Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Art Of Champagne Tasting

If there is one champagne house that has its roots in artistic collaboration, it would have to be Perrier-Jouët. Ever since it was founded in 1811, Perrier-Jouët Champagne has been cultivating its taste for artistic creations. In 1902, artist Emile Galle, leader of the Art Nouveau movement, designed a bottle decorated with elegant Japanese enameled anemones. The bottle was used for the launch of Perrier-Jouët most prestigious cuvee, the Cuvee Belle Epoque. It is now one of the most recognised champagne bottles in the world.

Faithful to its artistic tradition, the champagne house partnered with French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance to create a unique champagne tasting table: The Perrier-Jouët Flower Table. Having a specially designed ice bucket no longer cuts it and pales in comparision to this exquisite table.

The Flower Table was first unveiled in April 2010 at the International Design Exhibition in Milan. It traveled to the finest establishments of Paris and Rome, and now made its debut in Singapore.

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a French interior designer/artist who was initially trained in metal sculpture at the Paris School of Art & Design, before he moved on to study Art Deco furniture. Hence, he is the perfect artist to create the Flower Table, given his understanding of Art Deco designs and sculptural forms. The Flower Table is designed with the philosophy of creating a unique tasting experience that touches all the senses, inviting one to share a spontaneous and intense moment.

As Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps says aptly: “It’s fascinating to see how oenology, art and gastronomy combined together to reveal the style and elegance of the Perrier-Jouët Champagnes. The experience is simply sublime”.

In Paris, Perrier-Jouët invited 3-star Michelin French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic in Paris to come up with some culinary delicacies to enhance and complement the sensory experience. In Singapore, Chef Julien Bompard from Le Saint Julien has been invited to create special amuse-bouches to complement the range of Perrier-Jouet champagnes.

Limited in quantities worldwide, with only 25 tables signed by the designer, one signed Flower Table will be displayed exclusively at Le Saint Julien from 10th February through 15th May 2011. To celebrate the launch, guests will get to enjoy complimentary amuse-bouches specially created by Chef Julien to accompany a glass of Perrier-Jouet champange.

For a virtual "Flower Table" experience, please visit

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