The Summer House Restaurant at The July Course
The delightful Summer House Restaurant is located in the Premier Enclosure at the heart of The July Course. This graceful gem offers guests a tasteful retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy raceday. Usually buzzing with the hubbub of conversation, spend your time people watching in a tranquil atmosphere, whilst savouring the culinary delights on offer.
Enjoy delicious food, attentive service from your own private table for the day with a choice of packages offering something special for you, family, friends or colleagues.
To book in the Summer House Restaurant during one of our amazing race meetings, please call 01638 675 300
Meet The Chef
Here's a little background and some great cooking tips from our top chef at the Rowley Mile.
About Damian in his own words
"Food has always been my passion. Starting the work ethic as a young nipper (15 years old) as a kitchen wash up…. It didn’t take me long to work alongside the chef’s and start learning and creating. My enthusiasm for food led me onto college and since then I have worked at a variety of establishments including pubs, hotels, restaurants, holiday parks and sporting venues from the UK to Australia.
I strive to achieve success through target food costs, high standards of food and happy team morale. It is important to me that creativity and standards of food are always being challenged. I have always had a fire in my belly about food, more so now than ever."
About the catering at Newmarket Racecourses
It is not just the dish but the thought behind the creation that makes a dish taste great. Traditional dish elements have been complemented with modern twists to create exciting and recognisable cuisine. We feel passionate about using the local farming industry as well as local businesses to produce high quality food. Damian Adams the Head Chef spends a lot of time at local farm shops and enjoys trying out dishes on family and friends. He also has a passion for eating out in local restaurants, which is a good gauge on the level we need to achieve as a minimum for the race season.
We are continually assessing our offers around the racecourses to see where we can make changes this season to help enhance the customer experience.
Hot smoked salmon and asparagus
Our Head Chef Damian has put this easy to follow recipe together for you to try at home with family or friends.
- Hot smoked salmon 240 grams (this can be found in most leading supermarkets)
- 2 x medium size eggs (I prefer to use Burford browns)
- I x bunch asparagus (English if in season)
- ½ cucumber
- 1 bag of mixed baby leaf salad
- Caper dressing
- 50ml olive oil
- 25grams caper berries
- 1 table spoon of white wine vinegar
- 1 tea spoon of Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut hot smoked salmon into four even size pieces
Soft boil the eggs for four minutes in boiling water, then refresh in cold running water then peel and set to one side
- Blanch the asparagus in salted boiling water then refresh in ice cold water immediately to retain the bright green colour and a crisp bite
- Peel the cucumber to remove the outer skin then using a peeler work around the outside to create ribbons, until you reach the seeds, throw the seeds away
- Wash the baby leaf to remove grit and bugs, drain well and pat dry
- For the dressing, add all ingredients to a food blender or mixing bowl and mix, if you want a smother dressing blend for longer
Place the washed leaf in the bowl. Follow this with the asparagus spears then place the cucumber ribbons on top. Gently rest the piece of salmon on top of the cucumber and half a soft boiled egg. Drizzle some of the dressing around the outside. Feel free to garnish with a soft herb of your choice as you may find it hard to source the micro herbs that I use, I would recommend chervil, although I have seen micro chives and pea shoots on sale in two leading supermarkets. Bon Appetite.