Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Introducing Great British Food at Royal Ascot 2012

Mark Sargeant's
poached Lobster 
Last Friday we hosted an event in London for press to sample the menu devised exclusively for Royal Ascot 2012. Designed to offer racegoers and food connoisseurs alike, the opportunity to indulge in an array of exquisite menus, each specially created for the Royal Meeting.

A particular highlight is the involvement of Folkestone eaterie, Rocksalt. Mark Sargeant has created a series of signature dishes to celebrate great British food at Royal Ascot. A true match of excellence, the partnership of these world class establishments will combine the thrilling atmosphere of the racing with imaginative food complemented with the elegant surroundings.
Afternoon Tea
The invited press were able to glimpse over all the dishes on offer throughout the week and sample tasters including carpaccio of Scottish beef, seared foie gras with asparagus gelée and black truffle juice topped off with a wild raspberry and white chocolate daiquiri.

Wine expert Edward Clarke, from Bibendum and Steve Golding, our Executive Head Chef, were on hand to talk through the food on display and the canapé style miniature dishes served.

Japanese-style Bento Box
Steve Golding enthuses the Afternoon Tea’s are his personal “highlight” this year. Explaining “…In the Parade Ring restaurant we’ll be serving a Japanese-style Bento Box Tea. It’ll have the traditional elements in it but with a fun Eastern spin. In our private boxes, the pastries will be served on the rim of chocolate top hats. It’s a quirky nod to the tradition of hats at Ascot and our relationship with the master of millinery, Stephen Jones.”

Edward Clarke, sights his favourite wine pairing to be the Sancerre Domaine de la Chezatte 2010, Loire, from France, matched with Mark Sargeant’s poached Lobster, with crushed jersey royal potato salad, pink grapefruit and peeled English asparagus.

Picnic in a Box

Also on display were the immaculately packaged ‘Picnics in a Box’, perfect for alfresco dinning; highlights of which include the celebratory ‘Diamond Jubilee Picnic’ featuring all the classics, an ‘Afternoon Tea for Two’ picnic box with sweet treats ideal for sharing and a decadent seafood picnic box from Caviar House.

Fine dining packages range from £270 inc VAT per person. To find out more information or to make a booking please visit our online booking kiosk at www.royalascothospitality.co.uk, call the Hospitality Team on 0844 346 0346 or email: hospitality@ascot.co.uk.

Picnics in a Box from £39.50 inc VAT per person and can be purchased in advance of the Royal Meeting by calling the Royal Ascot picnic booking line on 0844 346 3622.

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