FOUR Magazine’s very own two star Michelin chef, Michael Caines, provided afternoon tea and dinner for the guests at the Audi Polo Challenge at Chester Racecourse Polo Club this week. On the menu was a starter of pan fried Brixham scallops tapenade, tomato and aubergine vinaigrettes with basil oil, while mains included a North Wales beef fillet with shallot and horseradish confit, roast shallots, wild mushrooms and red wine sauce. For dessert, Chef Caines served Raspberry mousse with pistachio cream and raspberry sorbet while his ‘Afternoon Tea’ menu included Prawn ‘Marie Rose’ and double egg sandwiches, salted caramel macaroon, Eccles cake and Pave Aux Noix et Cafe.
Guests, who sipped cocktails including classic Strawberry Daiquiris and Moscow Mules, were also treated to entertainment by award-winning Scottish singer Amy McDonald, followed by DJ duo Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her husband Richard Jones.
While Chef Michael Caines was inevitably the star of the show with his award-winning menu, no one could ignore the presence of Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, who took the Audi Quattro team to victory at the annual charity fundraiser – the Audi Polo Challenge at Chester Racecourse Polo Club – defeating the Audi Ultra team 8 – 7.
Attended by over 300 VIP guests including Douglas Booth, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Darcey Bussell, Colin Salmon, Jeremy Irvine and Naomie Harris, the event was yet another success for the English School Swimming Association, England and Wales Mountain Rescue and Fields in Trust charities, for which the Audi Polo Challenge has raised more than £1.5 million, supported by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, over the last 10 years.