Moët & Chandon has joined forces with Michelin-star chef Jason Atherton in a culinary collaboration at three London restaurants, centred on Moët’s Grand Vintage Rosé.
The champagne house’s chef de cave, Benoît Gouez, designed the menu alongside Atherton, who is a brand ambassador for Moët.
The menus use a trio of Moët Grand Vintage Rosés – 2009, which was launched last year, as well as 2004 and 1990, both of which have been shipped en magnum from Moët’s cellars.
The three paired menus, at City Social, Pollen Street Social and Social Eating House, differ in order to reflect each restaurant’s individual style, and are available from this Saturday (10 February) for five weeks.
Priced at £145 each, the menus include dishes such as ‘roast langoustine, poached rhubarb, celery leaf, pink peppercorn’, paired with the 2009 vintage at Social Eating House; and ‘Highland venison loin, red cabbage, cranberry, fig and shoulder won ton’, paired with the 1990 vintage at City Social.
Moët Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 is described by Gouez as an ‘exceptional year’, with Pinot Noir providing the wine’s backbone – its proportion in the blend (59%, of which 19% is red wine) is the highest for Grand Vintage Rosé since 1996.