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Who said food cannot be paired with cognac?!
On October 2nd Hennessy hosted a private dinner with Mr. Maurice Richard Hennessy at Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. Guests entered into the rustic carriage house of the original Harold Lloyd estate and were greeted with a perfectly-concocted glass of the Hennessy “Apple Fiz”, which were passed out by several of Hennessy’s stunning samplers. Guests mingled with Mr. Hennessy and enjoyed passed appetizers created by Lucque’s executive chef, Chef Suzanne Goib. They were then seated and Mr. Maurice Hennessy began educating attendees on the many generations of history of Hennessy.
Maurice proceeded to introduce the 18-carat and gold labeled bottle of the Hennessy Paradis Imperial designed by Stephanie Balini for a rare tasting of the higher-marqued cognac. Guests sampled the rare blended cognac and were educated on how to taste each of the notes that Paradis Imperial has to offer. They also enjoyed a lavish 3-course meal featuring: Braised Beef and Seelhead Salmon paired with Hennessy’s specialty mixed drinks like: The Hennessy Ginger, Hennessy Spice, and Hennessy Paradis Imperial. After raising a final toast, attendees noshed on a special dessert with a flourless chocolate torta which included roasted dates and was topped with a cup of espresso.
Source Story and Photo: Karen Civil