The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant was awarded a second Michelin star last night in the 2024 edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland award ceremony at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant now joins its two sister restaurants in France, both also hold two Michelin stars, Lafaurie Peyraguey in Bordeaux and Villa Rene Lalique in Alsace.
Speaking on behalf of the group chairman Silvio Denz said, “The Lalique group views its hospitality arm with equal parts of passion and professionalism, we were filled with a great deal of pride when we heard the news that Michelin had recognised the hard work of Chef Mark Donald and his team. I visit Glenturret often and look forward to my next visit this month, where I can express my congratulations in person.”
Scottish Chef Mark Donald arrived at the restaurant in 2021, the year it opened, and the first Michelin star was awarded just seven months later. It was the first restaurant inside a distillery to achieve Michelin recognition. Other awards and recognition followed for Chef Mark and his team, and last night, they received the coveted two Michelin stars, one of only two restaurants in Scotland to hold the honour and the first to be recognised in eighteen years.
Commenting, Mark said, “This is an ecstatic moment for us; we are all thrilled to have been awarded a second Michelin star. I am indebted to my team; I am not an island. We achieved this together. I am happy too that Scotland is getting the recognition it deserves as a gastronomic destination.”
The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant tells a story of the land and its surroundings. Chef Mark captures the essence of the distillery in his menus with nods to the distillation process cleverly woven into his cuisine. Located in Crieff, at the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, Mark and his team enjoy the benefits of Scotland's larder on their doorstep, working directly with artisanal growers, producers, breeders and fishers, often foraging themselves.
The Glenturret MD John Laurie commented, “We are all extremely proud of Chef Mark Donald and his team. Their connection and understanding of whisky-making can be seen throughout the menu, and the team's dedication to excellence has been rewarded. Two stars is a difficult recognition to achieve, and for Mark Donald and his team to get there in just 2 ½ years is incredible. Scottish Gastronomy has always had a rare quality, an amazing natural larder and talented chefs that have all too often gone unnoticed. Global recognition of Scottish cuisine is starting to change, and Mark Donald is a strong figure in that movement. The entire Glenturret Lalique family is fully behind him and celebrates their well-deserved recognition.”
The intimate restaurant overlooks the clear waters of the River Turret and the historic distillery buildings. The room features two gold-lustre crystal Champs-Élysées chandeliers and hosts 26 guests. It is open for dinner (tasting menu) from Wednesday to Saturday. The kitchen also serves an à la carte lunch menu on the same days at the Lalique Bar.
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