Why Ming Court And Lalique’s Collaboration Is A Match Made In Heaven
Cordis, Hong Kong’s much-loved Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant and the renowned French heritage crystal brand are joining forces for Nature Sauvage – a one-of-a-kind collaboration combining gourmet food, fine wine and a stunning setting.
Available from now until 12 January 2021, this exquisite collaboration between Ming Court and Lalique is the first of its kind in Asia and will introduce diners to a very special themed room and menu, created especially for the year-long event and inspired by nature – a perfect partnership that represents a true meeting of minds between the restaurant and the glassmakers.
Boasting over a century of craftsmanship expertise, Lalique’s flawless crystal creations delight in reinterpreting the beauty of the natural world, earning the brand plaudits from around the globe. Likewise, Ming Court’s refined take on traditional Cantonese cuisine, where nature’s finest ingredients are turned into culinary works of art, has seen it awarded Michelin-star status in Hong Kong for over a decade.
Especially for Nature Sauvage, one of Ming Court’s exclusive private rooms has received a dazzling bespoke makeover courtesy of Lalique – with elegant new furnishings, decorative elements and sophisticated tableware chosen from the luxury brand’s trademark nature-themed collections. Meanwhile, Ming Court’s Executive Chef Li Yuet-Faat has created a similarly elegant eleven-course menu designed to befit this spectacular setting, with seasonal produce that represents the best nature has to offer throughout the year, including top-drawer ingredients like abalone, bird’s nest, caviar and sea cucumber.
Of course, it’s only fitting that there is a sensational wine pairing too – and Ming Court’s sommelier has carefully chosen four extraordinary pours to accompany Chef Li’s standout menu. This includes three of Lalique’s own world-renowned wines, alongside Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (rated a perfect 100 by international wine authority James Suckling), all of which will be served in Lalique & James Suckling 100 Points glassware. Each guest will also receive a complimentary Lalique scented candle to take home, providing a lasting memory of an unforgettable meal.
Highlights of the Nature Sauvage dinner include Yoshihama dried abalone in Jian Nan Chun Chinese liquor with Oscietra caviar and preserved plum jelly, breathtakingly presented in Lalique’s striking Champs-Élysées crystal bowl. This decadent abalone dish has been paired with Louis Roederer Cristal 2008, which has been aged for an unprecedented ten years before its release.
A dish of baked black cod with black bean, leeks and crispy ginger is accompanied by Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2016, Grand Vin Sec, Bordeaux Blanc – a well-rounded white wine with hints of honey and pear that beautifully bring out the flavours of the gloriously fatty fish. Elsewhere, sautéed Australian M9 Wagyu beef with green asparagus, rock salt and garlic has been paired with Château Faugères 2016, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, which features rich plum and mulberry notes to match the meltingly tender meat.
Desserts have not been neglected either. End your meal in sparkling style with a delicate chilled coconut milk, aloe vera and imperial bird’s nest pudding, served for maximum visual impact in a classic Lalique champagne coupe. This contemporary take on a timeless Chinese dessert has been paired with the Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2015, 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, a polished finale that effortlessly balances sweetness, acidity and full-bodied fruit.
Delivering delicious food, wonderful wines, immaculate presentation and world-class service, all in a truly magnificent setting, Ming Court and Lalique’s Nature Sauvage tasting menu promises to be a real meal to remember – and an ideal way to celebrate the new decade.
Ming Court’s Nature Sauvage eleven-course dinner with four-glass wine pairing is priced at HK$2,888 (plus 10% service charge) and is available for booking for 6 or 12 guests from now until 12 January 2021. For more information, call +852 3552 3028 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for advanced reservation placement.