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Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship: Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows 2015

A gastronomic affair

Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship: Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows 2015
Hennessy X.O returns for its 9th instalment this year in the heart of Kuala Lumpur from 5—10 October 2015

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the distinguished cognac and Moet Hennessy commemorated the occasion by taking on the theme of ‘Celebrating 250 Years of Exceptional Craftsmanship’. Over the six nights, guests joined in on the celebration of gastronomic excellence at Zebra Square where they rediscovered the extraordinary legacy of Hennessy that has been handed down through generations of Hennessy and Fillioux families. 

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Upon arrival, guests dressed in their finest lounge suits were greeted by Moet Hennessy Brand Ambassador Mr. Chong Wai Keng who introduced two new ways of enjoying the classic cognac — over a Pu Er tea ice rock and paired with earl grey chocolate. Guests were then ushered into a elegant lounge overlooking an eye-catching LED lit flower garden where guests were able to view an exhibition of the journey around the world that Hennessy took to pave its way to the excellence it has achieved today. 

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The main event began in the dining hall that was designed to resemble the interior of a French château with the introduction of Chef Victor Liong’s first dish consisting of a quartet of his signature appetisers named ‘The Perfect Blend’, which perfectly enhanced the flavours of Hennessy X.O. The next dish that followed, the ‘1859’ made with a combination of the finest ingredients from France and China, was conceived to mark the year Hennessy became an icon of celebration, power, and prestige in China. 

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The gastronomic journey continued with the ‘Hennessy Road’ and ‘Spirit of Conquest’, both seafood dishes with heavy Chinese influences that continued to explain the growth of the brand in Asia. The journey concluded with ‘The Golden Elixir’, an egg custard infused with Jasmine tea, served with a glass of Hennessy X.O with a Pu Er tea ice rock, which made for a light and delightful end to the 5-course meal.

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This memorable cognac experience was a true display of Hennessy X.O’s quest for perfection, which was perfectly encapsulated by the talented Chef Victor Liong through his culinary innovation in modern Chinese cuisine that resembles fine cognac — a blend of age-old recipes and techniques, perfected through centuries of evolution.

Rachel Ong

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