Monday night was the highlight of the year in the hospitality industry as the AA Hospitality Awards took place in London.
The awards were held at the stunning Park Lane hotel, JW Grosvenor House, and were attended by hoteliers, restauranteurs, and media. The beautiful setting was accompanied by dinner prepared by Midsummer Kitchen, which holds two Michelin stars, and was hosted by comedian and actor Hugh Dennis. The night resulted in great success for Inverlochy Castle and Cromlix, both managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International, who won awards for their restaurants and hospitality.
Inverlochy Castle won three AA Rosettes for its Albert and Michel Roux Jr restaurant overseen by the legendary father and son who produce the most exquisite food combining French and Scottish styles. Guests can dine on a 6-course tasting menu with carefully selected paired wines as well as a delightful afternoon tea menu with the option of a glass of Albert Roux’s Rosé Champagne. The menus change regularly as the kitchen aims to use the freshest and most local produce possible. Some of the delights you can dine on include…
Roasted Malaig Langoustine, Split Peas, Cumin, Sauce Bisque
Sirloin of 40-Day Aged Highland Beef, Caramelised Kohlrabi, Albert Bartlett Rooster Potato Pavé, Garden Leaves, Truffle Jus Dressing
and Chocolate Truffle Cake, Caramelised Pear, Vanilla Ice Cream.
Cromlix, near Dunblane, also won three AA Rosettes for its Chez Roux restaurant, run by Albet Roux. Guests dine in the large conservatory, overlooking the extensive grounds, with an open kitchen to see the chefs at work while they enjoy the exquisite food. Menu options include afternoon tea and three-course dinner and lunch menus. The menus change frequently to reflect the local seasonal produce. For example…
Ballotine of Hot Smoked Scrabster Fish, Textures of Dowhill Beetroot, Cromlix Garden Salad
Gartmorn Duck Breast, Stuffed Cabbage, Chicory Tart, Baby Turnip, Smoked Red Pepper Purée, Raspberry Vinegar Jus
Perthshire Strawberry Soufflé, Strawberry Ice-Cream
In addition to the prestigious three AA Rosettes, Cromlix also won the award of Hotel of the Year Scotland 2016/2017. Cromlix Hotel boasts 10 stunning bedrooms, 5 grand suites and a comfortable Gate Lodge to stay in. Every part of the experience at Cromlix exudes luxury. From the exquisite food to the Arran Aromatics toiletries it truly is a special experience to stay here. As well as the award-winning Chez Roux restaurant you can enjoy the whisky tasting room, the private loch, tennis court and croquet lawn.
The AA Hospitality Awards aim to recognise the best restaurants and hotels in the UK and use the nominees and winners to create the AA Guide to Restaurants and Bars. Click here to browse the current guide.
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