Vietnam Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City, June 8, 2019
Mid-Year Premium Dinner at Le Corto
" As always, we are deeply grateful to our sponsors: LEGLE France, Caspiar Caviar "

The Bailliage held its 2019 “Mid-Year Premium Dinner” at Le Corto in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event was a glamorous affair with beautiful people coming from all over Asia for a “four-hands” dinner featuring two culinary superstars. Maître Rôtisseur Nicola Ceccomoro and Maître Rôtisseur Sakal Phoeung, united the culinary arts of Italy and France.

This black-tie formal soirée had gentlemen donning their finest tuxedos and ladies in classy, scintillating, eye-catching, elaborate evening wear. It was an evening of beautiful people, premium ingredients, advanced food techniques and fine wines. Naturally living up to the Vietnamese concept of “Ăn ngon và Mặc đẹp” (lit. eat well and dress well) which is depicted by the social media hashtag used for Chaîne events in Vietnam, #anngonmacdep.

The event was set in motion with canapés served alongside Syn Champagne - from the Saudoy commune in the Marne département of France - complementing the titbits with its dryness whilst presenting aromas of citrus flowers and ripened wheat on the nose.

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Crab meat and shellfish jelly
Caspiar Malossol Imperial caviar on a bed of ice
garnished with local edible flowers
Winkl Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Austria

Mille feuille of Wagyu beef sashimi layered with foie gras
Meursault , Château de Meursault 2016 - Burgundy

Squid ink risotto al dente
stracciatella, bottarga slices, Carabineros prawn
EDDA Chardonnay 2017 - Puglia, Italy

Snow-white Patagonian toothfish
asparagus coulis, potato thrice cooked in fat
Louis Latour Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge 2017 - Burgundy

Veal fillet, tofu cake, fig veal jus
Château Brown 2015 - Pessac-Léognan, France
Elio Grasso Barolo 1988 - Piedmont, Italy

Baked Alaska
topped with Grand Marnier and set ablaze table-side
Syn Champagne NV - France

After dinner, guests gathered on Le Corto’s terrace for Syn’s Dominican Reserve cigars and Frapin Cigar Blend Cognac known for its sweet, vanilla, caramelized apples and passion fruit notes - a complete accompaniment to any cigar.

As always, we are deeply grateful to our sponsors: LEGLE France, Caspiar Caviar.

Rajesh (Raj) Taneja
Bailli Délégué