Famous chef Albert Roux and his son Michel Roux Jr will be working together to run a restaurant at Cheltenham Festival 2014.
The four-day event at Cheltenham Racecourse will see the Fairlawne restaurant open to the public. The restaurant has been named after Sussex's Fairlawne Estate; the place both where Roux was head chef early on in his career and the home of racehorse trainer Sir Peter Cazalet. As part of the menu, there will be a welcome reception for guests with canapes, a four-course lunch and then afternoon tea. Visitors will be able to book onto this 'Fairlawne Package' in due course.
Albert Roux said in a statement: “I am delighted to be part of the hospitality at next year’s Cheltenham Festival. Since working at Fairlawne many years ago I have always been aware of horse racing in the UK and the unique sport that captures the attention of so many people.
"Being part of The Jockey Club Fine Dining offering at such a prestigious event like the festival is an honour and Michel and I will be working on the menus to ensure that they are the quality that people associate with the Roux name and the very best of cuisine.”
Ian Renton, regional director of Cheltenham Racecourse, added that Fairlawne will simply contribute towards the focus that the racecourse has on customer experience.
The restaurant will be just one of the many venues that will be offering dining opportunities at the festival. It is hoped that a wide array of hospitality jobs will be created for the region over the coming months.
The Cheltenham Festival 2014 will be running from March 11th to the 14th. Cheltenham Racecourse is owned by The Jockey Club.
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