"Balmoral Restaurant is the vision of Colin Smith, a restaurateur from the Old Country, born in Perthshire, Scotland. Colin chef’d at hotels and restaurants for many years in Scotland and England before focusing his attention on acquiring underachieving restaurants and pubs, which he then turned around. He did this many times, most recently at The Cherry Tree Bromeswell in Suffolk, on the eastern coast of England. In 2005, Colin came to St. Charles, Illinois. Here, he worked for about 10 years at one of the largest flavor houses in the United States. But he never lost his passion for Scottish fare, or for hosting dinners with great food and drink."