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The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant appoints new head chef

Mark Donald will join the restaurant from his position at Number 1 at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, where he has retained the Michelin star until he departed in 2021

The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant has announced the appointment of Mark Donald as head chef.

Donald will join the restaurant from his position at Number 1 at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, where he has retained the Michelin star until he departed in 2021.

The restaurant is located in the heart of Scotland’s oldest working distillery and will offer “first of its kind” fine dining. The menu will showcase contemporary Scottish culinary innovation, which builds on a foundation of classic French gastronomy and will focus on local terroir and produce.

Donald said: “The distillery has a long-standing history and great heritage – as does Lalique – so it was an exciting task to combine this with fresh, innovative ideas.

“Working closely with the local producers and suppliers has been wonderful so far; together with my team, I feel we have managed to create a contemporary, thought-provoking menu wrapped in the genuine Scottish hospitality for which The Glenturret is renowned.”

John Laurie, The Glenturret’s managing director, added: “We are thrilled to have Mark join The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant.

“His exceptional knowledge of Scottish produce combined with his creativity will perfectly complement both the heritage of where we have come from, and the new direction in which we are going with the restaurant.”

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