Luncheon at the Races

Luncheon at the Races

Britain, Ireland, Australia and Canada – four nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing – so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. This is exactly what the Franco-British Chamber, in association with NetworkIrlande, Australian Business in Europe, and the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce did on the 14th of June 2017 and, unsurprisingly, the event was a sell out with over 80 guests attending this year’s exclusive ‘Luncheon at the Races’.

A cocktail aperitif kicked off the event, giving our guests time to network, take in the beautiful settings, and catch the first of the races. Seated for lunch in the Panoramic Restaurant with the vibrant green of the race course spread out below, it felt as though we were in the middle of the action.

Watching over the races, our guests enjoyed a 3-course meal of smoked salmon to start, followed by langoustine, and a delicious moelleux au chocolat with coconut sorbet to finish. Guests were then whisked off on a “behind the scenes” tour of Auteuil, where they were able to visit the different areas of the venue, as well as get a closer look at the horses and their surroundings.

The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce would like to thank their co-organizers NetworkIrlande, Australian Business in Europe France and the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce, as well as France Galop for their 1st rate hospitality. We hope you all enjoyed the lunch, and judging by the vibrant atmosphere in the room, that a few had a couple of lucky wins.