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InterContinental Hong Kong’s 2-Michelin Star Yan Toh Heen Presents an Exclusive Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection Champagne Dinner Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2016/02/16

InterContinental Hong Kong’s 2-Michelin star Cantonese Restaurant Yan Toh Heen is partnering with Moët & Chandon to showcase a Grand Vintage Collection Champagne Dinner on Tuesday, March 15th. The evening offers a rare opportunity to enjoy three collections of Grand Vintage Moët & Chandon Champagnes at one dinner -- Grand Vintage 2006. Grand Vintage Collection 1999 and Grand Vintage Rosé Collection 1985. The prestigious Champagnes will be paired with a gourmet 6-course Cantonese menu by Yan Toh Heen Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai. The evening will begin with a Champagne Reception featuring Moët & Chandon Impérial (served in Magnum NV) at 6:00pm hosted by Mr. Benoît Gouez, Moët & Chandon Chef de Cave. The dinner is HK$2,288 + 10% service per person, with each guest receiving a complimentary bottle of Moët & Chandon 2006 Vintage Champagne (signed by Moët & Chandon Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez) to take home.

The dinner will showcase:

Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV paired with
Chef Lau’s Yan Toh Heen Combination
Smoked Egg with Black Caviar, Cold Smoked Salmon and
Barbecued Suckling Pig stuffed with Minced Shrimp

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 paired with
Crispy Freshwater Eel with Mandarin Zest

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1999 paired with
Steamed Crab Claws and Sea Urchin in Egg White

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé Collection 1999 paired with
Wok-fried Wagyu Beef and Duck Liver with Spicy Sauce

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé Collection 1985 paired with
Simmered Lobster with French Bordier Butter
And Crispy Rice Noodles with Thyme

For dessert:
Golden Osmanthus (Flower tea) paired with
Aloe Vera Jelly with Lime Ice-Cream
Served with Pop Rock Candies

Please click here for the Exclusive Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Dinner Menu.
Please click here for the Champagne Tasting Notes.

Yan Toh Heen is open daily for lunch and dinner.

For reservations for the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Dinner, please call +852 2313 2323
e-mail: fb.hongkong@ihg.com

About Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon is the leading vine-grower in Champagne, with the most extensive vineyard, an inheritance of fundamental importance in the constitutions of its “assemblages” (blending). The skill of Moët’s vine-growers, the expertise of its oenologists and the know-how of several centuries form an unbroken chain of invaluable and fruitful knowledge. Being a major player in the region provides Moët & Chandon with the means to create its diverse collection of styles, making them incomparable and universally recognisable.

Faithful to its mission since 1743, Moët & Chandon has been producing, the most loved Champagnes in the world that continually seduce and delight. Lively and generous, Moët & Chandon wines distinguish themselves by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity.

Moët & Chandon today holds over 1,000 hectares of the finest vineyards in the four main regions of Champagne. Moët & Chandon has the largest and most prestigious estate in the Champagne region, of which 60% are grand crus and 30% are premier crus.

The Moët & Chandon Chefs de Cave takes a non-interventionist approach to respect the nobility of the grapes, nurturing and revealing the full potential of each exceptional style. Different champagnes styles are the result of the House’s signature blends in cooperation with the Chef de Cave’s vision and talent. Blending has many advantages, allowing for complexity and consistency in the wines before they are bottled and undergo second fermentation.

Minimum ageing standards have been set within champagne at 15 months for non-vintage and three years for vintage. Moët & Chandon goes well beyond the standard, twice the legal requirement, resulting in finer bubbles and complexity. The smaller bubble caresses the mouth rather than assaulting it. It gives the champagne a creamy texture rather than an aggressive one. Effervescence involves a complex interplay of physics and chemistry to help create that “magic” of Moët & Chandon.

About Moët & Chandon Chef de Cave, Benoit Gouez

Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon since 2005, took his own unique route to becoming a champagne maker. As he says, “I wasn’t brought up in the world of vintners. My career path was shaped by series of chance encounters and fortunate circumstances, and, above all, by an innate flair for this profession.” Thanks to his keen instincts, Gouez quickly grasped the Moët & Chandon spirit. As per Gouez, “Champagne is all about sharing — it’s a rich, passion-filled world.” For Gouez, winemaking consists of a subtle mix of technique and sensitivity, knowledge and creativity.

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Carole L Klein
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InterContinental Hong Kong
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