Rémy Martin Summer Luncheon at 34 in Mayfair
To celebrate the appointment of Baptiste Loiseau as their new appointed Cellar Master Rémy Martin last week invited twenty selected guests to celebrate a special moment in the heart of Mayfair at the famous 34. Gentlemans Butler was one of the twenty.
This was also a suitable moment to bid farewell to the renowned former Cellar Master,Pierrette Trichet, marking the first time in the history of Rémy Martin for both Cellar Masters to visit the UK side by side.
The lunch was held at 34 in the heart of Mayfair, just off Grosvenor Square. A beautiful restaurant both in décor and ambiance; burnt orange banquettes, oak parquet and a colourful contemporary art collection.
As we arrived we were greeted by cocktails titled the “Pierrette” and “Baptiste”, bespoke creations for this event. Both Cellar Masters shared their stories, experiences and their responsibility to continue the legacy of the House of Rémy Martin.
The etiquette of conversation was flowing and I was lucky enough to have Monica Pang next to me, discussing our mutual Chinese interests.
Having accidentally broken a glass during their speech, which in Germany brings good luck, the luck was certainly with us as we enjoyed a stunningly good meal but also learnt more about Rémy Martin, both orally and verbally.
After 38 years at the House, Pierrette has decided to hand the baton to Baptiste at the beginning of this year.
During the afternoon, Baptiste took a moment to express his gratitude; raising a glass, he said “I am honoured to be part of this lineage of Cellar Masters, who have passed on their secrets and expertise from one to another during the last century to ensure the consistency of Rémy Martin’s legacy will be continued. I’m looking forward to this new chapter and the great challenge to carry forward this tradition in the future.”
The wonderful day was rounded off by an exclusive tasting of Rémy Martin Centaure de Diamant, which launches in the UK this month. Centaure de Diamant is the last creation of Pierrette Trichet and features the most outstanding, Fine Champagne eaux‑de‑vie from this famous region, aged between 20 and 50 years old.
Centaure de Diamant is now exclusively available at Harrods for £800, with further limited distribution from July onwards.