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Publication Date
06 November 2014
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The Ninth Wave

Love and Food on the Isle of Mull
by Carla Lamont - Find out more about the author

‘unusual and compelling . . . a sure-fire winner for those in search of inspiration’ – Herald

‘The author shares the sensual beauty and bounty of the Hebridean island of Mull in this fine book which is elegantly illustrated by photographer Sam Jones’ – Scotland Magazine

Owners of the Ninth Wave Restaurant on the Isle of Mull, Carla and John Lamont, have brought fine dining to one of the most beautiful islands in the Hebrides. Their cooking is based on seasonality – using the wonderful natural larder of fruit,vegetables, game and seafood at the times of year when they are available and at their best. Lobster, crab, hand-dived scallops and fish are often caught only hours before appearing on the dinner plate. John, a fisherman himself, will not only catch crab and lobster on his own fishing boat, but will act as waiter and wine steward in the restaurant in the evening. Carla tells the story of how she came to set up the restaurant in a remote corner of Scotland and captures the zest and creativity of its menu in detailed and easy-to-follow recipes. This is a book to treasure and to turn to again and again.

Carla Lamont is from Victoria, Canada. She came over to Scotland in 1994 to work in a restaurant on Iona. She met her husband John in the village of Fionnphort, Mull, where they have lived ever since and set up their increasingly acclaimed restaurant in 2009.