Moët & Chandon partners with ace French chef Yannick Alléno to create “Gastronomic” concept

It’s not by accident that we talk of the marriage of wine and food. For centuries, the two have been solemnized. However, as with all marriages, the wine and food matching rules can often be confusing if not contradictory. To curate food and wine history, Moët & Chandon have announced its new collaboration with three-time Michelin-starred French Chef Yannick Alléno – a passionate culinary perfectionist, a gastronomic original without extravagance. The world’s most-loved champagne meets one of the world’s great chefs, to enhance the rules of wine and food pairing.

Wine, Food and Soul
For all wine sensualists, Yannick Alleno has crafted the recipes to highlight the distinct flavors and subtleties of the legendary range of champagnes as never before.

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The recipes are a new expression of the House’s art de la table, where instead of choosing wines to match a menu, the House chooses champagne and the menu is then created around it.

Gastronomic Concept
Chef Yannick Alléno is renowned for crafting one-of-a-kind ‘culinary experiences’, uniquely modern interpretations of traditional dishes, and passion for gastronomy as an innovative art form. In this historic encounter of Moët & Chandon’s stylish wines and Yannick Alléno’s culinary vision, the two icons come together to share a new style of wine and food consumption.

Moët & Chandon will unveil LE& to inaugurate the collaboration with Yannick Alléno. A gastronomic and Grand Vintage concept for Spring/Summer 2014, LE & will open its doors at L’Orangerie in Epernay, on Moët & Chandon’s estate in France’s Champagne region, from June 9 – July 9, 2014.

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“LE & showcases an ultra-original, unexpected wine and food experience that could only be conceived together by Moët & Chandon and Yannick Alléno,” said Arnaud de Saignes, International Director of Marketing and Communication at Moët & Chandon. “LE & is the place where wine and food will provoke surprises and stimulate all senses, with our shared touch of style and fun!”

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