With their copy of the Racing Post tucked neatly under their arms, Percy and the team trotted off to The Jockey Club at the Cheltenham Festival, feeling lucky with a very special ice sculpture delivery.
Each year, the prestigious Jockey Club create incredible fine dining experiences within Cheltenham Racecourse itself, erecting magnificent marquees and catering for thousands of hungry and thirsty people – well it’s a thrilling pastime that builds an appetite!
There are 350 chefs no less, within the 3,800 strong catering and hospitality team, who look after all the race-goers at this exciting annual event – a major highlight of the UK’s horse racing calendar.
The Festival takes place over four days in March, so the ice sculptures we supplied needed to be fresh and sparkling for each day of their display in the beautiful restaurant.
And this is what we created….
Whole salmon, sliced in to pieces, alongside crabs and lobsters, were frozen-in to four whole blocks of ice – two blocks had salmon and two blocks had the crabs and lobsters.
We then carved an impressive snow-filled logo ice sculpture to fit on top of the ice blocks….
…which then had a row of four sparkling ice diamonds (from the Jockey Club logo) sitting on top of the logo.
The bets were on to see how long the sculptures would last…they definitely ran well – here’s a ‘photo finish’.