Join us for a prestigious evening at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, where you can enjoy a sumptuous menu crafted by Executive Chef, Paul Fong and his team which will be complimented by five fine Italian wines from the G.D. Vajra vineyards – Including two very highly rated and awarded Barolos. All set to the breathtaking backdrop of the Hong Kong harbour and Kowloon skyline.
The evening will start with Champagne apéritifs and an introduction to Champagne Thiénot by their Brand Ambassador, Anthony Rocher.
For the main meal owner, winemaker and family member, Giuseppe Vaira will guide us through the high altitude Barolo vineyards of the G.D. Vajra family estate, tasting a range of wines including Riesling, Barbera, Barolo and Moscato.
Seats are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.
|Date:||November 23rd 2023|
|Location||Rooftop Terrace, Royal Hog Kong Yacht Club, Kellet Island, Causeway Bay|
|Pre-dinner Champagne Tasting||8:00pm|
|Price||$918 per person|
|Main Guest Speaker||Mr. Giuseppe Vaira, Owner and Winemaker|
|Champagne Guest Speaker||Mr. Anthony Rocher, Champagne Thiénot Brand Ambassador|
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Menu and Wines
Italian Octopus Tail and Asparagus, Lobster Sushi, Passion Fruit and Pineapple Salsa
Wine: G.D. Vajra Langhe DOC Riesling Pétracine 2022
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet, Gratin Portobello Mushroom and Veggies, Roma Tomato Coulis
Wine: G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba DOC 2022 (RP90)
Duck Ravioli, Duck Bolognese
Wine: G.D. Vajra Barolo DOCG Albe 2018 (RP93/JS92/WS92/WE94)
Braised Australian Venison, Caramelised Baby Vegetables, Red Wine Reduction
Wine: G.D. Vajra Barolo DOCG Bricco Delle Viole 2017 (RP95/JS95/WS94/WE96)
Apple Tart, Vanila Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts
Wine: G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2022 (RP89)
Coffee or Tea
*Vegetarian option available - please contact us for details
About The Winery - G.D. Vajra
GD Vajra is a truly unique family estate with a history as interesting as the wines they produce. Located in Vergne, the highest village in Barolo, it sits among the vineyards at an altitude of 400 metres. Currently, the family tends all forty hectares including the outstanding Bricco delle Viole, one of the highest crus in Barolo.
Run by second generation winemakers Giuseppe, Isidoro and Francesca Vaira, the estate is overseen by their parents, Aldo and Milena. The winery’s history stretches back further still and is named after Giuseppe Domenico, Aldo's father. Aldo founded the estate in 1972, using vineyards that had been in the family since the 1920s.
The grapes of G.D. Vajra have always been grown close to nature. As they mature only late, the authentic, strong character and multi-faceted wines produced in the estate are of a cool elegance. Its aromatic finesse is brought into balance with a lively but well-proportioned acidity in beautifully modern and functionally designed cellars. The wines are traditionally characterised by a longer maceration and are predominantly aged in Slovenian barrels. In this Piedmontese winery, values such as wholeness and harmony are written in capital letters.
See all of our G.D. Vajra wines for sale here.
About The Winery - Champagne Thiénot
A boutique house with a human dimension, Champagne Thiénot has been a family adventure since 1985.
Undaunted by centuries of tradition, Alain Thiénot dared to create his own house, driven by his intimate knowledge of the winegrowers via 20 years of experience in Champagne grape brokerage and by the acquisition of prestigious vineyards in Grand Cru and Premier Cru. Today, Alain is supported by his children, Garance and Stanislas, in connivance with the promising cellar master, Nicolas Uriel who are all in search of perfection, are curious and open-minded. As a family they breathe their own touch of modernity into the House, while respecting its eminently Champagne style - fine, fruity and fresh wines that reflect a meticulous and artisanal know-how.
See all our Champagne Thiénot for sale here.