From 8 to 12 April 2014, famed Parisian artisan butcher Hugo Desnoyer will present his best wares at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus. Apart from a specialty menu designed by our Chef de Cuisine Frederic Chabbert, the pinnacle of the promotion will be a “Jackson Family and Hugo Desnoyer Wine Dinner” on 12 April 2014. Epicureans will be offered an exceptional pairing of quality French meats and top-notch Californian wines to be presented by two Master Sommeliers – Island Shangri-La’s Yohann Jousselin and Jackson Family Wines’ Dimitri Mesnard.
Renowned for his esteemed clientele, Hugo Desnoyer has been supplying meats to admirable names such as Alain Passard and Pascal Barbot for Michelin-starred restaurants and prestigious establishments like the Élysée Palace. Emphasising the importance of knowing the origin of the animals, Desnoyer maintains a close relationship with breeders he knows well, and even visits the farms regularly to ensure their operations are up to his required standards.
Desnoyer also believes that the right cut of the meats is vital in bringing out the best of the animals. To achieve the perfect cut, he adheres to his philosophy that the animals must not be stressed during the moment of slaughter; otherwise the quality of meat will be compromised. Relaxation is attained by playing classical music to the animals at this critical moment, which attributes to the optimal tenderness of the meats.
During his sojourn in Hong Kong, Desnoyer will personally explain to diners the different cuts of meat which will be presented on a trolley at Restaurant Petrus. Exquisite products, including milk-fed veal from Corrèze, beef limousine from Vienne and milk-fed lamb from Lozère, will be cooked to perfection and demonstrated in eight dishes by Chef Chabbert.
A grand finale to this promotion will be the “Jackson Family and Hugo Desnoyer Wine Dinner” to be held on 12 April 2014 at Restaurant Petrus. Priced at HK$2,400 with a 10% service charge per person, the five-course menu will be complemented by a hand-picked selection of Jackson Family wines to be presented by two Master Sommeliers – Asia’s only Master Sommelier Yohann Jousselin from Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong and Chairman for the European Court of Master Sommeliers Dimitri Mesnard from Jackson Family Wines. The connoisseur trio, including Desnoyer, promises an unforgettable evening of delectable fare and exquisite wines.
About Restaurant Petrus
Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus commands views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. It is renowned for having one of Asia’s largest wine cellars featuring a premium Château Pétrus collection and extensive vintages from other famous chateaux. Restaurant Petrus opens daily for for lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. For reservations, please call Restaurant Petrus on (852) 2820 8590, e-mail petrus.isl@shangri la.com or visit www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining
About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines, based in Sonoma County – in the heart of California’s wine country – is one of the few family-owned and operated winery groups of its kind. Founded in 1983 with a focus on artisanal wines of distinct character and quality, Jackson Family Wines’ portfolio of wineries includes Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Freemark Abbey, Murphy-Goode, Stonestreet, Matanzas Creek and Cambria, as well as a collection of luxury wineries, such as Cardinale and Verite. All of JFW’s wineries reflect a unique quality story steeped in extraordinary vineyards, remarkable artisan winemaking and the dedication of hard working, talented individuals.