PRIVATE DINING: Royal Ascot 2022 to offer record multi-Michelin star menus

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Ascot Racecourse will be working with more Michelin-starred chefs than ever before for its Royal Ascot 2022 corporate dining menus.

This year’s confirmed ‘Chefs in Residence’ have an impressive accumulation of stars and an abundance of coveted accolades to offer a dining experience like never before. From fine dining à la carte menus to more informal, flexible dining options in club environments, the spectacle that is Royal Ascot is hosting some of the most prestigious and well-known chef personalities in the catering world.

New for 2022, Michelin-starred Brett Graham, Chef Patron of The Ledbury, headlines the brand-new Royal Enclosure restaurant Holyroodhouse, a contemporary restaurant overlooking the racing preparations in the Pre-Parade Ring. Nieves Barragán Mohacho of Michelin-starred restaurant Sabor, makes her Royal Ascot debut in the new Pavonian Restaurant and Pavonian Club, serving a tapas-style tasting menu. Two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, returns to the prestigious Panoramic Restaurant in the Royal Enclosure with a tailored menu which promises to be one of the finest gastronomic experiences found at the racecourse.

In addition, Ollie Dabbous, co-founder and Executive Chef of Michelin-starred London restaurant HIDE, returns to host Royal Enclosure restaurant The Sandringham for 2022, while three Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan will once again take the helm of the Queen Anne Enclosure’s flagship Fine Dining restaurant, ON5.

Tom Barnes, Executive Head Chef at L’Enclume and Rogan & Co, will make his first solo Royal Ascot appearance with a six-course tasting menu, and James Tanner will be serving al fresco, casual British food with a celebrity twist. Finally, master pâtissier Eric Lanlard of London’s destination café Cake Boy, will also return for his fourth year, serving a special afternoon tea menu in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Fine Dining restaurants, Private Boxes and the 1768 Grill & Tea Rooms in the Queen Anne Enclosure.

The Private Boxes can be reserved for corporate gatherings during the Royal Meeting which afford guests privacy, exclusivity and impeccable service. Catered to the very highest standards, boxes range in capacity from 10 to 108 people and come with a private bar and dining area, a large flat screen TV and private balcony so guests won’t miss a second of the action.

Speaking about Fine Dining at Royal Ascot in 2022, Jonathan Parker, Managing Director of 1711 by Ascot, said: We are excited to have Raymond Blanc OBE, Simon Rogan and Ollie Dabbous back with us as they continue to delight our customers with their much-loved dining concepts, while we also welcome the exceptionally talented and highly respected chef-restaurateurs Brett Graham and Nieves Barragán Mohacho to the Royal Meeting this year.

“Ascot Racecourse is a leading light in sporting venue gastronomy, and we have an incredible platform to showcase some of the world’s top chefs. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as the highlight summer event in society’s calendar and the food and drink plays an intrinsic part of a racegoer’s day.”

With a broad range of corporate dining options available, guests can tailor a Royal Meeting experience to suit their taste and budget. Find out more here.

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