At the recent Book and Arts Festival held in Nairn, Albert Roux the world renowned chef was invited as a guest speaker.
Monsieur Roux's connection in the Highlands is currently through his involvement with The Roc Pool Reserve in Inverness where his restaurant and innovative Roux Express Luncheon is deserving popular aclaim.
However, Rosemary Young owner of Inveran Lodge in Nairn, pictured with Albert and Jean Campbell, Festival Oganiser, found whilst researching Albert that he had become fascinated with the Highlands from the age of 26 whilst holidaying in the area. This love remains and he hopes to bring simple but well cooked French cuisine to the Highlands for the enjoyment of all.
His talk covered his life from boyhood to present day and kept the audience spellbound for over an hour. He was willing to answer many questions and proved to be one of the highlights of the festival.