Network on the move with Ascot Racecourse’s new tasting bowls

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Structured meeting arrangements are not suited to every type of corporate event with companies often seeking a more relaxed and convivial way of conducting business or networking. Ascot Racecourse has introduced a new tasting bowl menu designed to cater for exactly this scenario.

This clever solution from the accomplished and creative team from 1711 by Ascot – the racecourse’s dedicated in-house catering team – offers a stylish yet informal way of fine dining with multiple benefits. Approximately a third of the size of a main course, tasting bowls allow delegates to stand and talk whilst eating from a hand-sized bowl at the same time. With a fork in one hand and the bowl in the other, there’s no need to grapple with excess cutlery and guests are free to move around and mingle whilst tucking into bite-sized portions of delectable culinary delights.

Delegates can custom-build their menu from a choice of four meat, four fish and four plant-based options that promise to satiate the broadest of palates. Though bowl food is a relatively new way of indulging in gastronomic fine dining, it is fast becoming a rival to the traditional dinner plate. One other notable advantage is being able to sample several smaller dishes on the menu which eliminates the pressure of needing to choose just one, leaving delegates safe in the knowledge that they can feast on an alternative dish that has caught their eye.

With a reputation for creating world-class fine dining experiences that can cater for all occasions, large and small, formal and informal, the breadth of innovative dining choices at Ascot is exceptional. Whether catering for a conference or networking event, an elegant cocktail reception or lavish awards dinner, 1711 by Ascot’s outstanding menus perfectly fit every occasion.

View our menus to garner culinary inspiration for your next event at Ascot Racecourse.


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    Marja Toseland

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