It was an exceptional day when esteemed watchmaker Vacheron Constantin (V&S), Rolls Royce, and Chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry) came together and offered one of the most exquisite experiences. Hosted one day before the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world-renowned annual classic cars show, the dinner featured a one-of-a-kind preparation by Chef Thomas Keller. Hosted at a private villa in the hills of Carmel, California, the 60 special guests of the car and watchmaker were welcomed with Cuvée French Laundry sparkling wine and graceful music from a Jazz trio.
The watchmaker displayed some of the newest models like the Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis collection, the Patrimony Traditionelle 2253 Equation of Time in platinum, and the Métiers d’Art Kalla – Haute Couture timepieces before the cocktail, during which guest was able to interact with the kitchen staff from Keller’s restaurant The French Laundry.
The 6-course menu was a tribute to car and watchmaker with the courses named after the lineage of both the brands – “Silver and Platinum,” “Anglage,” “Patrimony,” “Best Made Better,” “Métiers d’Art,” and “Bespoke.” The guests also witnessed a live demonstration by a V&S watchmaker.
Rolls Royce also displayed its newest Phantom Series II and Ghost models, and guests had an opportunity to take a drive in these suave vehicles.
Before the guests left, they were presented with Treasures of Vacheron Constantin book, an embroidered pashmina from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and delicious house-made shortbread cookies from The French Laundry. What a way to host a Saturday!
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