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January 22, 2014
[Gary Goldie is putting his name above the door at a new venture in Oban][1]
Gary Goldie is putting his name above the door at a new venture in Oban

So, we were going to blog about decoding the secret hand signals used by waiting staff and then we learned that Gary Goldie is to take charge of the kitchens at the Queens Hotel in Oban…

According to Caterer and Hotelkeeper, the former Scottish Chef of the Year is to launch his own eponymous restaurant in the hotel in mid-February.

Dishes at Restaurant Gary Goldie will be based on foraged food, a resource which Chef Goldie has long been very enthusiastic about.

Three AA Rosettes

Gary was previously at Ardanaiseig, the Loch Awe hotel where he won three AA Rosettes. After fifteen years there, he left Ardanaiseig last May and has since done several stages at significant restaurants in Europe.

A keen admirer of the new Nordic cuisine produced by Noma, he has, over the years, done several stints with the Copenhagen restaurant.

Wild food

Goldie told Caterer and Hotelkeeper: ‘There won’t be anyone in Scotland doing food like it, and I doubt anywhere in the rest of Britain will be focusing on wild food as we will be’.

The restaurant is pencilled in to open on the 12th of February.

If that seems rather long to wait, click here to check out Oban’s 5pm member restaurants. Chef Goldie will be swimming with some pretty big hitters.