Are You Picnic Ready for Royal Ascot?

Are You Picnic Ready for Royal Ascot?

June 13, 2016

Royal Ascot, taking place from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th June 2016, is Britain’s most valuable race meeting.

For those of you who are lucky to be experiencing the day and want to follow the traditions of this global fixture, the renowned picnic is a must! With the UK weather being well and truly unpredictable, the key to a successful picnic is good organisation teamed with well-prepared dishes that are easy to serve and eat. The last thing one wants to worry about is an unfortunate spillage of mayonnaise down a smart attire, or preparing food in a sudden downpour!

So how do you tailor your food to this event, on any budget? With a 'posh' picnic of course! Ideal simple foods include: finger sandwiches, quiche, sliced potatoes, couscous, salmon, Greek salad, quail eggs, olives, flatbreads, mozzarella skewers, crudités and hummas, with a selection of meats.

Now onto something sweet, be sure to make it in jars. Not only is this a mess-free way to transport your dessert, but you already have separated portions ready to serve. Opt for a no-bake strawberry cheesecake, click here to follow the recipe.

Remember to take plenty of refreshments and accompany your picnic with a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne (that’s if you’re not the designated driver)!

To carry and present your picnic contents, we recommend our luxury Chelsea Hamper in extra-large, a dark wooden traditional basket with straps, suitable for securing your essential lunch items.

Lastly, before your preparations get underway, be sure to carefully check the picnic policy on the official website to ensure you are following the guidelines.

P.s: Don’t forget to pack the napkins, cutlery or blanket! 

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