From the day that Martell was founded in 1715, it has always had close links to gastronomy and fine arts. On February 7, 2013, Martell will again present this unforgettable experience for Cognac, gourmet and fine arts connoisseurs at SKYE Bar & Restaurant, Menara BCA, 56th floor. Jl. MH Thamrin no 1. Jakarta. This must attend event will start from 6:30 P.M. and will provide the exquisite combinations of Martell Pure Gourmet and Fine Arts.
Enjoy the art of culinary presented by Chef Pascal Nebout from Martell Cognac, Chef Vindex Tengker and Chef Aldo Volpi that will bring you to a new heightened enjoyment of Martell and a unique gastronomic moment. Chef and cellar master are craftsmen at the core as they carefully select ingredients to create a masterful blend of tastes in cuisine and cognac respectively.
The perfect pairing of both these two elements is what made the Martell Pure Gourmet dinner an evening of pure indulgence. You will also be inspired with the exquisite masterpiece by Indonesian talented contemporary artists: Shawnee Puti, Peter Tjahjadi, Nus Salomo, Syagini Ratna Wulan and ISIS, and complete the moment with Martell Cognac that served for your satisfaction.
“It is interesting to see that Martell came out with the idea for enjoyment of its products with food or gastronomy which we called it, Pure Gourmet. To pair this finest Cognac with quality dishes is excellent opportunity for many Cognac lovers, and especially for some connoisseurs who want to further explore the excitement of this luxury Cognac,” says Edhi Sumadi, Pernod Ricard Indonesia’s General Manager.
“On different note, Martell is also a pioneer in the industry to work with the contemporary art society, working with artists and art exhibits around the world. In fact, the link between Art and Martell Cognac is so strong and what makes this Cognac is all about. All of these have helped to broaden our knowledge and understanding on many different ways and how to enjoy our Cognac. I believe both Pure Gourmet and Contemporary Art platforms are great opportunities for Martell as the Luxury Cognac leader to continue staying at the cutting edge in the industry,” he added.
MARTELL AND GASTRONOMY: THE PERFECT MATCH
Jean Martell was a character who enjoyed the finer things in life with a passion for tasting rare dishes and delicacies: ‘Our duty should be a pleasure and our pleasure a duty’.
According to Jean Martell, quality is ‘the most powerful weapon that we can use’. It is surely this focus on quality that has led to Martell being served not only during dinners by emperors, kings and politicians but also to mark key historic moments with the signing of the Armistice in 1918, the coronation of King George V and on iconic, luxury journeys with the Orient-Express, the Queen Mary, Concorde…
For the past few years Martell has been working towards creating the perfect Martell gastronomy. From Benoit Fil to the chefs and the international Martell ambassadors, all have contributed to this gastronomic discovery in search of the pleasure of culture and the elevation of the Martell experience. A symbol of Martell’s passion and ambition, the Château de Chanteloup is a place of inspiration.
Out of this culture and passion, Pure Gourmet was born, derived from Martell’s philosophy in creating its cognac by the purest means – from its precise choice of crus (vineyard), eaux de vie filtered of lees (the process), distillation of clear wines only, then the ageing process in fine-grain oak barrels.
Martell Pure Gourmet emphasises on quality ingredients as the principal characteristic that defines its unique gastronomic experience. Three pure ingredients are chosen from renowned terroirs worldwide and are then prepared in a skillful and unpretentious manner masterfully crafted in symphony with the internationally versatile and luxurious range of Martell cognac including Martell VSOP, Martell Cordon Bleu, Martell XO, Martell Chanteloup Perspective, Martell Creation Grand Extra and L’OR de Jean Martell.
Martell cognac has long been linked with the French sense of refinement, and every bottle embodies the experience of unrivalled craftsmen: cellar masters, growers, and distillers, who have handed down their expertise from generation to generation.
It is the skill and vision of these craftsmen that has made the House of Martell an icon of French excellence and resulted in Martell’s latest incarnation of pure luxury.