Burgundy night at Villa Basset
" at the French Consul General's residence "
Burgundy wines are renowned worldwide. Burgundy wine region encompasses 101 legally defined AOC regions, 562 premier vineyards, 33 grand cru vineyards, and more than 4,000 wineries.
The Bailliage of Shanghai held a dinner at the French Consul General's residence. Tickets sold out within 90 minutes!
The residence was built in 1964 after France had become the first Western nation to establish ambassadorial exchanges with the People's Republic of China under the premise of “evidence and rationality” (as per Charles de Gaulle).On October 21, 1980, France also became the first country to set up a Consulate in Shanghai.
We invited Chef Davide Mastrangeli from the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai to create the gourmet menu. This hotel applies a tradition of legendary service. One of creating memorable gatherings making Ritz-Carlton’s name synonymous with luxury.
At the beginning of the banquet, we invited Bailli Délégué Allen Wong, who is a Member of the Conseils d’Administration and Magistral, to give a welcome speech. M. Joan Valadou, French Consul General in Shanghai, confirmed that, in 2024 on the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, there will be another Chaîne event in the beautiful Villa Basset Official Residence.
Foie gras torchon
hazelnut bread chips, peach compote
Champagne Fluteau ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Vintage 2014
Blanquette de Saint-Jacques, crevettes
summer vegetables, puffed black rice
Patriarche Père et Fils - Burgundy
Magret of duck
Puy lentil salad, spicy broccolini, orange sauce
Volnay 1er Cru ‘Les Pitures’ 2019
Pierre Morey - Burgundy
M3 beef fillet
sauteed spinach, shallot confit
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2011
Chateau de la Tour (Magnums)
Pear and chocolate cake
Camus Cognac XO
Everyone greatly enjoyed a perfect gourmet dinner. We also celebrated the September birthdays of three members.
Vive la Chaîne!