Fine Food and Horse Racing
Horse racing used to be just about the horses, betting and drinking. Nowadays, it’s so much more. This week, Ascot is hosting a Festival of Food and Wine Raceday this Saturday where they will be hosting cooking demonstrations by James Martin.
He will be cooking dishes using seasonal British produce and they will be simple recipes that you can recreate at home. He has also designed a menu to be served at the Windsor Forest Restaurant with dishes like home-cured salmon with charred cucumber, pickled ginger and tapioca crisp, followed by a slow roast fillet of beef with sautéed wild mushrooms, fondant potato and Madeira jus and for dessert a vodka and vanilla pannacotta with fresh raspberries and sugared doughnuts.
Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday combines great racing with fantastic food. Wine connoisseurs will be on hand to give expert advice on how to choose a wine to suit your palate, while the Festival of Food celebrates the best produce the local area has to offer. Racegoers can shop between races, purchasing locally-produced items from county suppliers, and leaving them with the “Shop & Drop” facility to collect later.
James Martins’ menu is available for lunch in the Windsor Forest Restaurant and includes premier admission, exclusive table of 10 or shared table for smaller groups, a private balcony with trackside viewing, a glass of champagne on arrival, four course luncheon, Cellar Master’s selected wines, port or brandy with coffee, afternoon tea, complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding champagne) until 30 minutes after last race, one car park label per couple, a racecard and racing paper.
You can book by calling 0844 346 0346. Raceday tickets start from £16per person and children under 18 go free. For more information and to book tickets, please visit ascot.co.uk