Emily Roux, Michel Roux and Chef Albert Roux OBE KFO

Special Gourmet Events in 2018 featuring The Roux Culinary Dynasty

ICMI Hotels is please to announce a series of special gourmet events featuring three members of the Roux Culinary Dynasty

During the first three months of 2018, Crossbasket Castle, Rocpool Reserve Hotel, Cromlix, Greywalls and Inverlochy Castle will be holding a series of special gourmet events featuring Emily Roux, Michel Roux and Chef Albert Roux OBE KFO. Choose the hotel and date of your choice and you can look forward to a unique experience, meeting the chefs, tasting their exquisite dishes and staying at some of Scotland’s most unique luxury hotels.

Emily Roux at Crossbasket Castle
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Overnight Package with Dinner from £350 per package
Thursday 18th January 2018
Demonstration and Lunch at £60 per person

Michel Roux Jr at Crossbasket Castle
Wednesday 7th February 2018
Overnight Package with Dinner from £465 per package
Thursday 8th February 2018
Demonstration and Lunch at £75 per person

Emily Roux at Rocpool Reserve Hotel
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Overnight Package with Dinner from £355 per package
Thursday 15th March 2018
Demonstration and Lunch at £55 per person

Michel Roux Jr at Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Overnight Package with Dinner from £395 per package
Thursday 22nd March 2018
Demonstration and Lunch at £55 per person

Emily Roux & Judy Murray at Cromlix
Thursday 22nd February 2018
Overnight Package with Dinner from £455 per package
Friday 23rd February 2018
Demonstration and Lunch at £60 per person

Chef Albert Roux OBE KFO at Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February 2018
Two Night Residential Package from £1250 per package

Click on the event of your choice and book soon, spaces are limited!

Crossbasket Castle, Rocpool Reserve Hotel, Cromlix, Greywalls and Inverlochy Castle
are managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International »

www.icmi.co.uk

Gourmet Dinner with Chef Emily Roux at Crossbasket Castle

We invite you to take the opportunity to meet and enjoy the exceptional dishes of the youngest member of the Roux Dynasty: Chef Emily Roux 

We will be running an exclusive event with Emily at Crossbasket Castle Hotel in January 2018.

 

Wednesday 17th January 2018
Gourmet Package including:
Accommodation, Dinner with Matching Wines and Breakfast
  • 7.00pm for Drinks Reception and Canapes
  • 7.30pm Dinner with Matching Wines

 

Small Double Room £435
Large Double Room £495
Junior Suite £565
Suite/Tower Suite £665
(Based on two guests sharing)

Thursday 18th January 2018 Cookery Demo followed by Lunch
Rate: £60 per person
  • Arrival at 11am
  • Cookery Demo at 11.30am followed by Lunch

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Full pre payment at the time of the booking
  • Non-refundable, non-transferable
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Limited availability
  • This offer is non commissionable

 

To learn more and make your booking visit www.crossbasketcastle.com email: info@crossbasketcastle.com or call +44(0)1698 829461

 

 

Christmas at Crossbasket Castle near Glasgow

Celebrate a traditional Scottish Christmas at Crossbasket Castle, where we have created a wonderfully decadent menu for you and your family.

 

Our Christmas lunch will be served in the luxuriously embellished Baillie Room, surrounded by gold leaf and opulent antiques and the tranquil Stewart Room in muted blues and creams. Our menu has been overseen by legendary French chef Albert Roux and son Michel Roux Jr and delivered by our award-winning executive head chef.

Lunch will be served between 12pm – 4pm, booking is essential.

 

Christmas Day Menu »

Accommodation Rates

Should you wish stay with us on Christmas our accommodation rates are as follows:

Small Double – £230 room only, £257 B&B
Large double – £289 room only, £316 B&B
Junior Suite – £364 room only, £391 B&B
Suite – £463 room only, £490 B&B

Advanced purchase only.

Terms and Conditions

  • All deposits are non-refundable
  • 50% deposit is required at the time of booking
  • Final payments are due by the 1st December 2017
  • A 10% discretionary service charge on all Food & Beverage will be added to your account.

 

To make your booking email info@crossbasketcastle.com or call  +44(0) 1698 829461

Diamond and Ice Ball: Hogmanay at Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle‘s Diamond and Ice Ball on Hogmanay will be served in the Roosevelt Ballroom overlooking the waterfalls of the River Calder with our skylight allowing you to dine under the stars.

