Raymond Blanc

Welcome to a Hosted Experience with Raymond Blanc at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands

Join a 4-day summer dining experience in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, together with the company of your host Chef Raymond Blanc — A gastronomic icon — celebrated as one of the finest chefs in the world. Raymond Blanc is an engaging host with an unmatched dedication to creating the finest experiences for his guests. Join chef Blanc on a Hosted Gastronomy Experience in 2022, bringing you the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients from the Scottish Highlands, with an exclusively designed menu of wonderful dishes, together with cooking demonstrations.

Embark on a summer fine-dining experience, immersed in nature, together with the company of one of the most charismatic gastronomy legends in the world. On this 4-day trip, Raymond brings much more to the table besides the food and the eating experience. He shares his stories, passion and knowledge about food through cooking demonstrations with a small number of guests. Enjoy this experience around the wild landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands, for the ultimate escape to one of the last corners of Europe where you can discover genuine serenity and solitude.

“As a child, I gained the deepest understanding of food, without even knowing it.”

Raymond Blanc is simply one of the finest chefs in the world, whose exquisite cooking has received tributes from countless guides to culinary excellence. He is also a highly entertaining raconteur, bursting with an encyclopaedic knowledge and a love of real food with roots. Chef Blanc is the expert in designing the ultimate gastronomic experience through his creativity and mastery. Enjoy Raymond’s warm hospitality, knowledge and food experiences on a specially designed travel experience surrounded by the magnificent natural landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

As you get into the heart of the Highlands, set against rugged hills and the country’s most northerly ancient Caledonian pine forest, you will find Alladale Wilderness Reserve, the ultimate private getaway. Enjoy the wonderful experience in nature, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the wilderness reserve, a 23,000-acre exclusively for the small group on the trip. Your itinerary includes many outdoors activities, such as 4×4 tour of the reserve with the rangers, guided hikes, foraging, clay-pigeon shooting and mountain biking. Back at the lodge indulge in a massage or a beauty treatment at the spa, plus the use of the fitness centre.

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“There’s great beauty in honest food, cooked with heart, using kitchen wisdom passed down through the generations.”

The Scottish Highlands are famed for their wild nature and majestic scenery. And right in the heart of this magical region lies Alladale Wilderness Reserve, surrounded by magnificent landscape at every turn. It is here at Alladale where you can join this wonderful 4-day travel experience in the company of your host Raymond Blanc. A unique opportunity to meet and interact with one of the most respected and amiable personalities in the hospitality business and learn from him about the importance of being true to ingredients and the beauty of natural seasonal ingredients.

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Raymond Blanc is the Chef Patron of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a country-house hotel set among lavender fields in Oxfordshire since the 1980s. He is recognised as one of the finest chefs in the world. Completely self-taught, his influence on gastronomy has been so great that he is the only chef to have been honoured with both an OBE from Britain and the equivalent of a knighthood from France.

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Hosted Experience with Raymond Blanc


The Highlands, Scotland


4 Days / 3 Nights


Booking opens soon, submit your Guestlist application to join.

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Starting from

Upon request

Members Rates
*Access preferred rates with our Community Membership
**Rates indicated per room based on double occupancy 

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Special Seasonal Menu by Chef Raymond Blanc
Luxury Accommodation at Alladale
Luxury Airport Transfers (Inverness)
Full-Board Menu
2 x Masterclasses with Raymond Blanc
4×4 Reserve Tour
Hiking With Rangers
Mountain Bikes
Foraging Experience
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Whisky Tasting
Scottish Bagpipes
Celtic Band


Private trips for groups can also be arranged.
Booking is now open, join the guestlist to book. 

Located deep in the heart of the Scottish Highland, and set against rugged hills at the country’s most northerly ancient Caledonian pine forest, lies the Alladale Lodge. This beautiful Victorian manor, refurbished by Laura Ashley is comfortable and spacious. Its traditional design makes it a true Scottish home away from home and the ultimate private getaway. When you arrive at this stunning and wild 100 square kilometres wilderness reserve, you’re warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home!

Alladale has been certified as Europe’s most eco-friendly hotel, awarded by the Boutique Hotels Award in Nov. 2019 for their outstanding conservation work and restoration of wildlife in the Scottish Highlands. 


Double/Twin Room Options
En-suite Bathrooms
Daily Housekeeping Service
Free Satellite WiFi
Fully Equipped Gym
In-house Sauna
Snooker Room
Drawing Room
Dining Room


Guests arrive & check-in at Alladale (4:00 PM)
Reception drinks & meet your host Raymond Blanc
Dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc
Entertainment: Scottish Bagpipes
Remainder of the evening to relax and connect


Morning Experience: Exploring the reserve 4×4 tour
Lunch: Outdoor, catered on the reserve
Early Evening: Masterclass with Raymond Blanc
Dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc
Whisky Tasting Experience
Entertainment: Pianist
Remainder of the evening to relax and connect


Morning Experiences: Hiking / Clay-Pigeon Shooting / Bikes / Massage
Lunch in the main house
Afternoon Experiences: Foraging / Hiking / Clay-Pigeon Shooting / Bikes / Massage / River swim
Early Evening: Masterclass with Raymond Blanc
Dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc
Entertainment: Celtic band
Remainder of the evening to relax and connect


Guest check-out (10:00 AM)
Guests relax in the lodge ready for departure to Inverness airport


Experience the wilderness at Alladale reserve with exciting adventures during your stay. The stay is inclusive of all the following experiences:

4×4 RANGER GUIDED TOURS Experience Alladale’s vastness & beauty.  Alladale is famous for its ‘rewilding’, which involves reforestation and reintroduction of plant and animal species.

GUIDED HIKES Explore 23,000 acres of Highland beauty with experienced rangers. At Alladale, you can go on a different hike every day, as the reserve has plenty to discover.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Enjoy many miles of stunning Highland scenery on a Mantra Pro mountain bike.

FORAGING IN THE WILD Spend the day exploring and experiencing the reserve in a very special way by foraging tasty ingredients for dinner.

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING A fun outdoor activity where you will be taken to the special shooting area, guided by the rangers through the process of shooting your clays.

WHISKY TASTING You cannot leave Scotland without tasting some of its best whisky. Sit back and enjoy a great whisky experience in front of the roaring fires and learn about this fascinating drink in its homeland.

MASSAGES A holiday at Alladale is the perfect time to relax and treat yourself to something extra. Enjoy a lovely massage, relax at the in-house sauna or experience the fully equipped gym at your disposal.

SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT Enjoy a variety of local entertainment during your stay with Scottish piper, Celtic band, Pianist, in addition to the games and snooker room.

Spending time in nature is integral to wellbeing, mental health and physical wellness.

The European Nature Trust’s mission is to connect people to nature.  The trust is dedicated to the protection of Europe’s remaining wild places, and restoring those already lost.

This experience is an opportunity to explore the wonderful conservation work done in Alladale in collaboration with the European Nature Trust, restoring the Highland ecosystem to its former glory and reintroducing original plants and wildlife species.

The conservation and rewilding initiatives at Alladale are a long term partnership with the European Nature Trust, where 7% of the estate revenue is transferred to the trust, contributing directly to a variety of conservation and restoration efforts throughout Europe.

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