The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 launched in spectacular fashion as guests were taken through a unique four-course dinner and cocktail pairing experience that truly elevated the Hennessy V.S.O.P drinking experience. The menu and specially-crafted cocktails were conceptualized by the team at Hacha Mecha and IKKI Bar.
To celebrate its second collaboration with renowned art director Peter , Hennessy V.S.O.P curated an intimate cocktail and dinner experience that not only brought to life the vibrant hues of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 bottle, but also the rich, distinctive flavours of the liquid itself.
The unique menu paired Japanese flavours with the sweet, fruity notes of the Hennessy V.S.O.P through a selection of various classic cocktail adaptations:
Yakitori Tasting Platter
(Chicken Tsukene, Chicken Thigh & Leek, and Mozzarella Balls)
Paired with Horse’s Neck (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Ginger Ale, Angostura Bitters and Lemon Wedges)
Wagyu / Chicken Karage Sliders
Paired with Side Car (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Triple Sec and Lemon Juice)
Truffled Wagyu Donburi / Char Grilled Miso Salmon
Paired with Mint Julep (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Angostura Bitters, Mint Leaves)
“Cold Tuna Sashimi”
Paired with Hennessy on the rocks
Guests were serenaded by the vocal stylings of Talitha Tan, one of the newest songstresses in the Malaysian scene, for which she played a variation of both original songs and unique covers of the current popular hits.
Following the four-course pairing, guests were invited upstairs to IKKI for specially-crafted cocktails by Lead Bartender, Mr Osmund Bernard. The cocktail session entailed a special masterclass session with Osmund himself who took guests through the inspiration and procedure behind each unique cocktail.
The French Summer cocktail was available for that night only and featured a refreshing take on the Hennessy V.S.O.P flavours, giving guests a taste of summer in France as a tribute to the heritage of the Hennessy brand.
A Letter from Mr. Ikki took the spotlight of the cocktail session with its full-bodied, rich flavours and served as the perfect after-dinner drink. The cocktail brings out hints of oak and coffee, complemented with Ikki Chocolate Bitters that combine spices and herbs with chocolate. A Letter from Mr. Ikki is currently available on the menu at IKKI. The delectable cocktails were complemented by a musical performance from Daphne Charice. For more information on the A Letter from Mr. Ikki and to learn how it is made, do visit: https://www.facebook.com/HennessyMalaysia/videos/1136810969684192/?__mref=message_bubble
Guests continued to revel in the celebrations of the night as Avalon, LiveHouse and Zouk Club KL simultaneously hosted exclusive Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 parties, offering guests and patrons alike a variety of entertainment for everyone.
The launch of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 celebrates the legacy of exceptional character through its collaboration with acclaimed British art director Peter Saville, who is renowned for his innate flair for colours and remarkable technique of re-contextualizing data as a visual and cultural language. The intimate evening brought this celebration to life by showcasing not only the vibrant personality of the brand, but also the versatility of the liquid itself through the cocktails and food pairings.
Through Saville’s science-based artwork, the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition series reveals in architectural, emotionally resonant imagery – of color, contrast, finish and texture — the harmony that V.S.O.P aficionados have appreciated for nearly 200 years.