Signature at The Roof, First Avenue Bandar Utama and Perrier-Jouët hosted a champagne pairing dinner on 7 June 2017, with a sky dining “botanical wonderland” experience giving us guests a preview of the restaurant’s latest menu as well as two (2) of the champagne brand’s SKUs.
Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 by Pierre Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adelaïde Jouët, who specialised in crafting elegant, floral wines of rare finesse with a Chardonnay hallmark. Since its founding, the brand focused on the celebration of art nouveau, with an unmistakable bottle that’s even made its way into the movies with Diane Krueger’s character sipping the bubbly in the movie Inglourious Basterds.
Perrier-Jouët is the first champagne house to have created a dry champagne, with the creation of their renowned Brut in 1856. The brand has only had 7 cellar masters in the 200 years since its founding, ensuring the highest quality and ability of each cellar master.
We were given a sample sized portion of all the dishes featured in the three (3) course menu which features starters like oyster shooters, garlic prawns, otak-otak dumplings, mushroom salad and Signature’s favourite mushroom soup. The main course included choices like the flying tandoori chicken pasta, lamb rack, chicken rice ball and barramundi. For dessert, there’s the chocolate brownies, red velvet, and lychee cheese tart.
Each dish was carefully selected to bring out the flavoursome palette and aromatic notes of the Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé. The freshness of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut was paired with the fish and seafood dishes while the intense fruitiness of Blason Rosé added an additional dimension to the desserts.
“Perrier-Jouët is all about creating vintages and cuvees which have distinctive characters of their own. For example, the Grand Brut is delicate, elegant and balanced, with great florality, while the Blason Rosé is an intense and balanced champagne that features a more fruity fragrance.” said Lionel Lau, Perrier-Jouët Sommelier at the event.
The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut has a pale and sparkling yellow colour, and carries notes of cherry plum, lemon and bergamot orange which emerge first on the palette, then make way for the flowerful flavours of fruit trees, such as lime and honeysuckle. These are followed by notes of butter, madeleine cakes and vanilla sugar. Lingering notes of grapefruit, white peaches, green pears, apple trees and green hazelnuts round off the taste.
The Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé, features a juicy blend of blackcurrant buds, pear, apricots and cherry plum that are encountered first on the palate, which gives way to the fragrances of blackcurrant and blood oranges, followed by notes of crème de cassis, raspberry, honeysuckle and roses, culminating in lime, blackberries, and Morello cherries.
Garlic prawns, otak-otak dumplings, mushroom salad and Signature’s favourite mushroom soup.
Mains – Flying tandoori chicken pasta, lamb rack, chicken rice ball and barramundi
Dessert – Chocolate brownies, red velvet, and lychee cheese tart
Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard, Emmanuel Dokhelar explains, “The house of Perrier-Jouët is unique in that we only produce 3 million bottles of champagnes a year, and because of this we are very selective of whom we partner with. Signature has just the right atmosphere, style, and food which complements the feminine touch of Rose Adelaïde Jouët, founder and original winemaker of Perrier-Jouët. Even tonight’s menu has been specially engineered to convey the iconic fruity and floral flavours of the champagne straight to your palette.”
The new degustation menu paired with either Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut or Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is available at Signature The Roof at RM118++ and RM350++.
For reservations, telephone 03-7726 1588 (Mon – Fri; 10am – 6pm or Sat & Sun; 4pm – 10pm).
For more information on Perrier-Jouët, head over to https://www.perrier-jouet.com/uk-en/
For more information on The Roof, head over to http://theroof.com.my