jnr are to open two new restaurants in Scotland.
This is the first time the father and son duo have collaborated north of the border.
The pair will open the first of their jointly-branded fine dining restaurants at Inverlochy Castle, a country house hotel near Fort William in the Highlands, later this month.
The second establishment is to be launched at Crossbasket Castle in High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, a 14th-century building which was rescued from ruin and is set to open as a luxury venue at the start of May.
The restaurants - seating 50 and 25 people respectively - will be run by chefs trained in Roux kitchens.
The pair are being supported in their venture by Michel's daughter Emily, who will focus on menu development.
Chef and TV personality Michel, who runs London's Le Gavroche restaurant, said: "There is so much fantastic produce and talent to be found in the area. I'm particularly thrilled about Emily coming on board - my father and I are classically French in style whereas Emily is slightly more contemporary in her cooking. It makes for a great dynamic and a very exciting time for the Rouxs."
His father, who currently runs five Chez Roux restaurants across Scotland, said: "Michel Jnr and I are hugely excited about working together at these two fantastic locations. The 'Albert and Michel Roux Jnr' restaurants will offer menus in the style of Le Gavroche but with a contemporary and distinctly Scottish twist, focusing on ingredients that are, as far as possible, hyper-local to each location. There is no doubt Scotland is coming of her culinary age. We have a population that loves food and is becoming increasingly aware of the fantastic produce in the seas, fields and forests."