OMGD China Dinner

Bailliage of Shanghai, China
Pudong (Shanghai), March 4, 2023

Chinese New Year in Aurora at Shanghai Disneyland
" Bringing the delightful evening to a close, we celebrated the birthday of Bailli Délégué Allen Wong with a birthday cake "

After a long break for the holiday, our Bailliage ushered in the Chinese New Year with an Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD) champagne dinner at Aurora. On the 8th floor of the Disney Hotel, it boasts a magnificent panoramic view of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Fifty members and guests participated in this fabulous event - the ultimate exclusive dining experience.

The name ‘Aurora’ is based on the fairy tale of the Disney princess known as Sleeping Beauty. Our magic night started with a welcome drink of Champagne Billecart-Salmon, accompanied with a great selection of savoury canapés.

Bailli Délégué Allen Wong, who is a Member of the Conseils d’Administration and Magistral, with Bailli of Shanghai Lisa Leung delivered the welcome speeches. They introduced our guest of honour, Mr Joan Valadou, Consul General of France in Shanghai who also gave a speech. This was followed by Mr Jean-Marie Pratt’s vivid presentation of Champagne Billecart-Salmon. Last but not least, special thanks were given to Ms Tiantian, our sponsor of the Ramesses II caviar.

Vice-Conseiller Culinaire Edward Zhong, Executive Chef of Aurora, prepared a special menu suited to the elegant champagnes. Edward’s cuisine can be described as “modern global”, a reflection on his dynamic, borderless outlook to his profession.


Roasted Kerr’s Pink potato ice cream
Ramesses II caviar, coriander pearl

Dungeness crab salad, sesame crisp
yuzu, lemon puree
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature NV
(served from magnums)

Broccoli chowder
salted silver cod, charred broccolini
blue cheese foam

Deep-fried French oyster
mussel and lobster escabeche, Dijon orange glaze
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut ‘Sous bois’ NV

Pineapple sorbet with seared pineapple

Wagyu M3 beef tenderloin
truffle, wild fungus, mashed potato, Parmesan cream
Champagne Billecart-Salmon ‘Cuvée Nicolas François’ 2007
Aspirant de Beychevelle 2017 - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Warm cream cheese and lemon coulis butter cake
lemon ice cream, candy hazelnuts
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV
(served from magnums)

Petits fours
Passion fruit, macaron
truffle, chocolate

As an intermission during dinner, we gathered on the terrace at 9.15pm for the theme park’s spectacular fireworks. During the main course, we had a lucky draw of Ramesses II Caviar gift box, worth 3000 RMB. Ms Jacky Liu won the prize.

Bringing the delightful evening to a close, we celebrated the birthday of Bailli Délégué Allen Wong with a birthday cake.

Bailli Lisa Leung and Vice-Échanson Xavier Pignel-Dupont presented Executive Chef Edward Zhong and his team with the Bailliage’s Commemorative Plaque in appreciation and recognition of their hard work in making such fantastic culinary dreams a reality.

Our members were overwhelmed by the atmosphere, surrounding sights, sounds and tastes of this magical culinary event. Definitely a great evening to remember.

Vive la Chaîne!

Michelle Yi Sun
Vice-Chargée de Presse

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