Today is the start of Royal Ascot 2021 and racegoers will dine on exquisite menus from Michelin-starred chefs as well as being able to order and buy refreshments via a new mobile phone app, as the famous five-day festival of horse racing will welcome crowds of up to 12,000 a day as part of the government’s Events Research Programme.
Our chefs, who would normally have been a team of 358 serving 34,000 guests in fine dining and hospitality at Royal Ascot have been working hard alongside Raymond Blanc OBE, Ollie Dabbous, Simon Rogan and Rick Stein to create the very best fine dining and hospitality experiences for guests.
The Covid-safe experience has been carefully created to ensure the safety of our staff and guests throughout the event in all hospitality areas but also to ensure that the experience and world-class food and service that racegoers have come to expect remains the same.
Dishes in the Royal Enclosure include a seafood platter comprised of smoked chalk stream trout, poached Scottish salmon, langoustine and prawn salad; and roasted fillet of beef with truffle whipped potato and bone marrow crumble.
For those who can’t make the event, the team have created gourmet picnic hampers. These can be ordered and delivered to those of you who want to bring the Royal Ascot experience to wherever you are celebrating the occasion to make this year’s event a memorable experience for everyone – even if you can’t go.
If you would like to recreate the Royal Ascot experience whilst watching the racing at home this week, take a look at some of the sumptuous food and drink ideas the Ascot chefs have shared with us CLICK HERE.