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DrinkWould You Splash Out On This $36,000 Frantzén's Kitchen And Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Wine Dinner?

Would You Splash Out On This $36,000 Frantzén's Kitchen And Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Wine Dinner?

Would You Splash Out On This $36,000 Frantzén's Kitchen And Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Wine Dinner?
By Charmaine Mok
By Charmaine Mok
February 12, 2018
The one-night-only dinner hosted by L’Imperatrice on March 11 will feature 13 courses by the celebrated Swedish restaurant paired with the wine estate’s star wines, from La Tache to Romanée-Conti

Here’s one for the oenophiles with money and an appetite to burn: on March 11, Frantzén’s Kitchen (one of T.Dining Hong Kong’s Top 20 Best Restaurants) will be collaborating with L’Imperatrice, premium wine importers, to present an exclusive one-night-only dinner featuring 13 courses of extravagant cuisine paired with ultra-premium and highly sought-after wines from legendary Burgundy wine estate Domaine De La Romanée-Conti (DRC). 

L'Imperatrice's director Julien Froger with Jim Löfdahl (Photo: Courtesy of L'Imperatrice)
Domaine De La Romanée Conti wines (Photo: Courtesy of L'Imperatrice)
Jim Löfdahl discussing the menu with the team at L'Imperatrice (Photo: Courtesy of L'Imperatrice)
The interiors of Frantzén's Kitchen in Sheung Wan (Photo: Courtesy of Frantzén's Kitchen)

Highlights from the epic wine dinner include bottles such as DRC’s 2003 La Tâche Grand Cru, highly regarded by critics such as Robert Parker (who rated it 99 points, noting its “immensely powerful and noble” character) and Jancis Robinson (who noted the wine would be at its optimum drinking window between 2012 and 2030, scoring it 19/20). The full list of wines (subject to change) are below:


DRC, Hautes Cotes de Nuits Bourgogne Blanc 2012
DRC, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Duvault Blochet 2009
DRC, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Duvault Blochet 2006
DRC, Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2006
DRC, Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2003
DRC, La Tache Monopole Grand Cru 2003
DRC, Romanee Conti Grand Cru 2007


On the food side, Frantzen’s Kitchen executive chef Jim Löfdahl has worked with the L'Imperatrice team to create a menu to accompany the wines, with items such as Norwegian king crab with textures of carrot, finger lime, yuzu olive oil and chrysanthemum; and deep-fried Scottish langoustine with puffed Koshihikari rice and birch tree mayonnaise. 

The dinner, priced at HK$36,000 a head, does not come cheap—though those who appreciate the rarity of DRC labels might possibly see this as a bargain. If you’re planning on going, you may register your interest by emailing with the number of seats you would like to reserve. As Franzen’s Kitchen seats a maximum of 36 guests, you’ll want to send those requests in fast. Once space is allocated, the balance will be required to be paid within 48 hours.

Frantzen’s Kitchen, G/F, 11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2559 8508;


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