May Wine & Champagne Dinners @ InterContinental Hong Kong

2016/04/25

InterContinental Hong Kong celebrates the fruit of the vine in May with exclusive wine dinners at three of the hotel’s signature restaurants.

On May 22, the 2-Michelin star Yan Toh Heen showcases six different Grand Vintages of Château Daugay and Château Angélus paired with a menu of award-winning Cantonese cuisine by Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai.

On May 24, Champagne enthusiasts should not miss a Deutz Champagne Dinner at the 1-Michelin star SPOON by Alain Ducasse featuring five Vintage Deutz Champagnes, paired with a 6-course menu by SPOON Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina.

Also on May 24 THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill presents a wine dinner with Carpineto Winery in Tuscany with a 4-course menu paired with six Carpineto wines from Italy.

Yan Toh Heen
Château Angélus and Château Daugay Wine Dinner – May 22

On May 22, enjoy a 6-course dinner menu paired with six different Grand Vintages of Château Daugay Grand Cru and Château Angélus Premier Grand Cru from Saint-Emilion (HK$1,988 per person plus 10% service charge). Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Château Daugay signed by Mr. Jean-Bernard Grenié, the owner of both Châteaux, who will be hand that evening to personally introduce his wines.

Showcased wines include:

  • Drappier Carte d” Or NV (W.S 90)*
  • 2001 Château Daugay Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (R.P.88) (W.S.86)
  • 2008 Château Daugay Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (R.P 87) (W.S 89)
  • 2006 Château Angélus, Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé A (R.P 95) (W.S 93)
  • 2010 Château Angélus, Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé A (R.P 99+) (W.S 97)
  • 1998 Château Angélus, Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé A (R.P 96) (W. 93)


* R.P. – Robert Parker Wine Ratings
* W.S. – Wine Spectator Wine Ratings

The 6-course menu by Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai includes: Appetizer Combination of Barbecued Suckling Pig, Chilled Scallop with Pumpkin Jelly and Fresh Cucumber with Spicy Sauce and Golden Minced Chicken and Shrimp with Lemon Sauce. Next is Wok-seared Cod Fish in Black Bean Sauce and Braised Whole Abalone with Baked Diced Chicken in Baked Puff Pastry, followed by Simmered Lobster with Black Garlic and Thyme in Supreme Broth. This is followed by Wok-fried Wagyu Beef and Girolle Mushrooms with Truffle Salt and then Baked Rice with Sea Urchin, Crabmeat and Burrata Cheese. For dessert, Chilled Lung Jin Cream Mousse with Crushed Chocolate, served with Mandarin Orchid tea.

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About Château Angélus and Château Daugay

“At Angélus, vines and wine are like a religion, a passion shared by the de Boüard de Laforest family since 1782. Less than a kilometre from the famous bell tower of St Emilion, situated on the much-vaunted "foot of the hill", Angélus is the story of a passion stretching back over eight generations.” www.angelus.com

Château Angelus, a Bordeaux wine from the appellation of Saint Emilion., has been ranked a Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) since 2012. The winery is located on the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region in Saint-Émilion. The Château also produces a second wine named Carillon d’Angélus.

The estate has been owned by the Boüard de Laforest family since the Domaine de Mazaret was bequeathed to Comte Maurice de Boüard de Laforest in 1909. It expanded with the acquisition of Clos de L'Angélus in 1926 and a plot from Château Beau-Séjour Bécot. The name refers to the three Angelus bells from the chapel at Mazerat, the church in Saint-Martin de Mazeret and Saint-Émilion, which are audible from the vineyards.

Hubert de Boüard de Laforest joined the family business at Angélus in 1976. Along with several modernising changes, the practice of maturing in new oak began in 1980 Angélus is currently managed by Hubert de Boüard, with the consultancy of the oenologist Michel Rolland.

Meanwhile the modern era for Château Daugay began in 1920 when the vineyard was purchased by the de Bouard family, who also own Château Angélus and La Fleur de Bouard in Lalande de Pomerol. However, all of these estates date back much further. While the area has had vines since the 1700s, the estate was created in 1807. The Château Daugay was constructed not long after that in 1816.

The Daugay Castle is on the mound of the same name in Southwest Saint Emilion. In its vicinity are the Castles of Tertre Daugay and Angélus, with which it shares close family ties. Until the French Revolution, the estate was in the lap of the Abbey of Cèze, however in 1909 the Castle fell to the family of the owners of Chateau Angélus, the Boüard of Laforest.

