Based in the Ascot countryside, which is reassuringly close to London, the setting for Coworth Park is a rather stunning one. Once checked in we go for a walk around the grounds, all 240 acres of them. Wildflower meadows unlike anything Iâ€™ve seen before lead out onto Polo fields as far as the eye can see. A giant helicopter lands nearby, its owners visiting for afternoon tea, weâ€™re told. This place is for the ultra wealthy.
We visit as guests of Dom PÃ©rignon who are showing off their Dining Under the Stars experience. Youâ€™ll get food cooked by the hotelâ€™s Michelin-starred chef, Adam Smith, while sipping on Dom PÃ©rignon galore. To the uninitiated, itâ€™s a bloody good chance to try some cracking DP like Vintage 2008 Blanc and Rose along with a very special Plentitude 2 from 2002.
Dishes range from the simple: Kentish lamb kebab, to the extraordinary: langoustine with tomato, kimchi and ginger. The kitchen certainly put their Big Green Egg to good use. A dish of warm caviar wrapped in kelp is world-class.
We are lucky enough for a clear night with no rain, a rare British treat which ensures Dom PÃ©rignon and Coworth Park deliver their promise of an evening Dining Under the Stars. Itâ€™s a magical setting and a night to remember.
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We dined as guests of Dom Perignon and Coworth Park.