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Moët & Chandon Experience returned to Newmarket

Moët & Chandon Experience returned to Newmarket

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

The collaboration, which paired fine dining and horseracing, had a culinary focus around vegetarian dishes. Newmarket head chef, 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 was 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.

Adams continues: “We 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 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 returned to the eponymous Moët & Chandon July Festival last week with the package available to 90 people each day.

Moët & Chandon Dining Experience menu

Amuse Bouche

Local Chargrilled Asparagus

Quail Egg Salad, Frisée Lettuce, Truffle Dressing

Paired with Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial: Vibrant, Generous, Alluring

Salmon Gravadlax

Orange & Tarragon, Lemon Cream Cheese, Scorched Mandarin

Or

Goats Cheese Duo

Cheesecake, Pistachio and Honey, Sweet Fig, Balsamic

Paired with Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial: Spontaneous, Radiant, Enticing

Beef Rossini

Roast Sirloin, Brioche Puree, Duck Liver and Truffle Bon Bon, Madeira Sauce, Beef Ravioli

Or

Pea & Mint Ravioli

Pea & Mint Ravioli, Champagne Cream, Summer Peas, Lemon, Shaved Parmesan

Paired with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008: Spring like, Lively, Expressive

Strawberry Mousse

Local Strawberries, Pistachio Shortbread, Meringue, Baby Basil

Paired with Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial Rosé: Vibrant, Luscious, Refreshing

Afternoon Tea

Selection of traditional sandwiches, scones and cakes and speciality tea and coffee

Paired with Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial Blanc: Intense, Fruity, Fresh