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Clicquot brings the grand dame of degustation to Queenstown

Friday 18 July 2014, 4:22PM
By Starseed


The highly anticipated Clicquot in the Snow event kicks off in Queenstown on Wednesday 30 July and is a week-long celebration of champagne style apres ski. The ultimate highlight for winter enthusiasts with a culinary bent is a five-course Clicquot Degustation Dinner at The Hilton’s Wakatipu Grill on Friday 1 August.

The audacious menu created especially for the event by head chef Frederic Monnier will consist of five courses, each matched to one of Clicquot’s star champagnes. Diners can expect to devour main dishes including Sous Vide free range chicken roulade, porcini mousse, fondant potato, roasted beets and jus gras matched with the ultimate star of the champagne house – Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame. This is followed by a sweet ending of Heilala vanilla cheesecake, texture of pineapple, sorbet and coconut crumbs perfectly paired with Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé.

Tickets to this bespoke dinner cost $150 per person and early bookings are highly recommended. To book tickets to the Clicquot Degustation Dinner, contact The Hilton, Queenstown on 03 450 9400.

Other highlights on the Clicquot in the Snow event calendar include Veuve Clicquot brunch sessions at Pier 19 offering a bespoke menu specially matched to Veuve Clicquot for a set price. An exclusive Kathryn Wilson runway show at the Heliworks Hanger, Clicquot Snow Bar at Coronet Peak as well as Clicquot Official After Party celebrations and late night sessions at Queenstown party favourites, The Bunker and Barmuda.

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