Veuve Clicquot and Joël Robuchon, knights on a quest for excellence
REIMS, France February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In February 2013, the House of Veuve Clicquot and star chef Joël Robuchon will join their renowned savoir-faire to create the perfect ambiance, balancing quality with conviviality.
Veuve Clicquot has long been known to partner with innovative designers and architects, fostering and celebrating creativity. Today Veuve Clicquot begins a great culinary adventure, partnering with Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon whose remarkable creativity has concocted world renown.
Passion and savoir-faire
Veuve Clicquot has pursued a noble quest for excellence for 240 sparkling years. Forever seeking to maintain "Only one quality – the finest,” as first asserted by Mme Clicquot herself, the House has set an unparalleled standard. Along the same trajectory, Joël Robuchon is today recognized as a “pope of gastronomy,” able to draw new qualities from the simplest of flavors and enhancing the pure qualities of his raw materials. The two notorious names, known for their high standards and a unforgivable perfectionism, today unite their specialties.
The unique Veuve Clicquot style has sparkled via its cuvées d’exception (exceptional vintages) since 1772. The Yellow Label, dominated by the Pinot Noir grape, personifies the House style, while the refreshing Rosé, first created by Madame Clicquot in 1818, is still created with the same blend. But the quintessence of Veuve Clicquot and its style is La Grande Dame, a cuvée de prestige that has been enchanting palates since 1972.
Dominique Demarville, Veuve Cliquot’s Cellar Master, continues to honor House quality and tradition, creating wines with a predominance of Pinot Noir to deliver structure and strength.
Meanwhile, Joël Robuchon holds 26 Michelin stars, the highest number of any chef in the world. His professionalism, discipline, confidence and creativity have earned him an international reputation and respect. When he opened le Jamin, his first restaurant in 1981, it earned three Michelin stars for each of its first three years. His vision has never stopped evolving, and during his world travels, in particular those to Japan and Spain, he was inspired to develop a new restaurant concept that would promote his cuisine to the next level; based on a concept of quality products served in the spirit of conviviality, the Ateliers Robuchon were thus born. Chef Robuchon’s principles render him the true guide of French gastronomy, with his devotion to exceptional products or just the simplicity of his execution.
The alliance of excellence
Nominated “Chef of the Century” by his peers in 1990, the gastronomic chef of today is devoting himself to the harmony of food and wine pairing, uniting his culinary creations with the creations of Veuve Clicquot.
The subtle flavors of Chef Robuchon’s most emblematic dishes—whether his imperial caviar in its gelée, cream of cauliflower, or his deliciously simple potato purée—pair elegantly with the saffron-robed finesse of that legendary champagne wrapped in the color of sunshine, a color so emblematic of Veuve Clicquot. From the Tasting Room at the Hôtel du Marc, the prestigious Veuve Clicquot mansion in Reims, to the delicious Ateliers Robuchon scattered across the globe, the French art de vivre is to be displayed in a dazzling series of gastronomic voyages, featuring unique and elegant creations by Joël Robuchon and the House of Veuve Clicquot.
Veuve Clicquot wines will be the guests of honor in all Joël Robuchon restaurants, in France but also around the globe. The chef himself will also make several star appearances at the Hôtel du Marc to create decadent meals and pairings for VIP guests.
Touch, Twist and Style – this passion for excellence drives Veuve Clicquot and Joël Robuchon to conquer gastronomical kingdoms, it today leads them to a fortified destiny, side by side.