Friday 26th Sept, Ascot; come and help us celebrate our new look store

We are really looking forward to Fri 26th September, for this is the day Maloney’s Budgens Ascot is launching its new look store, including a new fine wine range, extended ranges of fresh produce and freshly prepared meals, sandwiches and gluten-free products.

From 10-3pm, Vince and Dennis are hosting a food event where their smaller British producers will be on hand to showcase their products; these will include The Garlic Farm and The Tomato Stall from the Isle of Wight, locals Bruce and Lesley from Four Seasons Flowers and Tim from T & J Fisheries, whose fresh fish comes from the Cornish and South coast to store in under 24 hours.

There will also be a 15% discount on all Cook Shop ranges.

Also joining us on 26th September, will be Year 6 pupils from South Ascot Village School who are coming to learn about the provenance of food from the visiting producers, and take back seeds to grow their own fruit and vegetables in school.

The day will be set apart by celebrity chef Giancarlo Caldesi, author, TV presenter and owner of several restaurants and cookery school who will be creating a glorious recipe from the products featured and offering samplings of this to customers throughout the day. In addition, signed copies of his Italian cookbooks will be available on the day. Maloneys Budgens have partnered with Giancarlo for the last three years to host a twice-yearly seasonal lunch at his restaurant Caldesi in Campagna in Bray. Maloney’s provides the seasonal ingredients and Giancarlo creates a stunning 8-course taster menu for only £20 per person. It’s a sell out event and the next lunch is on Friday October 17th. Places are limited but still available - telephone the restaurant on 01628 788500 to make a reservation.

Finally, Vince and Dennis have been working hard to reduce their carbon footprint and have succeeded in reducing their energy consumption by 10% through the introduction of energy-saving lighting and heating. On  26th September we will be launching our ‘Pennies for Plastic’ scheme, whereby for every plastic carrier bag saved, Vince will donate 1p to the Joanna Simpson foundation, a charity which aims to transform the care, support and protection of children affected by domestic abuse and homicide.

Do come along to the store between 10-3pm  to help us celebrate by meeting the producers, & sampling their fantastic products; pick up some cooking hints from Giancarlo Caldesi himself – and why not treat yourself to a signed copy of his fabulous Italian cookbook too!  It’s set to be a great day – and we’d love to see you there.