Integral to The Dorchester’s well-renowned reputation is of course Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. On 5 September 2023, its Chef Patron Jean-Philippe Blondet and his team from the three Michelin-starred establishment will be joining forces with champagne House Dom Pérignon for an exclusive dining experience that celebrates the UK launch of the new Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2009.
A history of the two great names
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants, located in one of London’s most iconic hotels. Jean-Philippe Blondet and the team are all devoted to perfecting the art of hospitality and the restaurant provides elegantly informal service, stylish interiors, an unrivalled wine cellar and world class French contemporary haute-cuisine.
Dom Pérignon is equally as celebrated, with a notorious reputation beginning in 1668 in The Abbey of Hautvillers where, breaking all the rules and constraints, Dom Pierre Pérignon pushed the art of creation to a level of perfection never reached before in Champagne. Three centuries later, Dom Pérignon pursues this quest for perfection with its commitment to only create vintages and choose the best grapes from any of the 17 Grand Crus, including the legendary Premier Cru, Hautvillers. Dom Pérignon’s commitment to vintage is absolute.
A gastronomic adventure
The one night only experience will create a gastronomic fusion of excellence. The six-course tasting menu will combine Jean-Philippe’s French contemporary cuisine and passion for vegetables with exclusive vintages from Dom Pérignon. Jean-Philippe interprets Alain Ducasse’s cuisine in London in a contemporary and refined way. In keeping with Alain Ducasse’s philosophy, the ingredients are the key elements. Jean-Philippe only uses the freshest and most seasonal produce, strictly sourced for quality and provenance.
A really perfect pairing
Every dish on the menu is paired with an exclusive Dom Pérignon Vintage, making it a holistic sensory experience not to miss. From a hand-dived sea scallop with citrus beurre blanc and Kristal caviar to roasted Cornish sea bass paired with artichoke, hazelnut and rocket, or grilled ‘cœur de bœuf’ tomato steak with capers, parsley and farmhouse veal fillet – each dish has been carefully curated in a complementary fashion to the Dom Pérignon Vintages that range from 2004 to 2013.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2009
Born to push the limits of creation, it reflects a deep impulse to question everything, to embrace risk, experiment freely and to always go further. Dom Pérignon Rosé expresses this timeless desire to explore the edge, harnessing the raw power of the red of the pinot noir grape in a radiant assemblage. Tempered by a slow, masterful transformation during nearly 12 years in the cellar, Dom Pérignon Rosé is a vibrant incarnation of both light and darkness. It embodies both the dedication to creation and the radical exploration of new possibilities.
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