a similar occasion and I am glad to be back at this elegant dining room at the back of Restaurant Petrus on top of the hotel, joining a dozen or so people for this special tasting session on a weekend afternoon just before the menu was launched.
It’s one of those casual afternoons really, and it’s great meeting new people while catching up with the old friends, over a few glasses of excellent champagnes and the fine array of afternoon tea pastries presented at the long table, with more than a dozen different finger food items available as part of the menu.
There were also a number of items created just for the occasion with Perrier Jouet champagne, and among those, I particularly loved the foie gras with champagne jelly served on a round of country bread, and the peach cake with champagne mousse. Both were pretty with good flavors to show forth, with the hint of champagne taste working well with the other ingredients – and both matched with the drink nicely, for obvious reasons.
There's truly no afternoon more fabulous than one involving champagne and food. I only wish I could toast to that more often.
When? February 27 2016
Where? Island Shangri-la, Pacific Place, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Plain scones served with preserves and clotted cream
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne NV
2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose Champagne
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