23 Sep 2022
Scotland’s National Chef and former ‘Masterchef: The Professionals’ champion, Gary Maclean, cooked up a treat to launch a new housing development in Dunbar.
The multi-award winning Glasgow chef took over the kitchen in one of Robertson Homes’ two new show homes at the Newton Manor development off Queen’s Road.
Celebrating the development’s coastal location, Gary prepared an all-Scottish menu including gin-cured sea trout, pan-seared scallops and cullen skink to wow local visitors with a cookery demonstration which also included whisky and haggis bon bons and fillet of beef.
Robertson Homes is building 86 luxury, 3, 4, 5 and 6-bedroom homes at Newton Manor and invited Gary to cut the ribbon to open the Leonardo Garden Room and Jacobson show homes.
Gary, who beat off competition from 47 other professional chefs to win TV’s Masterchef: The Professionals in 2016, said:” Dunbar is such a beautiful town and it was a pleasure cooking a menu which reflected the town’s reputation for sensational seafood.
“It was also lovely to be the first person to cook in the fabulous Robertson Homes kitchen in the Jacobson show home.
Whether you are a serious cook or someone who simply likes to have fun making food, this kitchen has been expertly designed and is a real focal point of the property.
“The fact I was able to give a cookery demonstration shows how spacious the kitchen is and it is clear a lot of thought has gone into the planning and specifications for what is the real heart of the home.”
Robertson Homes also used the launch to unveil a fundraising campaign for Dunbar RNLI and invited coxswain, Gary Fairbairn, to join the event which featured music from local singer Jamie Chapman.
Robertson has hidden miniature lifeboats around the four-bedroom Jacobson property and will make a donation to the lifeboat station for every visitor who finds all the toy boats before the end of October. A winner will also be chosen at random for a guided tour of Dunbar Lifeboat Station.
Gary Fairbairn said: “It is great that Robertson Homes has chosen to support the local lifeboat station and the children will enjoy hunting for the boats as their parents explore the new homes.
“We rely on donations from the local community so we are delighted Robertson Homes has created such an enjoyable way to raise funds for the RNLI.”
Robertson Homes is now taking appointments for anyone wanting to look around the 1,878 sq.ft detached Leonardo Garden Room and 1,588 sq.ft Jacobson show homes.
Both properties have been designed by Robertson’s award-winning interior designer with the Jacobson particularly inspired by Dunbar’s seaside location.
Karen Mercer, sales manager at Robertson Homes, said: “We have chosen two distinct interior designs for these properties which will inspire people to think about what they could achieve in their new home.
“These are no typical show homes; the ‘Hamptons’ style of the Jacobson is the ultimate in casual coastal living, with light and airy natural tones influenced by the beach houses of Long Island, while the Leonardo Garden Room demonstrates how design can be used in a home where the focus is on sophistication, entertaining, socialising and living life to the full.”