OMGD Vietnam Dinner
Hanoi, March 26, 2021
At La Bête Steakhouse & Cigar Lounge
" there was an impressive selection of wines and beverages "

Under the sign of the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD), the Bailliage hosted a sold-out dinner (there were 20 seats only) at La Bête Steakhouse & Cigar Lounge in Hanoi.

Given that it was an OMGD event, naturally there was an impressive selection of wines and beverages for the members and their distinguished guests to enjoy.

The five-course dinner, presented by Executive Chefs Đoàn Tuấn and Nguyễn Viết Tuấn, featured dry-aged meats that are unique to Vietnam. The wine-pairings were provided by The Warehouse Hanoi.

Established in 2001, The Warehouse is one of the leading wine importers and distributors in Vietnam with a list comprising 1000+ wines from 16 countries around the world. The Warehouse is also Vietnam’s exclusive distributor of crystal glassware brand Schott Zwiesel from Germany.

La Bête (Lit. English: The Animal) makes a speciality of its meat. Their beef and pork are dry-aged in Himalayan salt and environment-controlled for 28 days. The result is the tenderness and multi-flavour of the meats that their clients may well have never experienced before.

RECEPTION

Beef tartare with rice crackers
Flying fish roe with rye bread
Iron Balls Gin and Tonic

MENU

Oyster
(from Chef Creek, Deep Bay, British Columbia)
goat’s cheese, apple juice, pickles, salmon roe
Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine ‘sur lie’ 2017
Château du Cléray - Loire Valley, France
[Grape variety: Melon de Bourgogne]

Tomato
Grilled tomatoes
(from Đà Lạt, Vietnam)
crusty tart, cashew pesto, yogurt cream sphere
Landsborough Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Domaine Tournon, M Chapoutier - Victoria, Australia
[Grape variety: Chardonnay]

Hamachi
21 day dry-aged Hamachi fish
(from Hokkaido, Japan)
flamed with miso, pea risotto, Camembert foam, fish stock
Lafôret Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017
Joseph Drouhin - Burgundy, France
[Grape variety: Pinot Noir]

Hereford
35 day dry-aged Hereford ribeye
(from Herefordshire, England)
foie gras ravioli, caramelized onion
Béarnaise sauce
Alta Vista ‘Terroir Selection’ 2018
Mendoza, Argentina
[Grape variety: Malbec]

Apple
Green apple purée
pink pepper, cocoa crumble, caramel ice cream
La Perle d’Arche 2016
Château d’Arche - Sauternes, France
[Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon]

Coffee or Artisanal Tea
Vietnamese Black Coffee or Lotus Tea

At the end of dinner, to their great delight of attendees were served a special Iron Balls Gin-infused chocolate bon bon specially prepared by Cyrus Chocolat in Ho Chi Minh City,

The Bailliage’s OMGD section is excited to present special events, such as this one at La Bête, to its members who are by definition curious for the finest food and beverage experiences ranging from hundred-point wine dinners to perfect pairings that tell an unforgettable story. As usual, event locations remain secret until their respective announcement date. Exclusive menus make for a unique experience every time.

Rajesh “Raj” Taneja
Bailli Délégué

The Bailliage of Vietnam supports the underdog by giving from its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Fund to local charity, with the aim of making Vietnam richer, more vibrant and an unmissable culinary destination.