Top chefs and the sport of kings to start your summer

This summer, Hospitality Action is returning to Cheshire Polo Club to kick off the season in style with our Northern Polo Day. Taking place on Sunday 23rd June, it’s the pinnacle of refined sophistication and probably the most luxurious event in our northern events calendar.

Last year we spent over £70,000 supporting those in need in the North West. Funds raised from our Northern Polo Day will go towards helping those most in need across the hospitality industry.

It will be a delightful day of exquisite food from top chefs and adrenaline-filled polo at one of the oldest polo clubs in England.

The day will start by taking in some chukkas of polo on the manicured lawns with G&Ts, bubbly and canapés. Everyone will then retire to the marquee where lunch – cooked by three award-winning chefs from the North West – will be served.

The starter will be provided by Antony Shirley of El Gato Negro, Lancashire Life’s Chef of the Year 2017/18. Antony set up the Seafood Pub Company to widespread industry acclaim in 2010, before returning to the kitchen at multi award-winning El Gato Negro delivering “the most exciting service yet”.

The main course is courtesy of Aiden Byrne of Restaurant MCR. Aiden is a familiar face on shows such as Masterchef and Great British Menu, and has a highly successful restaurant career. His menus draw on all his culinary prowess and influences to delight diners with the exceptional food that he has become renowned for.

“I am thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Northern Polo Day – it’s one of those occasions that always has such excitement surrounding it so me and the team from Restaurant MCR cannot wait to get in that kitchen and create one of our signature dishes for you. Hospitality Action is a truly remarkable charity, and one that I am proud to have worked alongside for many years. The work they do is invaluable and it’s a privilege to contribute in any way I can.”

– Aiden Byrne, Restaurant MCR

Kevin Lynn, the multi award-winning Chef and Owner of Machine House, will provide the dessert. His restaurant was awarded restaurant of the year 2018/2019 and 2 AA Rosettes and has featured in the Michelin guide since it opened in 2016.

Kevin says, “I am extremely delighted to be involved with Hospitality Action and working alongside some truly inspiring chefs, at such a prestigious event raising awareness for a really worthy cause.”

Lunch will be followed by some fantastically fast-paced polo in an exhibition match. And the day will be nicely rounded off with a splendid afternoon tea prepared by Steven Tuke from Flat Cap Hotels.

Last year’s Northern Polo Day saw over 170 guests in attendance and £20,000 raised to help those most in need across the hospitality industry. This year promises to be even better and will see a charity raffle and auction with some fabulous prizes on offer.

Tickets are £95 per person or £900 for a table of ten and include day membership, car pass, polo match and demonstration, drinks and canapé reception, three-course lunch including half a bottle of wine per person, and an afternoon tea. A number of partner hotels are offering special rates for guests on the evening of 23rd June.

If you would like to enjoy a quintessentially British day at the polo, send me an email or give me a call on 020 3004 5505 to book your ticket, or book online.