Hennessy V.S.O.P celebrated the launch of the limited edition Privilège Collection 7 a couple of weeks ago with a gastronomic experience, featuring a specially designed menu and bespoke cocktails by Skillet@ 165 and Hyde 53.
The night showcased the limited edition design by Milan-based artistic duo, Carnovsky, while emphasizing the cognac’s versatility in the art of mixology and food pairing. Carnovsky designed patterns illustrating the elements of cognac as well as symbols signifying Hennessy’s history.
The duo then translated Hennessy’s story into separate designs, finishing it in “RGB” (Red, Green and Blue overlays) to illustrate the origin and spirit of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège.
Resulting in a single design, the three narrative layers are unveiled when viewed through a coloured filter. Red symbolises energy, depicting the efforts in creating V.S.O.P Privilège, while green is reminiscent of Nature and the origins of the fruity V.S.O.P and blue represents the dream and sensorial journey of tasting V.S.O.P Privilège.
To convey the multiple facets of Hennessy V.S.O.P, the exclusive launch took guests through an exceptional culinary journey, with Chef Raymond of Skillet @ 163 curating three sets of canapés, each taking inspiration from a colour of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 7’s “RGB” design.
“It was an interesting feat to curate a menu to match the meaning and colours of the “RGB” design while still ensuring a complete and well-balanced experience. What we came up with was specific taste profiles for each colour that leads guests from light and refreshing (green), to heavy and strong (red) and finally ending with unique and comforting flavours (blue)”, commented Executive Chef Raymond Tham of Skillet @ 163.
The degustation menu was harmoniously tailored with cocktails by Andrew Tan, owner and mixologist of HYDE at 53M. The creative and colourful spirit of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 7 gave way to Andrew to conceptualize innovative and unconventional cocktails, matching the style and taste of the dishes perfectly.
Andrew’s inventive cocktails were inspired by Chef Raymond’s distinctive style of merging humble, local flavours with international “luxury” ingredients, prompting him to use flavours such as Chrysanthemum, Japanese Yuzu and Pandan in curating a delectably creative cocktail while staying true to local flavours.
Celebrations continued late into the evening as DJ Xu took over the decks, spinning his eclectic mix of electro-techno beats while guests danced the night away.
The launch of the new Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 7 exemplifies Hennessy V.S.O.P’s spirit of innovation and creativity by showcasing limited edition bottles, specially designed by the most esteemed artists in the industry, and by continuously pushing the boundaries of design, gastronomy and mixology.
The celebrations will continue with a series of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 7 parties across the nation. Party heads nationwide can look forward to exciting similar celebrations at VAC, Penang (15th April), Mixx Club, Melaka (21st April), BED Club, Kota Kinabalu (22nd April).