Celebrating a relationship that goes back 110 years, the Moët & Chandon Dining Experience is returning to Newmarket Racecourse for a second year.

The collaboration between Jockey Club Catering, Newmarket Racecourse and Moët & Chandon pairs fine dining and horseracing, will this year have a culinary focus around delicious vegetarian dishes. Jockey Club Catering Head Chef at Newmarket Racecourse, Damian Adams, said: “When creating this year’s menu we were inspired by seasonal produce and the abundance of fresh local fruit and vegetables available to us.”

Each dish from the five-course menu has been paired with a different champagne, bringing to life the flavours with subtly balanced notes that enhance the food. During the experience, a Moët & Chandon sommelier will bring the collaboration to life and talk diners through how each dish and champagne has been hand selected to complement one another.

Damian Adams continues: “We’ve created a delicious pea and mint Ravioli, which will be served with a tasty champagne cream, fresh summer peas, a dash of lemon and shaved parmesan. We have paired this with a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008, which has a longer time in the cellars, to develop more intense flavours and a fuller body and stands well with this dish. The vegetable dishes reveal the versatility of the champagne and make a great pairing.”

The Moët & Chandon Dining Experience returns to the eponymous Moët & Chandon July Festival this week from Thursday, 12th to Saturday 14th July, with the package available to 90 people each day.

The Moët & Chandon July Festival is one of the highlights of the summer racing season. Racegoers are not only treated to world-class racing, including arguably the best sprint race in Europe on the Saturday, the Darley July Cup, but also a fabulous summer party atmosphere with Thursday celebrating Newmarket’s annual Ladies Day followed by Feel Good Friday.

The relationship between Moët & Chandon and The Jockey Club dates back to 1908 when Moët & Chandon’s British agent, Alfred Simon, won two races at Epsom Downs Racecourse on his horses: “Moët” and “Chandon”. To celebrate his victory, he bought Champagne for the whole racecourse.

The Moët and Chandon Dining Experience is available on Friday and Saturday of the Festival with prices starting at £450 per person.

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