Two wines from the Roederer family portfolio were featured at Robert Parker’s “Gala Hedonist’s” or “100 Point wine” Dinner hosted on Friday 27th February at two-Michelin starred restaurant The Ledbury, London.
The black-tie dinner featured eight wines, including Roederer-owned Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1982, with Cristal 2002 en magnum as an aperitif. A place at the dinner cost £1,800.
Attended by guests who had flown in from across the world expressly for the event, the dinner for 55 was a sell-out, offering a rare opportunity to dine with one of – if not the most influential wine critic today, whose palate and judgement forged the reputation of some the world’s most famous wines.
The dinner was preceded the day before by a two-hour masterclass for 500 guests, hosted at the Royal Courts of Justice, with tickets costing £450 a head.
· Cristal 2002
Chantilly of Oyster; Tartare of Sea Bream and Frozen English Wasabi
· Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2009
· Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard 2008
Scottish Langoustine Wrapped in Shiitake, Pumkpin, Mandarin & Ginger
· Peter Michael Winery Ma Danseuse 2010
Aged Pigeon, Rhubarb, Beetroot & Olive
· Chateau Haut-Brion 1989
· Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1982
Herdwick Lamb, Salt Baked Turnip, Padron Pepper and Garlic
· Colgin Cellars IX Estate 2007
· Chateau Ausone 2003
Belted Galloway Beef, Smoked bone Marrow, black Truffle and Tea
· Hundred Acre Fortification 2007
Molasses Tart Dusted with Cocoa and Coffee, Dried Grapes, Ginger Ice Cream