Whoever said thirteen is the number of doom is about to be proven wrong. Thanks to the recent association between the Four Seasons, New York and Louis XIII Cognac, starting from April, on the 13th of every month, the hotel will host an intoxicating experience for its guests to enjoy. As part of the collaboration, fortunate guests who reserve the hotel’s Royal Suite or its stunning Ty Warner Penthouse (the most expensive one-bedroom penthouse in North America at $50,000 a night) on this special day, will get to partake in a unique cognac experience that will be held within the hotel’s premises.
The eventful night will begin within the confines of one’s suite, where guests will be joined by Philippe Vasilescu, Louis XIII’s New York ambassador, who will narrate the Cognac’s rich antiquity and unveil the science behind the spirit’s many complex layers before his audience. After a one-on -one history lesson, guests will next be greeted to a grand ceremony where the cognac will be served to them in beautiful crystal glasses with the use of longish white-gold pipettes. Alongside a glass of the mesmerizing liquid, one can also get to sample a lavish spread of foods that include wild black sea bass with Cognac lobster broth, foie gras lobster ravioli, tea-smoked and roasted Crescent Farms duck steak with Shinsu apples and Cognac-cured foie gras brûlée. The night will then end on a sweet note with dessert and a finale shot of the Louis XIII.
The four course dinner meal and the well-thought canapes served alongside the Cognac will be carefully curated by Four Seasons New York’s executive chef – John Johnson. At the end of one’s stay, guests will also get to take home a matching set of crystal glasses, provided by Rémy Martin along with an exclusive invitation for a tour of the Rémy Martin Estate and Louis XIII cellars in France. Could savoring Cognac get any better? We highly doubt!