For one night only, the legendary Michel Roux OBE will be joining his son Alain Roux at The Balmoral’s Brasserie Prince for a special dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to try a number of new dishes, with Michel himself making his way around the restaurant to chat to diners.
Created by Michel and Alain together, the menu will feature four classic Roux dishes reinvented with a Scottish twist, all made using the finest local produce. The dinner will begin with Highland game pâté en croûte with mâche salad & hazelnuts, followed by Navarin of Isle of Skye langoustines with Champagne sauce. Next up is two larger dishes: Shetland monkfish dish, served with Dunbar lobster and armoricaine sauce; and roasted silver Appleyard duck breast with potato purée and orange sauce. Guests will then enjoy an assortment of Scottish cheeses, before rounding things off on a sweet note with the dessert: Roulé marquis with Scottish raspberries & melba sauce.
The Roux family is legendary within culinary circles. Michel is one of the world’s most highly regarded chefs, and co-founded the first ever brasserie in the UK: Brasserie Benoit in London. He opened Brasserie Prince along with son Alain – Chef Patron of three Michelin-starred restaurant The Waterside Inn – in June last year, with the hope of bringing to life French dishes using Scottish ingredients.
The Balmoral is Rocco Forte’s historic Edinburgh landmark at the heart of the city, built in 1902 in impressive Scottish renaissance style as a hotel for Waverley station. One of the great railway hotels, the Balmoral’s iconic clock is set three minutes fast to ensure guests never miss their trains.
Brasserie Prince, The Balmoral, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
14th October, 7pm