#QPAT: A sophisticated culinary offer by Chef Thierry Marx and Show Cooking

21 September 2021

Bannière QPAT 2021


The 100th renewal of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which takes place over the weekend of 2 and 3 October at the ParisLongchamp racecourse, is the most eagerly awaited event in the flat racing calendar. The world's greatest race will be broadcast live in 60 countries. To mark the occasion, France Galop and its partner Paris Society have designed a catering offer that will meet the different desires of the French and international fans gathered in the ParisLongchamp Stand.

For gourmets: A prestige menu at the Panorama restaurant by Thierry Marx

For this year’s Arc, Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx will prepare an exceptional menu at the Panorama restaurant located on the top floor of the ParisLongchamp stand, which extends onto an incredible rooftop terrace with full views of the racecourse. Thierry Marx, a French and internationally renowned chef, already designed the menu at the Panorama restaurant for the 2019 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Born in Paris, Thierry Marx is one of the best-known chefs of his generation. He joined the Compagnons du Tour de France and trained with the best French chefs, including Claude Deligne, Joël Robuchon and Alain Chapel. Following two years in the army, he left France and travelled to Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan to refine his cooking style. Upon his return in 1988 he was awarded his first Michelin star at Roc en Val in Tours and received another one in 1991 at Cheval Blanc in Nîmes. Following ten years in the Médoc at the Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages where he held two Michelin Stars in 1999, he joined the new Mandarin Oriental Palace in Paris where he was awarded two Michelin Stars for his gastronomic venture "Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx". That same year, he became a public figure thanks to his role as a judge on the television show Top Chef, a role he embraced for five years.

An exceptional event calls for exceptional facilities!

To cater for all tastes during the weekend of the 100th renewal of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, ParisLongchamp will be provide a wide range of offers across the racecourse.

A pop-up bar “so very british”

The giant pop-up bar “so very British” is back at Paris-Longchamp! Over 30 metres long, it will be THE place to be during the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend to experience the races in a festive and friendly atmosphere. After the day's racing, it will be possible to extend the Arc's festivities to the sound of a musical atmosphere. Its terrace will offer a direct view of the Paris-Longchamp race track.

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Trendy show cooking at the Jardin de l'Amphithéâtre and Champagne bars

A country-style atmosphere is guaranteed at the Jardin de l'Amphithéâtre. Under the ParisLongchamp sky, in this vast green space under the trees, everyone is going to delight in the small dishes prepared in front of them in a dozen food trucks and enjoy its open show cooking kitchen. The choice, ranging from hot dogs, Thai street food, Korean dishes, island specialities, Neapolitan pizzas, focaccia, wraps and barbecues will not be an easy one...
Champagne bars and dessert tables, set up on the racecourse promenade, will complete the offer.

Offre de food

The ParisLongchamp Brasserie and its unique view of the parade ring

The ParisLongchamp Brasserie is a warm and friendly place and a fine example of the traditional Parisian brasserie. Ideally located on the edge of the parade ring, diners can watch the horses and their riders before they go onto the track.

It is time to book!

For a full experience of the 100th renewal of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, tickets and restaurant bookings can be made on the France Galop website HERE

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Media Kit of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (media guide, press releases, photos free of rights...): HERE

For any enquiries (interviews, reports, training sessions, etc.) contact the media relation department:

Héléna Dupuy – hdupuy@france-galop.com – Tel. : +33 1 49 10 22 10
Emma Besnard – ebesnard@france-galop.com – Tel. : +33 1 49 10 22 50