The Royal Ascot chefs came together to present their 2023 fine dining concepts in front of a foodie crowd at Carousel London. Each chef took to the stage to demonstrate a dish of choice from their new menus that will be served at the Royal Meeting in June 2023.
To kick off, James Tanner served guests savoury canapés to illustrate his food concept that will be on offer at the Queen Anne Kitchen while guests enjoyed the drinks reception which featured Moët & Chandon 2015 vintage, Whispering Angel Rosé, Slingsbury Gin and Tonics, Peroni beer and a moreish Lavazza Espresso Martini.
Making her Royal Ascot debut this year, Sally Abé took to the stage for the first demonstration to prepare and serve her Green Been and Lovage Tartlet. Next up, Tom Barnes, Executive Head Chef at three Michelin-starred L’Enclume and one Michelin-starred Rogan & Co, marvelled the group presenting Cured Mackerel in Horseradish with Fermented Gooseberries and a Potato Pancake. Our personal favourite.
Raymond Blanc, OBE returns to play his pivotal role at Royal Ascot. He took to the stage to present his Seared Scottish Langoustine Bouillabaisse dish, served with a Caramelised Fennel Wedge, Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Aioli and a Bouillabaisse Jus.
Brett Graham presented Hand-Dived Scallops with Citrus, Nasturtium and Seaweed dashi, followed by Simon Rogan who demonstrated a delicious dish of delicious Stuffed Guinea Fowl, with Broad Beans, Turnips, Offal Ragout and Watercress.
The Grill at The Dorchester will be back at Royal Ascot this year with executive chef and friend of Luxuriate Life Tom Booton who prepared and demonstrated a beef main of Beef Fillet, Braised Shin, BBQ Grelot Onion, Crispy Mushroom and Confit potatoes with a vegan Mushroom XO foam.
Next was Ollie Dabbous, who served the most delicious and nutty dessert dish, Pistachio & chocolate millefeuille with fragrant herbs. To close, Eric Lanlard talked through the Royal Ascot afternoon tea, with a mouth-watering selection of sweet treats.
Ascot Racecourse prides itself on tradition as well as innovation and the chefs in residence confirmed for Royal Ascot 2023 illustrate this with their inventive and brilliant dishes. With a history as rich as it is long, the spectacle that is Royal Ascot promises to once again bring five days of unparalleled racing, high fashion, style, and pageantry to the world.
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