13/03/2014 07:21 GMT | Updated 13/03/2014 07:59 GMT

Michel Roux Jr Departs From The BBC After Row Over Commercial Interests... Next Stop, Epsom!

Michel Roux Jr fans may not be able to watch him on the BBC any more, but they'll still be able to catch their favourite silver kitchen fox in action.

Michel Roux Jr has left the BBC to concentrate on other interests

The Michelin-starred chef quit his presenting roles on 'Masterchef: The Professionals' and 'Food and 'Drink' in a war of words earlier this week, blasting the "frustrating process" of trying to negotiate with his bosses over his commercial interests. He questioned whether the BBC understood "the realities of today's commercial world".

But, fear not, Roux-ettes, because Michel Roux has already announced he'll be back in action... at Epsom Racecourse.

Michel will be teaming up with his father, the equally celebrated Albert Roux, to produce 'Chez Roux on the Prince's Lawn' at the Epsom Derby Festival on 6 and 7 June.

L-R) Michel Roux Jr has recently quit his job on Masterchef, shown here with Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace

The two-star Michelin chefs, who run the world-renowned Le Gavroche restaurant, will be preparing a very special three-course meal, including dishes such as English Asparagus, Hen Egg, Feta Cheese, Aubergine Caviar and Truffle Dressing, followed by a Assiette du bouché - Roast fillet of beef with mushroom, pork belly with apple sauce, venison sausage with mash potato and onion gravy, lamb chop with ratatouille or the choice of a Plateau de fruits de mer.

Prices start at £549 plus VAT, for which hungry diners are also promised a wide-ranging view of the racecourse. Binoculars are not included.

Roux has said he will honour his commitment to presenting a new BBC4 documentary, 'Chocolat', which begins filming in the next few weeks.

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