Albert Roux to open new Roxburghe restaurant

Legendary Chef Albert Roux has announced plans to join forces with The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course on the Scottish Borders.
 
Alongside Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), Roux has signed a 15 year contract which will see the Chef open a new Chez Roux restaurant at the hotel.
 
As part of the deal, Albert Roux and his son, Celebrity Chef Michel Roux, will oversee the restaurant which will be headed up by a Chef trained by the family.
 
The Duke of Roxburghe, owner of the hotel, said: “We are delighted to have the new management team in place and believe ICMI and Chez Roux will help position the Roxburghe among the finest small luxury hotels in Scotland. This is an important development not only for the Roxburghe Estates, but also for the Scottish Borders, increasing our role as a destination hotel.”
 
Roux’s new role will see him take responsibility for both the hotel’s fine dining restaurant and clubhouse brasserie, with local produce expected to continue to feature heavily on the menus.
 
Albert Roux added: “This is a dream come true. The Roxburghe is such a prestigious place and connected with Floors Castle, which is so much a part of the history of my beloved Scotland. We will definitely put it on the world map!”
 
Also announcing plans to take over a new restaurant is the Aumbry’s Head Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, who is set to open a new pop-up in Manchester.
 
Based in the city’s Northern Quarter, the restaurant will run for five weeks from 23rd September while the Aumbry is closed for refurbishment and has an extension to its kitchen.
 
Diners at the pop-up, called 4244 Edge St, will have the choice of a meat or vegetarian five course tasting menu featuring the likes of sautéed mushrooms and snails, tomato consommé, slow cooked Cumbrian beef, macerated Scottish strawberries and grapefruit posset.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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