Moët & Chandon MCIII Brut 001.14: Multi-Vintage

Aging has never looked this good and it is all thanks to the Moët & Chandon MCIII Brut 001.14. More about that somewhat awkward name in a bit. Released just over a year ago, it has taken awhile to get to some markets here in Southeast Asia. The luxury champagne producer has created a multi-vintage champagne using vintage wines that are matured in three distinct environments. To craft a truly...

Louis XIII Cognac Sets New Sotheby’s Record

Sotheby’s set a new record of $558,000 with the sale of three Louis XIII L’Odyssée D’un Roi limited edition decanters. The three specially crafted decanters are the result of more than a century of fine craftsmanship from three prestigious French luxury houses: Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis . Before the auction that saw the decanters being sold for a total of $558,000, the objets-d’art had a...

German Gymnasium Most Beautiful London Restaurant

The most beautiful restaurant in all London is a German gymnasium… Well, the German Gymnasium, in fact. This stunning two-story restaurant served in a former life as England’s first purpose-built gym and helped to host London’s first National Olympic Games in 1866. In a twist that might be hard to understand, the German brasserie has been named the most beautiful eatery at the Restaurant &...

World’s 50 Best Names Dominique Crenn Top Chef

The honorary prize for Best Female Chef, awarded by the same people behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, has a new winner this year – French molecular gastronomist (if we can use such a word) Dominique Crenn. Take the ‘molecular’ part with a caveat, though, because putting a term like that on Crenn may be narrowing down the full scope of her abilities. While the dishes she runs at her two...