This May, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is proud to partner with French May Arts Festival and French GourMay Food and Wine festival to bring the best of French art and culture to its signature event, Happy Wednesday. Every Wednesday during May, visitors to Happy Valley Racecourse will experience the finest that France has to offer, from its gourmet cuisine and fine wines to its rich history and cultural traditions.
Upon entering Happy Valley Racecourse, guests will find themselves transported to the vibrant and lively French capital of Paris. The iconic Beer Garden will feature mini versions of the city’s most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, creating the ideal backdrop for those perfect Instagram moments and racing experience.
Foodies can indulge in an extensive menu of French culinary delights. A specially designed food truck will offer authentic, delectable dishes such as Provencal Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce, Basque Chicken Stew with Rice Pilaf and vibrant Macaroons for that perfect sweet ending. A more extensive menu including wine pairings will also be available at select venues. A dedicated booth showcasing wines from the country’s most renowned regions including Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence and Cotes du Rhones, will appeal to oenophiles and racing fans alike. Gastronomes also must not miss the French Master Chef event on May 24, which features a gourmet French menu complete with wine pairings designed by Michelin-star chef Franky Semblat and sommelier Sebastien Chevalier. Co-hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Tatler, guests will include VIPs.
Happy Wednesday is known for its stellar entertainment, and May will be no exception. Expect a variety of exciting acts planned throughout the month, kicking off with LA VIE EN ROSE on May 3, featuring a live band led by Sabra playing iconic French hits spanning the decades. Roving performers dressed in traditional costumes from Versailles’ Masquerade Ball will transport the crowds to the iconic French historical landmark, which is also being honoured concurrently at the Virtually Versailles Exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin.
On May 17, FRENCH STREET FESTIVALS, will include a high-octane performance by Murphy and The Lawyers, while visitors can immerse themselves in a quintessential French city experience complete with street artists, mimes, jugglers and other performers.
May 24 and 31 pay tribute to the HEART OF MONMARTRE, one of Paris’ most vibrant districts. Guests can revel in heart-pounding can-can performances and marvellous musical showcases by Murphy and The Lawyers, wrapping up an exciting month of French joie de vivre.
Happy French Wednesday will run from May 3 to May 31 at Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong.