An elegant wine bar and a menu focusing on the best of Scottish food are being unveiled at Hamilton Park Racecourse at the first meeting of the 2016 season.
The Sodexo Family Raceday on Sunday 1st May, which is being sponsored by the venue’s hospitality and catering partner, will mark the opening of Red’s Wine Bar and see the launch of a new hospitality menu based on some of Scotland’s finest ingredients.
Featuring Shetland salmon and four-hour braised Scottish beef, the new menu will be served to guests in the luxury of the venue’s exclusive private boxes, or to those enjoying the social surroundings of Dukes Restaurant which overlooks the final furlong of the track.
David Trotter, Account Director at Sodexo Prestige Stadia & Racecourses, said: “The start of the racing season is always a really exciting day and our chefs have worked hard to develop a fresh hospitality offering which fittingly marks the occasion.
“Putting great Scottish produce at the heart of every dish, the mouth-watering three course meal offers the perfect start to a day at the races.
“We have a great partnership with Hamilton Park Racecourse and look forward to another action-packed season of racing, entertaining and of course, first-class food and drink.”
Red’s Wine Bar is re-opening for the May Bank Holiday event following an extensive refurbishment. Named in honour of the late racehorse Red Cadeaux, who won his first Class 1 at Hamilton Park in 2011 before enjoying a record career, the bar’s interior has been re-designed to reflect the silks of owner Ronnie Arculli and also includes photographs and facts from key moments in the horse’s career.
The venue’s Conservatory Café is also adding a number of new family-favourite dishes to its menu, including Bangers and Mash, Scampi and Chips as well as a selection of Paninis alongside its regular favourites.
The Sodexo Family Raceday, will see an array of children’s activities taking place alongside the racing, including face painting, paintball, trampolines and crazy golf. Under 18s are admitted free.
Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “Excitement is well and truly in the air at Hamilton Park Racecourse. Our family raceday is the perfect way to start the new season and a great day out for the whole family.
“From the free children’s activities to the fantastic food and drink on offer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend at the racecourse.”