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Restaurant Andrew Fairlie joins Les Grandes Tables du Monde

15 February 2017 by
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie joins Les Grandes Tables du Monde

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles has become the first Scottish restaurant to join Les Grandes Tables du Monde.

The organisation is a mark of a restaurant's quality, with only 170 businesses in the world invited to join the exclusive club that was established in 1954 by six French chefs.

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles joins seven other two- or three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK to feature in the group, including the Fat Duck and the Waterside Inn.

Accepting the invitation to join the organisation at a ceremony held at the Ritz in Paris, Fairlie said that being in such illustrious company was like being given a lifetime achievement award.

He added: "It is a phenomenal honour to be listed next to such highly renowned chefs as Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse, and my wonderful old mentor Michel Guérard.

"This is both a great privilege for me and an exciting next step for the restaurant.

"The founding ethos of Les Grandes Tables du Monde totally chimes with our own: a deep respect for culinary traditions; a natural emphasis on craft; and a focus on the art of hospitality.

"Becoming a member also represents a great opportunity for stimulating my team through the sharing of ideas and staff with other like-minded restaurants around the world."

Les Grandes Tables du Monde was established by six Parisian chefs, with the logo spontaneously drawn by Jean Cocteau on a tablecloth in the Le Grand Véfour restaurant.

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