Aberdeenshire family to feed Monte Carlo festival

Aberdeenshire family to feed Monte Carlo festival

An Aberdeenshire family-run company has been selected to supply their fish to an exclusive whisky festival in Monte Carlo.

Foinaven Fish, based in Whitehills, Aberdeenshire, was set up by Andrew Lovie in 2015. The company is supplying all the fresh fish to the Monte Carlo Whisky Festival.

The festival is a five-day event and includes tastings of famous whiskies, a charity auction and a traditional ceilidh dance.

The menu, prepared by chefs including Chef Christian Garcia from the Prince's Palace, and David Graham from Lews Castle in Stornoway, will use fish flown in directly from the Foinaven fleet that morning. 

Guests will pay up to $6,000 per table to attend the Gala Dinner. The whole event aims to raise funds for the Prince Albert of Monaco II Foundation, dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development.

Andrew Lovie, managing director of Foinaven Fish explains: "It is a real honour for Foinaven to be supplying fish to the Monte Carlo Whisky Festival - as a family run company, we are able to follow our catch from the sea to the plate, ensuring the product is of the highest quality, for all our customers.

"Our boats work in the clear, unpolluted waters off the West coast of Scotland, landing the best fish in the world, and we are proud to be taking our hand-selected catch to this most exclusive event."

Anita di Sotto, owner of la Maison d'Ecosse, Ambassador in Monaco for Scotland trade and culture, said: "The Monegasque are used to the finest quality products, and also have a deep respect for traditional family businesses. Andrew's passion for the product and knowledge, handed down through generations of fishermen, are second to none.

"I know we will be serving up the freshest, highest grade fish at the Gala Dinner, and that our guests will appreciate the spectacular flavour as well as the story behind Foinaven Fish, truly showing off the best of Scotland."