I was beyond excited when I got an invite to the intimate gathering for the Hennessy Gourmet x China Blue by Jereme Leung Collaboration.
I grew up eating Chinese food. I love it. I enjoy it. I could eat it every day. One of the best restaurants that offer a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine is China Blue, tailored by celebrity master chef Jereme Leung.
What makes this dinner all the more special is the collaboration with premium cognac Hennessy X.O. The menu selection of Chef Jereme Leung is perfectly paired with the intrinsic character of Hennessy X.O. for guests to discover a new sensation.
Here’s what we had-
Starter– Hennessy X.O. “On The Rock” + Steamed chicken potato bun. Deep fried Abalone with Mushroom, truffle pastry puff. Crisp aroma duck green salad with Kamquat sesame dressing
Pre-starter– Hennessy X.O. “piscine” Over Ice + Stir fried stuffed crab claw with crispy egg yolk shredded and butter cream. Seriously, this has got to be the best craw claw dish of all time.
Soup– Hennessy X.O. “On The Soup” + Double boiled king coconut with abalone, pork dumpling and cordyceps flower, peach gum consomme. It’s my first time to have a spoonful of X.O. added to my soup. It surprisingly tasted great! The cognac added flavor and dimension to it.
Main Course– Hennessy X.O. Neat + Wagyu beef cheeks and tendons with radish in a hot pot
Oven baked miso snow fish with Garlic white sauce
Baked Chinese sweet vinegar diced chicken, garlic rice in bamboo cup
Dessert– Hennessy X.O. “Tea Ice Rock” + Yunnan fresh rose petal ice cream and vanilla panna cotta served with pistachio chocolate banana
Wow, one of the best meals of my life! It made me realize that Hennessy can be enjoyed all throughout the meal, and not just as an after dinner drink. The complexity in texture and richness in flavor of Hennessy Cognac are a perfect complement to the vibrant flavours of Chinese Cuisine.
When the different blends of Hennessy Cognac are enjoyed with different ingredients in Chinese dishes, a new sensation can be discovered that will everyone delightfully surprised.
Thanks to the awesome people behind this event: Gio Robles (Marketing Manager, Moet Hennessy Philippines), Chef Jereme Leung, Olga Azarcon (Managing Director, Moet Hennessy Philippines), Matthew Lerat (Brand Heritage Manager, Moet Hennessy Philippines).