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Sir Stirling Moss honoured by the Royal Automobile Club with the opening of a new restaurant

Tuesday 20 September 2016, By Autovolo

Sir Stirling Moss honoured by the Royal Automobile Club with the opening of a new restaurant

Sir Stirling Moss honoured by the Royal Automobile Club with the opening of a new restaurant

Sir Stirling Moss OBE, legendary British racing driver, has been honoured by the Royal Automobile Club after a new restaurant was opened bearing his name.

The opening ceremony for the new restaurant, called "Stirling's", was started with a procession of Jaguars driven down the Captain’s Drive towards the venue at the Club's Woodcote Park clubhouse in Epsom, led by Sir Stirling in a Jaguar XK120.

The new restaurant has been designed to reflect Sir Stirling’s life, with the tastes offered on the menu encapsulating his life. Both Sir Stirling and his wife, Lady Moss, have played a key part in the development of all the dishes available.

Sir Stirling said: “I have been eating at the Club for over 60 years and this new restaurant reflects my love of seafood, the appreciation of lavish surroundings and attentive service.

“The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and will make for a truly great dining experience.”

Sir Stirling has had a long and close relationship with the Club, being granted a lifetime honorary membership in 1954.

Tom Purves, Club chairman, said: “We had a lot to live up to. I hope that members will enjoy Stirling’s as much as we have enjoyed trying to create something special, something memorable, in the name of our most famous, most heralded, most loved member. A true racer and a fine gentleman.”

Phillip Corrick, the club’s executive head chef, added: “We developed dishes inspired by discussions I had with Sir Stirling, and by the many achievements he is credited with.

“Monaco is his favourite destination, which had a huge influence on the menu. Onr of the signature dishes is Ravioli Mille Miglia, a seafood ravioli with lobster sauce.”

The ceremony was brought to a close with a special presentation to Sir Stirling, along with a birthday cake to celebrate his 87th birthday.