You like Champagne? You like Paris? Perhaps you should think about combining the two and celebrating the launch of Dom Perignon’s Rosé from 2003. You can do just that at Le Royal Monceau, aka Raffles Paris. Instead of rewriting the press release for you, I’m just going to let you read it for yourself. Check out the last paragraph for maximum awesomeness:
DOM PERIGNON ROSÉ VINTAGE 2003 AT LE ROYAL MONCEAU, RAFFLES PARIS
– A pop-up suite and an exceptional new menu created by nine chefs from around the world –
PARIS (August 13, 2014) – Beginning September 1st through October 12, 2014, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris and Executive Chef Laurent André celebrate the launch of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2003 Vintage, described by Dom Pérignon Brand as ‘‘a year of superlatives: one like no other, defined by extremes’’. The Parisian palace infused by art and culture introduces a temporary Dom PérignonSuite for guests to embark on a two-day journey while experiencing the newly created ‘Rosé Paradox’ menu at La Cuisine, the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, followed by a trip to Champagne during the harvest.
The ‘Rosé Paradox’ menu has been developed during a workshop attended by nine chefs from across the world, including Mexico, Japan, the United States and Italy. Each course emphasizes the extremely complex bouquet of Rosé Vintage 2003, with notes of ripe fruit, fig, violet and vanilla and a silky, spicy material which gradually disappears into a salty and mineral finish.
A personal reinterpretation by Executive Chef Laurent André, the five-course menu is priced at 130 € per person and will be available every evening exclusively at La Cuisine restaurant and in the lounge areas for private dining.
On the menu: salmon salad and rabbit with hazelnut butter (Chef Matteo Baronetto, Turin, Italy); Hamachi ceviche, rhubarb and crispy scallops (Chef Oliver Ollysan ‘Lange, London, England); Quenelles on a skewer with black truffles and lobster sauce (Chef Laurent André, Paris, France); green pea Vichyssoise, carbonara with duck breast and cocoa fig sauce (Karim Lakhani and David Deshaies, New York, USA) and fresh strawberries, figs, guava, blackcurrant with vanilla and violet (Pierre Hermé Paris, France).
To continue the tasting experience, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris also offers a pop-up suite, inspired by the Dom Pérignon Champagne universe, in one of its luxurious Signature Suites designed by Philippe Starck (from 3000 € per night).
“Art is part of the fabric of our hotel – with our theater, art gallery, private art collection, Arts Bookstore and our exclusive Art Concierge Service,” says General Manager Serge Ethuin. “We are delighted to be part of the launch of Dom Pérignon’s Rosé 2003. The making of great champagne is an art in itself, full of stories and history – just like Raffles.’’
For wine lovers, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris offers a two-night stay including Suite accommodation in a Junior Suite, a ‘Rosé Paradox’ dinner at La Cuisine restaurant with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 and a day visit to Champagne at the heart of the harvest, with a Dom Pérignon vintage tasting, access to the cellars of Epernay, the vineyards of Abbaye de Hautvillers, where the much celebrated monk Dom Pierre Pérignon lived as well as lunch at the Michelin-starred Relais & Châteaux ‘La Briqueterie’ (from 2,200 € per night; minimum two nights).
Now THAT sounds awesome.