Highlights of the week include the Bordeaux Imperial Evening with René Gabriel “The Wine Pope”, on the 15th May, and the Kitchen Party on the final evening, the 20th May. The first night will feature a curated selection of eight outstanding Bordeaux wines, all above 94 Parker points, in 6lt Imperial bottles, from the renowned wine connoisseur René Gabriel, known as “The Wine Pope”. Amongst this selection are wines such as the 1995 Cos d’Estournel, the 1999 Monbousquet or the 2000 Pichon Baron. The wines, from the Margaux, St. Estephe, St. Emilion, Pauillac, Pomerol and Sauternes regions, will be served in GABRIEL-GLAS glasses and will be paired with the magnificent creations of five world-class chefs, including Eckart Witzigmann from Ikarus at Hangar 7 and Silvio Nickol from Palais Coburg (four Gault &; Millau toques).
The Kitchen Party on the 20th of May, an extraordinary tasting experience, will offer 350 guests the opportunity to savour the amazing creations of over 20 of the World’s top chefs, accompanied by some of the best international wines and gourmet delicacies. Amongst the acclaimed chefs for this evening are Jacob-Jan Boerma from De Leest restaurant, Nigel Haworth from Northcote restaurant in the UK, Sergi Arola from LAB by Sergi Arola, Juan Amador from Wirtshaus Amador restaurant (three Gault Millau Toques), Henrique Sá Pessoa from Alma restaurant in Lisbon, Rui Paula from Casa de Chá da Boa Nova restaurant and Karlheinz Hauser from Seven Seas restaurant in Germany.
Amongst the 20 producers are Herdade dos Grous, Imperial Caviar, Dirk Neipoort from Nierpoort Wines in Douro, Alvaro Palacios from Spain, and the wines from Domaine de Trimbach in France.