Royal Ascot 2020: exclusive chance to sample menus in advance

Chefs Simon Rogan and Skye Gyngell will be hosting preview lunches at their London restaurants

Updated on 04 March 2020 • Written By Henry Coldstream

Royal Ascot 2020: exclusive chance to sample menus in advance

It has been announced that chefs Simon Rogan and Skye Gyngell will be each be hosting exclusive preview lunches at their London restaurants, where guests can sample their menus for Royal Ascot 2020.

This comes after the enviable line up of chefs in residence last week revealed their menus for the 2020 event. Other chefs announced earlier this year to be cooking at this year's Ascot include Raymond Blanc OBE and Ollie Dabbous.

The first of the preview lunches will be hosted at Gyngell's restaurant Spring at Somerset House on Saturday 18 April, and the second at Michelin-starred Roganic on Sunday 26 April. Costing £90 per head, the menu will give diners the opportunity to sample some of the dishes which will be served at the famous race meeting.

With over 10 Michelin stars collectively held by the chefs, who will be taking over the kitchens of the racecourse’s various different restaurants, Royal Ascot boasts one of the finest food line ups of any British sporting event and the menus on offer aren't set to disappoint.

Comprising of a mixture of returning chefs who’ve had a residence at Ascot before, alongside some chefs new to this year’s event, the food offering over the five days looks set to be sublime.

Legendary chef Raymond Blanc headlines the impressive list of names. He will be returning for the fifth year to oversee the kitchen at the Royal Enclosure’s esteemed Panoramic Restaurant, cooking food which wouldn’t look out of place at his two-Michelin starred restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. His tempting menu will include dishes such as king crab, with fennel salad, coconut and lime.

L’Enclume’s Simon Rogan will, for a third year, be bringing his signature style to his restaurant in the Royal Enclosure Gardens with dishes set to include Cornish turbot served with mussels, broccoli, lovage and caviar. Ollie Dabbous, head chef of the incredibly fashionable HIDE, is returning for a second year to launch a brand new Royal Enclosure restaurant called Holyrood House. He will be cooking up plates such as chilled pea and marigold soup with spring vegetables and Graceburn cheese.

Other chefs set to cook at the 2020 event include two-Michelin starred head chef of The Ledbury Brett Graham, and French pâtissier Eric Lanlard.

Royal Ascot 2020 runs from Tuesday 16 June to Saturday 20 June inclusive.

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