Albert Roux signs third hotel restaurant deal

12 December 2008 by
Albert Roux signs third hotel restaurant deal

Silver Catey winner Albert Roux has signed a deal with a luxury hotel in Scotland that will see the French chef launch a new restaurant next spring.

Roux is to take over the food and beverage operation at the five-star Rocpool Reserve hotel in Inverness.

His remit at the hotel will include breakfast and room service as well as the opening of a new restaurant, Chez Roux, on 1 April.

The 50-seat brasserie will offer a classic French menu similar to that of the chef's recently established Brasserie Roux concept.

The deal with Rocpool Reserve is the third contract Roux has entered with a luxury hotel this year after the Ellington in Leeds and Sofitel at London Heathrow's T5.

Rocpool Reserve general manager, Kerry Watson, told Caterersearch she was "thrilled" Roux was joining the hotel.

"This is a real coup, not just for the hotel but for Inverness and Scotland," she said.

Watson added that Roux will be training the hotel's chefs in the coming months, with head chef Davey Aspin set to oversee the restaurant.

The announcement of the Inverness restaurant comes seven months after Rocpool Reserve was bought by the owners of Inverlochy Castle, a five-star country house hotel near Fort William.

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