 

Our menu has been overseen by legendary French chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO and son Michel Roux Jr and delivered by our award-winning chefs.

 

You are cordially invited to be our guests at a Champagne Reception commencing at 6.30pm accompanied by Konrad, on the Saxophone.

 

Dinner will be served at 7.30pm.

 

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to Strip the Willow and Dashing White Sargent with our Ceilidh Band who will play the traditional along with songs from every decade to get everyone on the dance floor.

 

Spectacular fireworks will ring in 2018, before a late supper into the wee hours of the morning.

 

Tickets are £120 per person, inclusive of the above.

 

View Hogmanay Menu »

 

Should you wish to indulge in an overnight stay with us we are offering a dinner, bed and breakfast rate on the following rooms based on two people sharing:

Small Double £500.00
Double £570.00
Spa Junior Suite £650.00
Suite £760.00

 

Terms and Conditions

  • All deposits are non-refundable
  • 50% deposit is required at the time of booking
  • Final payments are due by the 1st December 2017
  • To secure a room or suite at Crossbasket we ask for a 50% deposit upon reservation with final 50% payment made by 30th November 2017.
  • Please note that our cancellation policy is 30 days prior to arrival, should you wish to amend of cancel your reservation within this time you will forfeit all pre payments made up to this point

 

>>Download the Festive Brochure <<<

 

To make your booking email info@crossbasketcastle.com or call  +44(0) 1698 829461

 

 

Tiny VIPs help mark Crossbasket Castle Hotel’s first anniversary

Extra special, small VIPs who have watched the fairytale-like transformation of a castle from their neighbouring nursery school helped to celebrate Crossbasket Castles first birthday this month.

 

Children from Crossbasket Nursery School joined staff at the castle to enjoy a slice of luxury, tucking into a birthday cake created by the castle’s award-winning pastry chef, David Simak.

 

Rob Baird, general manager, Crossbasket Castle, said: “It was so much fun to welcome in the local nursery children and staff, who brought a real sense of excitement to the celebrations – especially as they have watched our magical transformation over the past few years.

 

“We’ve enjoyed a fantastic first year and it’s great to be able to celebrate that with the community as well as with our guests. We have welcomed people from all over the world keen to see how Crossbasket has been restored to its former glory.”

 

Crossbasket Castle, near Glasgow, was purchased in 2011 by local businessman Steve Timoney and his wife Alison Reid-Timoney; the castle officially opened its doors in May 2016 following a multimillion pound renovation transforming the building from ruin.

 

Ashley Kane, Nursery Nurse at Crossbasket Nursery, said: “The children can see the castle from the nursery every day, so it was brilliant to bring them along to share in the celebrations. The children loved the balloons, cake and candles and had fun singing Happy Birthday to a castle!”

 

Having recently been named Castle Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards, Crossbasket has picked up two additional awards this month. It was named Romantic Restaurant of the Year and won the Wedding Venue Food Award at the inaugural Scottish Food Awards and Academy.

 

Rob added: “The industry awards and accolades the castle has collected over the course of the year is testament to the tireless work and dedication from all of the staff who make a visit to Crossbasket Castle a truly unique experience for our guests.”

 

Operated by the award-wining hotel management group Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), the castle features nine rooms, including a four-storey bridal tower, a grand ballroom seating up to 250 people and a fine-dining restaurant from legendary chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jr.

 

Crossbasket Castle Birthday

Crossbasket Castle named best newcomer at Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence

A luxury Scottish castle transformed into a five-star luxury hotel is celebrating a successful opening year adding a top industry award to its string of accolades for 2016.

Crossbasket Castle, near Glasgow, was awarded the coveted Best Newcomer or Back on the Scene Award at the Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence in London this week (7 November 2016).

Recognising and celebrating excellence across the world of hotels, spas and venues, the awards are highly regarded by travel enthusiasts and industry experts.

Recused from ruin in 2011 by a local businessman and his wife, Steve Timoney and Alison Reid-Timoney, the castle opened in April 2016 as a luxury five-star hotel and events venue complete with a fine-dining restaurant from legendary chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jr.

Mark Lambson, general manager, Crossbasket Castle said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award and to be recognised by Condé Nast Johansens.

