Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned
hotel group, has further added to its complement of award-winning
restaurants led by Michelin starred chefs with the recent opening
of Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House, just ten minutes from Edinburgh.
39 year-old Wares' restaurant within the historic 70-bedroom
hotel comes after over twenty years experience working in some of
the world's top restaurants. His impressive CV includes
having cooked for the likes of the late Princess Diana, President
Mitterrand and Hollywood greats Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and the
actress Joanna Lumley.
Wares commented: "I was keen to work with Macdonald Hotels &
Resorts to serve locally sourced cuisine with a modern twist.
We both share the same belief and passion for offering diners
flavoursome dishes based on only the finest freshest and ideally
locally sourced produce, always prepared from whole raw
Diners can enjoy gastronomic delights such as freshly caught
scallops in red wine risotto, with tomato pesto; roast haunch of
venison and stalker pie with sticky red cabbage, and his special
take on the traditional Scottish dessert cranachan.
Wares' continued success has come in the face of adversity; the
talented chef was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 36 - one
of the youngest cases in Scotland. Yet the award winning chef is
undeterred and determined to fully realise his vision and ambitions
in the kitchen.
Wares added: "I can't put in the 16-hour days required to run a
top restaurant any more, but that doesn't mean I have to hang up my
chef's hat. Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House is a tremendous
opportunity to further indulge my passion for cooking delicious
dishes in a bustling restaurant environment.
"We are now working hard to make Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House
a truly leading culinary destination in Scotland."
Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House, just two minutes from the M8
motorway, is located within the beautiful interior of Macdonald
Houstoun House Hotel that dates back to the 16th century
and once hosted Mary Queen of Scots. Set in 22 acres of mature
woodland and grounds, guests enjoy luxurious stylish rooms, WiFi
throughout, conference space for up to 400 delegates and access to
a luxurious Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa.
Group-wide, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' restaurants have now
been awarded 45 AA Rosettes, reflecting the quality of food
offering to be enjoyed by business, conference and leisure
Wares previously owned the award-winning 63 Tay Street
restaurant and The Anglers Inn, Guildtown (both Perthshire). The
latter won the talented chef 'Scottish Pub Restaurant Caterer of
the Year Award' in 2010.