The Torridon recruits new head chef

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Highlands hotel the Torridon has appointed Ross Stovold as the new head chef of the hotel’s restaurant 1887.

Stovold, who is joining the Torridon from Seaham Hall on the Northumberland coast, is introducing a daily-changing-menu to the Scottish hotel . The head chef previously helmed the Isla of Eriska Hotel & Spa, which gained Michelin Star status under his tenure.

Having reared pigs from six months to slaughter in previous chef roles, Stovold is well suited to the Torridon’s field-to-fork approach to gastronomy.

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A spokesperson from the company said: “Ross aims to deepen the dining experience at The Torridon. He intends to show guests around the kitchen garden so they can see where different flavours originate and to introduce them to the cows and pigs. He wants to get diners interested in their meal before sitting down in 1887, and to give the words on the menu more meaning.”

Stovold added: “Dining at The Torridon’s 1887 shouldn’t just be about eating and then going home, it should be unrushed and experiential.”

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