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French Village at Down Royal Racecourse Summer Festival Food Options

13 Jun 2017

The annual Festival brings together great racing on the track and great times trackside to create the perfect combination for a Summer outing. The new partnership between French Village and Down Royal Racecourse has allowed the Racecourse to improve on the food offerigns to both the Hospitality customer and the public on site. The calibre of food on offer over the Festival is top class with French Village's eye for detail and command of flavours evident across all the food offerings around the site. 



Cured Irish Salmon

Dill Crème Fraiche | Cucumber & Gin Jelly


Irish Beef Fillet

Oxtail Crust | Fondant Potato | Red Wine Sauce


Vanilla & Elderberry Panna Cotta

Strawberry | Shortbread


Mike Todd, General Manager of Down Royal, says, "Our Summer Festival of Racing boasts impeccable sporting credentials and has long been a favourite with punters and die-hard fans of horse racing.  Increasingly, they are being joined by a new breed of race-goers who love the unique spirit of this great racecourse and who appreciate an outing with sport, craic and style.  This year, to create the right, laid back Summer vibe, we’re adding gourmet barbeque to a programme that’s already smokin’ hot and we’re looking forward to drawing record crowds ready to share the race-going  experience.”


Providing a barbeque on site will be French Village Catering who will add to the Down Royal wining and dining options in the corporate entertainment suites and The Dark Horse Café & Winebarwith the launch of casual al fresco dining options that wouldn’t be out of place in a chic resort.


Ashley French from French Village says, "We’re delighted to be introducing a whole new approach, with ‘Summer On A Plate’ – a contemporary casual menu featuring fantastic locally sourced food, cooked right there.  Even better, it’s affordable whether you’re winning or losing on the track!”


Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing Menu

Local Dexter Beef Burger
Caramelised Onion | Rocket
Gourmet Hot Dog
Brioche Roll | Homemade Piccalilli
Pad Thai Chicken Curry
Noodles | Bok Choy


Homemade Smokey BBQ Sauce

Ballymaloe Tomato Relish

Bang Bang Sauce

Roasted Garlic Mayo

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