Inverness Christmas lunch

Victory for Kingsmills Chef in Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards

In this blog we would like to say how proud we are of our very own chef Arkadiusz Swider, who has recently been awarded third place in the Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards 2014. The Young Highland Chef awards are an initiative of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and their partners the Albert Roux Consultancy. Since 2009, the awards have given talented young Scottish chefs the opportunity to play their skills against contestants before a panel of professional judges, led by Double Michelin star chef Albert Roux.

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Twenty-six-year-old Arkadiusz faced some very stiff competition from other young chefs in qualifying for the contest, and so we were delighted when we heard he had been selected as one of the six finalists. For the final contest on 28th October, Arkadiusz had to travel to the Burghfield House Hotel in Dornoch to participate in a cook-off in front of a live panel of judges with his five fellow-finalists. Apart from Albert Roux himself, the panel included heavyweight chefs such as Andrew Fairlie from the Gleneagles Hotel, Brian Maule of the Chardon d’Or in Glasgow and Glen Watson of The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. As third placed winner, Arkadiusz received a prize of £100 and some well-deserved recognition from leaders in the hospitality industry that we know will stand him in good stead for his future career.

Arkadiusz came back exhausted, but justly proud of his sterling performance in the prestigious awards. It just goes to prove what we at the Kingsmills knew all along – that Arkadiusz is a creative, passionate and exceptionally talented young chef. He is a pleasure to work with, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him as part of the team. Well done!

To taste Arkadiusz’ handiwork for yourself, book yourself in for dinner at our Inglis or Conservatory A La Carte restaurant, and we very much look forward to seeing you soon at the Kingsmills Hotel.

Festive Breaks in Inverness

At Kingsmills Hotel, we absolutely love to entertain our guests and ensure a comfortable, unforgettable stay. When it comes to Christmas and New Year, we love to push the proverbial boat out and make the most of it. We pride ourselves on ensuring we have something appropriate for everyone, and this Christmas is no exception. We have put our heads together and come up with quite a few excellent options for you to choose from when you book your Christmas stay with us.

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In your younger years you can no doubt remember Christmas to be a magical time, with the promise of a visit from Santa himself, the snow, the lights and presents were all so incredible. We like to do our best to recreate the traditional Christmas while at the same time, keeping it contemporary, which is why people love spending Christmas here, at Kingsmills Hotel.

Pre-Christmas and Christmas

We offer you a pre-Christmas festive lunch, as well as a Christmas Day Lunch. For Christmas parties, we like to push that boat out and give you a party to remember. Whether it is your office party, family party or just a bunch of friends getting together for a massive Christmas celebration, we can cater for your party perfectly. In fact, you do not even need to worry about the taxi home because for just £30.00 per person—if you share a room with a buddy—you can have a room overnight. Save yourself the hassle of a late-night taxi fare, and enjoy a great full Scottish breakfast to help you over those party headaches.

Hogmanay

So, you have booked for Christmas but you decided to stay for Hogmanay. No problem, just give us a call and change your booking, but make sure you do it early in case we run out of space—we did say that people love to spend Christmas with us. Hogmanay sees you invited to an exquisite gala dinner, a festive pantomime, toe-tapping music performances and dancing. Come along to Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, and see what we have to offer.

 

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Festive Celebrations at Kingsmills Hotel

Here at Kingsmills Hotel, it is never too early to plan traditional Scottish Christmas celebrations. So save yourself the last minute panic, and feast your eyes on our festive brochure for details of our brilliant selection of festive lunches and dinners, party nights, Christmas gift vouchers and pre-party pampering packages.

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Celebrate the festive season at Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

Join us for a sumptuous Christmas lunch between 1st and 24th December and be treated to a tantalising festive feast prepared by our experienced and creative team of chefs. 3 courses cost just £13.95. Parties of 9 or less please call 01463 257124 for information and to book. For parties of 10 or more we will require full pre-payment 14 days in advance, to book please call our Christmas co-ordinator on 01463 257102.

 

We are also hosting a great selection of festive events. Following the sell-out success of Christmas 2012, our All Inclusive Party Package is back by popular demand. For a fixed price of £65 per person, you will receive a welcome glass of bubbly, then a 3 course festive feast including drinks, followed by a disco to dance off all that indulgent cuisine. Our Bring a Party to a Party nights, featuring a 3 course meal then a disco by ‘The Entertainment Experience’ are also making a comeback, so browse our brochure and decide which option takes your fancy.

 

When the dancing stops, we are offering guests who attend any of our party nights luxury accommodation at Kingsmills Hotel from just £30 per person, based on bed and breakfast and two people sharing twin or double accommodation. Call 01463 257100 to make your reservation today!

 

We are also hosting Michael Bublé Tribute Evenings on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December, at which you can sit back and soak up that festive atmosphere accompanied by the dulcet tones of King of Swing, Jason Porter. Last year these nights sold like hot cakes, so we recommend you get in there quickly to avoid disappointment. To book call 01463 257 102.

 

As always, we will be serving up our traditional Christmas Day Lunch (with a surprise visit from a plump beardy man in a red suit for the kids!), and giving you the opportunity to prolong that festive feeling with a relaxing Boxing Day Lunch. Have a look at our festive brochure for menus and bookings details, and prepare to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing Christmas in Inverness.

 

You can then see in the New Year in true Highland style at our Residential Hogmanay Gathering. Full details can be found in our festive brochure. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to the ultimate luxury festive break in one of our Kingsclub rooms and enjoy a quiet Hogmanay of understated Scottish luxury. Either way, here at Kingsmills, we guarantee your Hogmanay in Scotland will go off with a bang!

 

To prepare you for all this revelry, our spa team offers an indulgent range of treatments and packages. So have a look at our spa brochure, channel that inner A-lister and get set to dazzle this festive season!

 

We look forward to welcoming you to join in the celebrations with us!