Between 1946 and 1984, the grapes of Château Daugay were not vinified on their own. Instead they complemented each batch that gave birth to the wines of the Angélus, which speaks for the quality of the terroir of Daugay.

Today, Jean-Bernard Grenié, the cousin of Hubert de Bouard de Laforest, owns and runs both Château Angélus and Château Daugay with his wife.

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SPOON by Alain Ducasse
Champagne Deutz Dinner – May 24

May 24 will be a memorable evening for Champagne enthusiasts who are keen to discover exceptional vintages. The 1-Michelin star SPOON by Alain Ducasse welcomes Mr. Fabrice Rosset, CEO and Chairman of Deutz and Delas Frères Côtes du Rhône and Vice President of Champagne Louis Roederer, for an exclusive dinner showcasing five Vintage Deutz Champagnes, paired with a 6-course menu by SPOON Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina (HK$2,288 per person inclusive of service charge).

The Vintage Champagnes include: Deutz Classic NV, Deutz Rosé 2009, Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2008, Deutz Cuvee William Deutz 2002 and Deutz Amour de Deutz Rose 2006.

Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina’s menu includes: Green Spring Vegetables with salad and black truffle; followed by Tiny Spelt with seasonal vegetables, herb and top pesto. This is followed by Wild Turbot with courgettes and Medallion of Veal with baby carrots and lemon. Next is Victoria Pineapple composition, followed by Chocolate from Alain Ducasse’s Manufacture in Paris with crunchy praline.

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About Champagne Deutz

Champagne Deutz, formerly known as Deutz Geldermann, was founded in 1838 through the association of William Deutz with Pierre Hubert Geldermann, both wine merchants from Aix-la Chapelle. Convinced that a fine vineyard was the cornerstone of great wines they started buying top quality plots and making wine. By combining their technical expertise and knowledge of markets with the will to succeed, they developed the firm internationally. The brand’s character and elegance combined with a consistent harmonious blend give Deutz wines a unique style. The House has since been run by successive generations of the Deutz and Geldermann families since its founding.

In 1983, the House was acquired by the Rouzaud family, who also own Louis Roederer which helped restore the house to better financial footing. Deutz also owns holdings in the Bordeaux wine estate of Chateau Vernous and the Rhône estate of Delas Freres. Since 1993, the estate has been part of the Louis Roederer portfolio of wineries, which also include the Bordeaux wine estate of Chateau de Pez.

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THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill
Carpineto Tuscany Wine Dinner – May 24

On May 24, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill goes Italian with 4-course dinner menu paired with six Carpineto wines from Tuscany (HK$1,588 per person plus 10% service charge).

Showcased wines include:

  • Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco 2013
  • Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
  • Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
  • Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 1997
  • Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2010
  • Carpineto Farnito Vin Santo del Chianti 1996


The menu by Chef Chiu Ming Chan includes Free Range Yellow Chicken Saltimbocca & Burrata Cheese Salad with Carpineto Sillano Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva, followed by French Quail Breast, Potato Rosti & Buttered Cabbage. For the main course, Pepper Crust US Beef Tenderloin, Caponata, Celeriac Remoulade with Foie Gras Jus. For dessert, Velvet Chocolate Dome, Milk-Chocolate & Brownies with Passion Fruit Sauce.

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About Carpineto Winery in Tuscany

The Carpineto Winery, founded in 1967, is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany, Italy. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style.

Carpineto’s visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day. Under their leadership, Carpineto developed an award-winning, international reputation for elegant wines of approachable intensity and extract, as well as consistency vintage after vintage.

Today Carpineto has reinforced these characteristics, while maintaining an approachable wine style due in part to an extensive bottle-aging program. In fact, "riserva" wines are bottle-aged a total of six to twelve months longer than the minimum time required by DOCG appellation rules. Today experimentation goes hand in hand with the spirit of innovation of the founders, with respect for historical Tuscan values.

The product line includes wines from the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations to varietal specific wines of great structure, as well as innovative proprietary blends. Carpineto exports the majority of its wine production to over 70 countries worldwide. About 95% of Carpineto’s wine production is red wine, with the majority being wines that are aged three or more years before their release date.

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