Dalgleish looks to Amuse Aberdeen with new venue

VETERAN chef Kevin Dalgleish will take centre stage next month when he opens his first restaurant in the heart of Aberdeen.

Amuse By Kevin Dalgleish will open its doors at the end of May, offering a “refined, yet relaxed dining experience”.

The menu at the 70-cover restaurant, on Queens Terrace, will focus on local and regional Scottish produce, with dishes including ravioli of west coast langoustine and scallop with buttered hispi cabbage and shellfish bisque; rump of Aberdeenshire lamb, pressed shoulder, glazed spring vegetables with green tomato jam and lamb sauce; and Castleton farm strawberries, pavlova with lime and black pepper.

Dalgleish trained under Anton Edelman at The Savoy in London before moving back to Scotland to work at Ackergill Tower and then The Chester Hotel, where he hosted the Signature Food Festival, which attracted chefs including Marco Pierre White, Phil Howard and Richard Corrigan to cook for charity.

With Amuse, Dalgleish said he hopes to “bring something new to Aberdeen”.

“It’s my home and I’ve seen it change so much over the last few years and recognised a huge opportunity to breathe new life into the hospitality industry in the north east,” he said.

“After years of running some of the best kitchens in the city and cooking alongside the best chefs in the UK, it’s the perfect time for me to take the jump and open my own place.

“Amuse will be the perfect balance of good Scottish food, bursting with flavour in an environment that doesn’t feel stuffy or formal. It’s all about the food and I hope guests will appreciate that.”