Whilst Royal Ascot will be going ahead this year, the numbers in attendance will be limited to a mere 400 as opposed to the usual crowd of over xxxx attendees of the five days of the Royal meet.
Fear not though as ‘Royal Ascot wherever you are’ is on offer this year to give you and your guests the chance to experience some of the Royal Ascot charm and hospitality from the comfort of your own sofa wherever that may be.
Choose from an Afternoon Tea Hamper, Gourmet Picnic Hamper or Cocktail Hamper.
As the countdown to Royal Ascot 2021 commences, Ascot Racecourse has launched an exciting selection of traditional afternoon tea and picnic hampers, as well as cocktail boxes, available by pre-order for nationwide delivery. All hampers can be delivered in fully sustainable cardboard containers or premium, Royal Ascot wicker hampers for those wanting an elegant and reusable keepsake.
Those looking to immerse themselves in the spirit of the famous summer occasion will be able to choose from the extensive new range of specially curated hampers available for two or six people.
Hampers will be available for pre-order via the new Online Ascot Shop from Monday 10thMay with all delivery taking place during Royal Ascot week, 15th-19th June (www.shopascot.com).
Afternoon Tea Hampers
Synonymous with the event, no Royal Meeting week would be complete without a quintessentially English afternoon tea. The ‘Luxury Afternoon Tea Hamper’ comes filled with all the ingredients for making delicious smoked salmon blinis, Sussex Ham sandwiches, pork pies and savoury tarts followed by classic scones and a selection of traditional afternoon tea cakes paired with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 – Official Champagne of Royal Ascot – and Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend Tea.
Gourmet Picnic Hampers
The ‘Gourmet Picnic Hamper’ includes a selection of starters, mains, cheeses, cakes and Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence rosé, perfectly suited to a June summer day. A ‘Vegetarian Gourmet Picnic’ hamper has been curated with selected starters, mains, cheeses and sweet treats, with Whispering Angel and Lavazza Vanilla Latte Chilled Coffee providing the perfect accompaniment.
For budding mixologists, the ‘Create Cocktail Boxes’ – developed with Pernod Ricard, Official Spirits of Royal Ascot – will include four delicious cocktail kits (two Amalfi Sunset Spritz & two Passion Star Martinis) in a hamper for two and the hamper for six will contain six cocktail kits (two Amalfi Sunset Spritz, two Passion Star Martinis & two Espresso Rumtinis) with Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial completing the drinks menu. A selection of antipasti dishes and nibbles complete the hampers.