“The team at Crossbasket Castle work tirelessly to ensure guests have the best possible experience and the exceptional surroundings make coming to work every day an absolute pleasure.”

“We’ve had a fantastic first year and it’s great to have another top award under our belt. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for the castle.”

David Simak, the hotel’s pastry chef was recently awarded the top prize of Chocolate Dessert of the Year at this year’s Chocolate Show in London. Earlier in the year the hotel added five-star accommodation ratings from VisitScotland and the AA to its growing list of accolades and was welcomed by industry experts to the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio.

Operated by hotel management group Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), Crossbasket Castle features, nine bedrooms, including a four-storey bridal tower, a grand ballroom seating up to 250 people and a fine-dining restaurant welcoming guests for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea bookings. It is also a sought after weddings and events venue.

To find out more about Crossbasket Castle visit: www.crossbasketcastle.com

 

Scottish Ballet lift the curtain to Crossbasket Castle

Dancers from Scottish Ballet took time out from their Swan Lake tour to mark the grand opening of Crossbasket Castle, a new five-star luxury hotel in Scotland.

 


The castle, based in Blantyre, has been thoughtfully choreographed into a modern day fairy-tale. The building was rescued from ruin in 2011 by local businessman and his wife Steve Timoney and Alison Reid-Timoney. The couple saved the property from the Buildings at Risk Register and have invested over £9 million restoring it to its former glory.
Their adagio style approach to restoration reflects their commitment to producing a work of outstanding quality. The makeover reached a finale when Scottish Ballet Soloists Constance Devernay and Andrew Peasgood, shared glimpses of their imaginative re-telling of Swan Lake, choreographed by David Dawson, in front of the castle and inside the Grand Ballroom.
Alison Reid-Timoney said: “We have poured our hearts and souls into the restoration of Crossbasket Castle. It has been a real journey, as have the Scottish Ballet with their new show. It’s the first time the company has performed Swan Lake in over 20 years and we were so pleased they shared a glimpse of this with us, they really helped capture the magic of the castle and make the opening special for us.”
“As locals, we have loved seeing the castle’s transformation over the past five years and we are very excited to now be able to share it with the community. We hope to attract visitors from far and wide to share the castles fairy-tale with them.”
Crossbasket Castle is managed by luxury hotel management company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI). The business already manages 12 other renowned independent properties around Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William, Greywalls Hotel in Gullane and Rocpool Reserve in Inverness.
Norbert Lieder, ICMI’s managing director, said: “The Timoneys have done an outstanding job transforming Crossbasket Castle into a luxury getaway.
“We have already experienced huge interest from local people, corporate clients and prospective brides and grooms and look forward to working with the Timoneys and making Crossbasket Castle a success.”
The hotel will also feature a new restaurant from renowned chefs Albert Roux OBE, KFO and his son Michel Roux Jnr. It is the first time the duo have collaborated in Scotland. They first worked together in 1985, when Michel Jnr joined the team at London’s Le Gavroche, which he now runs.

 

Emily Roux and Michel Roux Jr to open new Restaurants in Scotland

Albert, Michel and Emily Roux to open contemporary fine dining restaurants at Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle
Scotland’s food scene is set for a major shake-up after three generations of the world’s most famous culinary dynasty come together to open two new restaurants in first half of 2016.Albert and Michel Roux Jnr, supported by Michel’s daughter Emily, are to open the first of their co-branded fine dining restaurants at the world-famous Inverlochy Castle near Fort William later this month, closely followed by the opening of the second at Crossbasket Castle on the outskirts of Glasgow on 1 May.

Both restaurants will be intimate, seating up to 50 at Inverlochy and 25 at Crossbasket, and will be run by chefs trained in Roux kitchens, whose graduates include Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing and Andrew Fairlie.

It marks the first time the father and son duo have collaborated in Scotland. They first worked together in 1985, when Michel Jnr joined the team at London’s Le Gavroche, which he now runs. Emily will also support menu development at the restaurants, making them a true family affair.

Speaking of the new venture, Albert Roux OBE, KFO, who currently runs five Chez Roux restaurants across Scotland, said: “Michel Jnr and I are hugely excited about working together at these two fantastic locations. The ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jnr’ restaurants will offer menus in the style of Le Gavroche but with a contemporary and distinctly Scottish twist, focusing on ingredients that are, as far as possible, hyper-local to each location.

