Don’t get us wrong – wine pairing is every inch a luxurious dining experience – but make it champagne pairing, and extravagance takes on a whole new level. To tantalise pleasure seekers, Perrier-Jouët, the bespoke label specialising in rare and elegant champagne, collaborated with award-winning gastro-lounge Signature @ The Roof to present a new degustation menu for sophisticated gourmands.
Offering a meticulous selection from its latest fusion offerings, the three-course dinner is a showcase of Perrier-Jouët’s exquisite floral and fruity cuvées of Grand Brut and Blason Rosé.
Being one of the firsts to experience it, we arrived at the restaurant and were whisked into a botanical themed setting, where a delectable voyage awaited.
We bagan with a medley of the establishment’s old and new highlights, namely an oyster shooter, garlic prawn bruschetta, otak otak wonton, mushroom salad and mushroom soup. Each was but a bite size, to urge diners to savour their core specialities – and to allow for lingering enjoyment of the paired Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Delicate and elegant, its freshness brought out the light and refreshing seafood elements. Worthy of mention was the otak otak, an imaginative concoction of deep fried wonton encasing spiced fish paste, and the creamy, umami-ness of the mushroom soup.
A quartet of mains – compactly portioned, beautifully presented, and inventively themed – were next. We savoured a flying tandoori chicken pasta, juicy lamb rack, deep-fried chicken rice ball and barramundi fillet. Once more, the Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut exhibited the versatility of its floral and fragrant notes that complemented the hearty characters of hearty carbs and protein. Intriguing, in particular, was the tandoori pasta flavoured with robust spices, and the chicken-studded rice balls with a crisp, golden layer, which went down well with the champagne.
Ending the sensorial experience was a dessert trio of chocolate brownie, red velvet 'cannoli' and lychee cheese tart. Finely portioned to linger sweetly in the mouth, the dense, bittersweet brownie, cream-filled red velvet cannoli and tropical cheesecake rounded off the sparkling fruitiness of the Blason Rosé.
Both champagnes are aromatic and impactful in flavour, but each possesses unique properties to heighten specific courses. Floral and delicate, the Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is a sparkling yellow robe of cherry plum, citrus, honeysuckle and butter, ideal for elevating savoury flavours. The Blason Rosé, on the other hand, is piquant and juicy, sparkling with blackcurrant buds, pears, apricot, crème de cassis and berries, that go hand in hand with dessert dishes.
Prices for this special Signature x Perrier-Jouët degustation menu begin at RM118++. For reservations, call 03-8605 3388 or visit theroof.com.my for more information.
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