This Wednesday, the 9th of November, Derek Johnstone, Executive Chef and winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, will team up with Steven Doherty, former head chef of three Michelin-starred Le Gavroche, to host a dinner at 18 at Rusacks St Andrews.
Derek and Steven, who met while working at the iconic Le Gavroche with the late Albert Roux, will serve a four-course menu inspired by the master of French cooking using seasonal Scottish ingredients. The evening will begin with a Selection of chef’s canapes served with a glass of Palmer & Co Champagne, followed by Souffle Suissesse with leeks, truffle, Parmesan and cheddar. To start, guests will enjoy Baked scallop in its shell with shellfish essence, followed by Coal fired Highland venison, celeriac and potato puree, wild mushrooms, kale and sauce poivrade. To finish, guests will enjoy Poached Williams pear, shortbread, Champagne sabayon and damson coulis – a nod to both seasonality and classic French technique.
Derek Johnstone, Executive Chef, Rusacks St Andrew said:
‘I’m really looking forward to reuniting with Steven in the kitchen and honouring our mentor, the late Albert Roux. Working for chef Roux for more than four years was incredibly rewarding, I learnt so much in his kitchen and it helped me develop my own cooking style. It’s sure to be a very special evening showcasing some outstanding Scottish produce and fantastic dishes.
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The 18 restaurant is located on the fourth floor of Rusacks St Andrews with views of West Sands beach and Old Course Golf Links. The restaurant is known for its Scottish seafood and meat cooked on a Robata Grill. Derek, the head chef, leads a team of more than 40 chefs. The restaurant celebrates the best Scottish produce with local suppliers such as fruits from Blacketyside Farm in Leven, Chateaubriand and prime steak cuts from Hardiesmill farm in the Borders, cured Scottish salmon smoked in 19th century brick kilns, and lobster freshly caught less than a mile from the restaurant by St Andrews Lobsters.
The Chef’s Dinner with Derek Johnstone and Steven Doherty is priced at £110 per person and includes a glass of Champagne with a top up and canapes on arrival, with an optional wine flight for £45.
Tickets can be purchased via the links below:
Chef’s Dinner – £110 Chefs Dinner & Wine Flight – £155