“There is no doubt Scotland is coming of her culinary age. We have a population that loves food and is becoming increasingly aware of the fantastic produce in the seas, fields and forests.”

Michel Roux Jnr said: “There is so much fantastic produce and talent to be found in the area. I’m particularly thrilled about Emily coming on board – my father and I are classically French in style whereas Emily is slightly more contemporary in her cooking. It makes for a great dynamic, and a very exciting time for the Rouxs.”

Both Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket are managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International.

Nestling in the foothills of Ben Nevis and set amidst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands, Inverlochy Castle in Fort William is Scotland’s finest, and arguably its most famous, country house hotel. The hotel boasts seventeen uniquely designed bedrooms and three dining rooms, amongst a range of indoor and outdoor facilities.

The 14th Century Crossbasket Castle in High Blantyre on the outskirts of Glasgow has been rescued from ruin and is set to open as a luxury hotel, restaurant and event venue on 1 May.

Businessman Steve Timoney and his wife Alison Reid-Timoney bought Crossbasket Castle in 2011, a year after it was listed on Scotland’s Buildings At Risk Register. Over the last five years the couple have invested over £9 million restoring the building to its former glory as one of the area’s most beautiful historic homes. They have also added a Grand Ballroom to the castle, which overlooks the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder and accommodating up to 250 event guests.

 

Crossbasket Castle joins Luxury Scotland

We are delighted to welcome the magnificent Historic property Crossbasket Castle to Luxury Scotland. Crossbasket is a 14th Century castle in High Blantyre on the outskirts of Glasgow, it has been rescued from ruin and is set to open in spring next year as a luxury hotel, restaurant and event venue managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).

Businessman Steve Timoney and his wife Alison Reid-Timoney bought Crossbasket Castle in 2011, a year after it was listed on Scotland’s Buildings At Risk Register. Over the last five years the couple have invested over £9 million restoring the building to its former glory as one of the area’s most beautiful historic homes.

They have also added a Grand Ballroom to the castle, which overlooks the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder and accommodating up to 250 event guests.

Anticipating huge interest from local people, corporate clients and prospective brides and grooms, ICMI and the Timoneys will open the doors for a one-off ‘sneak peek’ on Monday 21 December from 10am until 6pm. Albert Roux OBE, KFO, is crafting a menu for guests to sample some of the dishes they can expect when the restaurant opens next year.

Alison Reid-Timoney has personally designed the interiors, scouring Scotland to ensure each of the nine unique bedrooms, drawing room, dining room and library are furnished with antique 14th, 15th and 16th century pieces.

She said: “My husband and I have a passion for restoring old buildings and first spotted Crossbasket Castle over a decade ago. When we purchased it vandals had damaged the roof and interiors, it was leaking water and the walls were starting to deteriorate. Since then we have painstakingly restored it with a focus on using craftsmen to reinstate original features. Our aim is to create a sustainable business for our family that also supports the community we live in.

“We are honoured to have partnered with ICMI to reopen Crossbasket Castle as a luxury hotel. ICMI’s group of experts are the best in the luxury hotel sector and have a track record of success, most recently with Andy Murray’s multi award-winning Cromlix Hotel, the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course near Kelso and Fasque Castle near Aberdeen. We look forward to working closely with the team as they prepare to open Crossbasket Castle.”

ICMI already manage 12 other renowned independent properties around Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William, Greywalls Hotel in Gullane and Rocpool Reserve in Inverness. ICMI’s group of industry experts includes Albert Roux OBE, KFO, owner of Le Gavroche in London, the first UK restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars.

Norbert Lieder, ICMI’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Timoneys on this very exciting project to run Crossbasket Castle, and to be offering our guests a wonderful hotel near Glasgow.

“Alison has done a fantastic job with the restoration – I can honestly say her attention to detail and sympathetic restoration are first class.

“Our team of experts has experience in every aspect of the hospitality industry and specialise in working with independent properties and transforming them into luxurious destinations.

“I am confident that, in partnership with the Timoneys, we can create a very special hotel that is unique in the Glasgow area. While we aim to create a destination that attracts visitors from around the world we are also determined to ensure it remains a venue of choice for local people and becomes one of the premier wedding and event locations in Scotland.”

On the 21st of December there will be an Open Day at the property from 11am to 6pm.

 

For more information on this truly stunning property visit: www.luxuryscotland.co.uk/crossbasket-castle