Cail Bruich chef Lorna McNee awarded Michelin star

By Sharon Wilson Scottish chef Lorna McKee of Cail Bruich restaurant in Glasgow has been awarded a Michelin star. The last restaurant to hold a star in the city was Gordon Ramsay’s Amaryllis which closed in 2004. Cail Bruich, which also has three AA Rosettes, was opened in 2008 by brothers Chris and Paul Charalambous, Lorna was appointed head chef in August 2020. Her previous role was sous chef at two Michelin starred Restaurant Andrew Fairlie and in 2019 she appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu and was named “Champion of Champions”. Lorna’s decision to join the 28-cover restaurant was influenced by its style of cooking; the strong front of house team and the opportunity it offered for her to make her own mark on the menu. Recent dishes include West coast crab, celeriac, citrus, apple, langoustine consommé, Exmoor caviar; Peterhead cod, baby gem, cornichon, squid, sourdough, beurre noisette and Anjou squab pigeon, braised chicory, roast onion, seared duck liver, preserved cherry. Lorna commented: “Winning a Michelin star has been a dream of mine since I became a chef. The feeling of achieving it is better than I could have ever imagined. The best feeling for me though, is seeing the happiness on my team members’ faces knowing that all our hard work and sacrifice has been worthwhile. It is amazing to share it with them. I’m so proud, it is a dream come true.” Glasgow is currently under tier 4 restrictions so Cail Bruich is offering delivery and collection only for its CB at Home menus. To order visit cailbruich.co.uk Once restrictions are lifted it will be open for five and nine course tasting menus at lunch (Thursday – Saturday 12-1.30pm) and dinner (Wednesday – Saturday 6.30 – 9pm.) Cail Bruich, 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 8QX 0141 334 6265

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