One week today racegoers and foodies alike enjoy mouth-watering action, on and off the track, at one of the summer’s most popular racing weekends that has been combined with a fabulous food and wine festival to make it a four-day feasting extravaganza.
Celebrity chefs including two-Michelin star Raymond Blanc OBE and Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown will be dazzling racegoers with their live demonstrations in the delicious. magazine cookery theatre and over 100 food and wine stalls will fill Food Avenue to offer racegoers a variety of flavours from Britain and beyond.
Enjoy browsing the many independent food and drink producers selling a range of products such as marmite cheese, truffle salt, alcoholic ice cream and fresh fish.
Leading English wine producer Chapel Down will be showcasing its award-winning range of world-class sparkling and still wines, made with fruit sourced from across the South East of England while world-favourite coffee brand Lavazza will be showing visitors how to mix the perfect espresso martini.
One of the leading drinks businesses supplying the UK’s restaurants, bars and hotels, Bibendum will be hosting wine tastings across the four-day event while luxury cruise line Cunard will be offering racegoers hoping to set-off into the sunset the chance to win a cruise for two people on board its newest ocean liner the Queen Elizabeth.
Get a taste of street food from around the globe with US-inspired seafood from Crayfish Capers, meaty morsels in the shape of sausages, burgers and meatballs from Heck, classic lobster rolls from Love Lobster, flavours of Italy from handmade ravioli experts Raviollie and deliciously fresh soups from Yorkshire Provender.
Bonne Maman’s world-famous jams and signature Madeleines, Harrison & Griffiths’ gourmet Caribbean cakes and London-based bakers Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts sweeten the line-up while Silent Pool Distillers and Rose Cottage Drinks offer tasty tipples including botanically infused gin and rhubarb and rose haw liqueur.
Also on Saturday 9thSeptember, racegoers can also look forward to a four-course menu designed by renowned chefs Raymond Blanc OBE, Phil Howard and James Tanner, alongside Ascot’s award-winning head chef Ben Dutson. To be served in the Parade Ring Restaurant, dishes will be perfectly complemented by a fine wine selection curated by connoisseurs, Bibendum. Fine Dining packages in ON5 Restaurant and the Parade Ring Restaurant start from £178+VAT per person. Private Boxes start from £170.50+VAT per person.
The Festival of Food & Wine takes place from Thursday 7thto Sunday 10thSeptember with Flat racing on Friday 8thand Saturday 9thSeptember. Entry starts from £18 per person to include access to both the festival and racing. Accompanied children under 18 years of age gain free entry at all Ascot race meetings.
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