Food at Alladale

Wholesome, healthy, comforting and immensely tasty

Alladale is proud to have a very talented chef in the kitchen: Maxime Vercruysse, who joined the Alladale team in March 2019.

He is known and loved by our guests for putting up amazing, comforting homely dishes. Think lovely venison stews, hearty pies, creamy soups, freshly caught trout, and sticky date pudding in a salty caramel sauce. 

Max prides himself on getting all of his supplies locally, which means supporting local businesses and getting the best quality ingredients. As of June 2019, he will use the vegetables that we will grow in our brand new aquaponics vegetable garden, currently being constructed. This 1.5 acre garden will see three large greenhouses, 150 brown trout, 5 bee hives, and a variety of fruit trees that have been acclimatised to the Highlands. The electricity needed to power the greenhouses will be produced by our own hydro-generator, making it a zero waste and zero emissions ethical food production scheme.  

When you are staying at Alladale Lodge, Max’s amazing cooking is included. He will prepare three lovely meals a day during the whole of your stay, which will be served in the large dining room. If you are staying in one of the cottages, he can prepare evening meals at a surcharge and we will deliver them to your door. All you have to do is put everything in the oven and enjoy the beautiful, local flavors.

To read a short, informal interview with Maxime, please click here.

For a list of Alladale’s suppliers, please click here.