Vintage Bar Box® returned to Goodwood Racecourse for the Festival of Food and Racing 2018 with our Classic Horsebox on Dry Hire to Levy UK, for three afternoons of exciting high-class horseracing, all set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling South Downs.

The spectacular event was a celebration of the Goodwood Estate’s own food heritage, in collaboration with a host of Michelin-starred chefs, restaurants, food experts and local artisan producers and suppliers, all of whom share Goodwood’s sustainable ethos.

Inside the ‘Home Grown’ area, there were live cookery demonstrations from Michelin-starred chefs, including Goodwood’s own Darron Bunn, The Ritz’s John Williams, Andreas Bagh of Marchal in Copenhagen and Phil Howard of Elystan Street.

Further demonstrations and table talks were given by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards of Etch, Martyn Nail of Claridges, Matthew Brown of Hawksmoor, James Golding from The Pig Hotel group, Brandon Clemens of Kaspar’s at The Savoy, Giles Thompson from the Earl of March, Alana Holloway of Fermented by Lab, Andy Hepworth of Hepworth Brewery, the Women’s Institute, Laura Uphill of Gwen’s Garden, Master Baker Troels Bendix, Rubies in the Rubble and Hallgarten & Frescobaldi.

Darron Bunn, alongside farm manager Tim Hassell and master butcher John Hearne, gave demonstrations on Goodwood Home Farm produce and how the farm’s sustainable approach has shaped the dining experience in the restaurant, Farmer, Butcher, Chef. A range of cured meats and cheeses were available for tasting for those keen to try some of the organic produce, alongside a bar dedicated to Goodwood’s home-brewed lagers and real ales.

The artisan Farmer’s Market provided guests with the opportunity to sample and shop a plethora of locally-sourced food and drink, as well as offering family activities for young foodies. Award-winning regional beers, cheeses and chutneys, breads and baked goods, chocolates and much more gave a rich flavour of Sussex and the surrounding area.

Across the Racecourse, a huge range of interactive displays provided inspiration for guest’s own culinary exploration, with pop-ups from Little Moons, Dexam, Sparks Yard, Le Creuset, Bunnings, House of Fraser, Mirabeau and Indie Bay Snacks.

There was an array of concessions offering delicious food and drink, ensuring no-one went hungry or thirsty, with one of those being the Goodwood staffed Vintage Bar Box®. On Dry Hire to the Levy UK team at Goodwood and positioned near the Richmond enclosure, visitors were served Veuve Cliquot and Pimms from or Classic horsebox.

Photograph Credit: Goodwood Racecourse

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