Fancy an exclusive Michelin-star dining experience in luxurious country surrounds? Head for The Jockey Club Rooms in Suffolk, which is hosting three of London’s best chefs this year
The Jockey Club Rooms is expanding on its culinary offering this year by inviting three Michelin-starred chefs from London to cook at the luxury private members club in Newmarket, Suffolk.
Celebrity chefs Phil Howard, Éric Chavot and Ollie Dabbous will head to the heart of the racing industry for six very special nights in 2020, rolling up their sleeves in The Jockey Club Rooms kitchen for two nights each.
The exclusive open-house events include a drinks reception, a personal meet-and-greet with the chef of the night, and a gastronomic meal with specialist wine pairings.
From their distinguished London restaurants to the prestigious Jockey Club Rooms, these critically renowned chefs will be creating an extraordinary five-course meal with superb wine pairings from the venue’s cellars.
The Line Up
First up in the gastro series is Phil Howard, stopping by on 24 & 25 April 2020. Howard and his restaurants have collected numerous awards over the years, thanks to his distinctive, progressive French cuisine, punchy flavours and outstanding technique, as highlighted by his appearance on BBC’s Great British Menu.
Next to visit Newmarket is Éric Chavot on 3 & 4 July 2020. The French Michelin-star chef creates unforgettable experiences with every dish and was described by his mentor Marco Pierre-White as ‘the best chef in London without a doubt’.
‘The best chef in London without a doubt’
Chavot is a great entertainer, full of infectious Gallic charm with a great talent for adding modern twists to classic favourites.
Ollie Dabbous – the final chef to visit the kitchen at The Jockey Club Rooms on 4 & 5 September 2020 – is an exciting chef with a wealth of experience that has exposed him to a wide range of cultures and influences, honing his culinary skills to ‘polished perfection’, as The Evening Standard observed.
The Jockey Club Rooms
‘We are delighted to welcome these distinguished chefs to The Jockey Club Rooms,’ said Christopher Ogston, General Manager of The Jockey Club Rooms.
‘There isn’t an abundance of Michelin star chefs locally, so it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a gastronomic feast set in our historic and elegant surroundings.’
Steeped in history, tradition and opulence, The Jockey Club Rooms is a venue like no other, recognised as the spiritual home of British horse racing and frequented by racing legends and royalty since the mid-1700s.
The venue is arguably a hidden gem where the extraordinary becomes the norm. A walk down the hallowed hallways reveals a veritable exhibition of equine masterpieces, showcasing the art, antiquities and personalities of the horse racing world.
And if you fancy extending your experience into a mini break, enquire with the venue about room availability (normally reserved for members).