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Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend

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CULINERY LEGENDS ALDO ZILLI & RAYMOND BLANC OBE TO HEADLINE THE ITALIAN TOURIST BOARD FESTIVAL OF FOOD & WINE RACING WEEKEND

• Two-day culinary celebration alongside premier Flat racing – tickets from just £18 per person
• The Italian Tourist Board to bring a taste of Italia to the event as headline sponsor for 2018
• Michelin star chef Raymond Blanc OBE and legendary Italian chef Aldo Zilli headlining the Gastronome Theatre
• 40 luxury food and wine stalls, live chef demonstrations and interactive tasting sessions

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September 2018

Foodies and racegoers alike are invited to a glorious weekend of feasting, drinking and racing on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2018 as the Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend brings flavour and Flat racing to Ascot Racecourse.

Well-known Italian chef and TV personality Aldo Zilli will bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Friday’s demonstration line-up while two-Michelin star chef Raymond Blanc OBE is headlining the Gastronome Theatre on Saturday with wine tipster Neil Phillips talking visitors through his pick of wines and winners of the day.

Racegoers can also look forward to a four-course menu designed by renowned chefs Raymond Blanc OBE, Head Chef of Pennyhill Park Matt Worswick, TV chef James Tanner and celebrated pastry chef Claire Clark alongside Ascot’s award-winning Executive Chef Gemma Amor and Head Chef Ben Dutson. To be served in the Parade Ring Restaurant, dishes will be perfectly complemented by a selection of fine wines with guests enjoying their own table for the day and a private trackside viewing terrace.

As well as live chef demonstrations, more than 40 stallholders will be showcasing scrumptious produce from across Britain and beyond. Exhibitor highlights include Riverford – the organic farm and UK-wide veg box delivery company, Silent Pool Distillers – boutique distillery nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills producing gin made from 24 of the finest botanicals and water from the spring-fed Silent Pool, Casa Das Bolitas – freshly baked dough balls filled with flavours including garlic, feta, halloumi, mozzarella, Cheddar and chicken, and Love a Taste – an exciting start-up online wine business based in Suffolk that offers monthly subscription boxes that contain six different wines selected by a Master of Wine and delivered through your letter box.

Admission starts from £18 per person for advanced group bookings, including access to both the festival and racing. Children under 18 years of age gain free entry when accompanied by a paying adult.

For further information and to book visit www.ascot.co.uk or call 0344 346 3000.