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Balmoral Restaurant Brings a Taste of Scotland to Elgin

Feb 01, 2019 01:20PM ● By Hannah Ott

Chef Ryan Kacenjar of Balmoral Restaurant describes the samplings he has prepared for patrons of the Gail Borden Library’s Global Neighbors event on January 24.

ElginBalmoral Restaurant served samples of their traditional Grand Scottish Fare last week at The Gail Borden Public Library series Global Neighbors: Scotland to more than 150 people in attendance at the event on Thursday, January 24. 

This Global Neighbors event was the first of what is planned as an occasional series to bring an authentic taste of foreign cultures and cuisine to local residents. 

Balmoral Restaurant is one of America’s most authentic restaurants for Scottish cuisine. It is located in Campton Hills, 40W099 Illinois Route 64, on the western edge of St. Charles, in the far west suburbs of Chicago.

Balmoral Restaurant’s executive chef Ryan Kacenjar and pastry chef Becky Weaver provided a sampling of three different dishes at the event: Blantyre Chicken Liver Mousse, Haggis Drambuie and Millionaire Shortbread.

“It’s great to see so many local residents come out to experience our Scottish culture,” Chef Ryan said. “Balmoral Restaurant is continuing to reach out to the community with its unique fare and dining experience. We will continue to look for opportunities like this one to spread the word!”

Guests also experienced traditional folk songs from national Scottish fiddle champion and scholar Tim MacDonald, a frequent featured performer at Balmoral Restaurant. 

For more information on upcoming Global Neighbors events, please contact Danielle Henson, Community Engagement Liaison for the Gail Borden Public Library, at 847-429-6792.

Balmoral Restaurant is located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, at the intersection of Illinois Route 64 and La Fox Road, in the Campton Square retail development of Campton Hills, Illinois. The restaurant is open daily from 2pm to 10pm. Reservations are available by calling the restaurant at 331-901-5224. More information is available online at

Source: Stephan Perrault and Kim Marion of 312-933-9300 with photo by