Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc OBE return to Royal Ascot 2017

Following on from their great success at Royal Ascot 2016, both Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc OBE, working with Ascot’s award-winning in-house team, will be treating guests to culinary delights alongside world class racing at the highlight of the summer events season.

Charming as ever, Raymond Blanc’s legendary restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire has held an impressive two Michelin stars for more than 30 years. He started working with Ascot in 2014 catering for the Private Boxes before graduating to the prestigious Panoramic Restaurant in 2016.  He has tailored the menu, staff training and service to create a restaurant which today provides one of the finest gastronomic experiences at the Royal Meeting.

He says, “The Royal Meeting is always so exciting and hosting in the Panoramic Restaurant is a real privilege. The Service Academy which I will be running in partnership with Ascot for a second year is something I am equally excited about. The Fine Dining experience at the Panoramic Restaurant is as much about the service as it is the food.”

Praised for his previous stints at Ascot, Phil Howard returns to On5 with a spectacular menu which remains faithful to his own cooking philosophy, championing the best of British produce. Another Michelin star winner (with two awarded to his co-owned restaurant, The Square), Phil has also won the prestigious Great British Menu in 2012 and his most recently launched restaurant, Elystan Street in Chelsea, is receiving rave reviews.

Phil’s view on hosting On5 at Royal Ascot reflects his signature style, “When planning the menu, seasonal British produce was at the forefront of my mind to create dishes that are both delicious and visually stunning – in keeping with such a prestigious occasion. It’s a privilege to have my dishes served at the Royal Meeting once again.”

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