We were extremely proud to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to this year’s prestigious Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, which raised an impressive £1 million for the charity’s vital work.
The Duke and Duchess were joined, at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, by a glittering host of high profile guests who enjoyed a sparkling reception with canapés, followed by an exquisite lunch. The day concluded with a nail-biting polo match which saw The Duke of Sussex play on the Sentebale St. Regis team, captained by Sentebale Ambassador Nacho Figueras, against the Royal Salute team, captained by Malcolm Borwick.
Guests were greeted with Champagne and canapés such as Tunworth aero, blueberry gel and Thai basil; Scottish langoustine with vanilla mayonnaise and macadamia; Puffed scallop wonton, yuzu avocado purée, pickled turnip and peanut; and Mozzarella ice cream, parmesan cone, Mara de Bois strawberry vinegar and basil.
For lunch, Table Talk presented guests with a delicate starter of Wye Valley asparagus, hazelnut mayonnaise, toasted hazelnuts, crispy prosciutto, followed by Roasted rump of Salt Marsh lamb, tomato and red pepper ketchup, salad of new season garlic and edamame beans, lamb breast fritter, pickled radish and shiso.
Guests then enjoyed a trio of miniature desserts which included Table Talk ‘Ferrero Rocher’, Calamansi lime meringue pie and British raspberries and cream mille feuille.
The team received outstanding feedback on the exceptional dishes served which reflect the distinguished Michelin-star backgrounds of many of the company’s chef brigade.
The Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup raised vital funds for the charity Sentebale, which was founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso to support children affected by HIV in southern Africa. Also sponsoring the event were ISPS Handa, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, Royal Salute, U.S. Polo Assn and Justerini and Brooks.
Jojo Browner, Founder of Table Talk
“We are delighted to have supported this incredibly important day. For decades, Table Talk has put together many of the UK’s most illustrious parties and weddings, not to mention supporting high profile sporting events such as this.
The Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup is such a fabulous day, a wonderful excuse to catch up with friends and raise much needed funds for a brilliant cause. We absolutely loved pulling out all the stops and wowing the guests with our beautiful menus, which were specially designed for this prestigious day.”