Celebrate Truffle Season this November with Charles Heidsieck Champagne

Brunello Bar at Baglioni Hotel, Knightsbridge

Truffle season is upon us and to celebrate this annual extravaganza, Brunello Restaurant and Bar at the Baglioni Hotel, Knightsbridge has curated the ultimate tasting menu. Adding to the luxurious delicacy, each course has been expertly paired with Charles Heidsieck Champagne, including the divine Blanc des Millénaires 1995 and classic Brut Millesimé 2005. The Baglioni Hotel is the perfect setting for such an evening with its orange ambience and traditional Italian boutique flair. Not to mention the incredible culinary skills of Alberto Rossetti.

[Beef Carpaccio and crunchy parmesan flakes paired with Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve]

When is it?

For 10 days only from November 10th, diners will be able to experience a pairing between two of the gastronomic world’s heavyweights, a culinary experience not to be missed. The six courses include quail eggs served with truffles, celeriac and leek compote paired with Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve and seabass fillet au gratin with pistachio served with a truffle sauce and paired with Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995. Please see full tasting menu below.

Who is behind this spectacular combination?

Alberto Rossetti, Executive Chef at Brunello says: “Truffles are such a precious and rare commodity. Therefore, when creating this very special menu, Charles Heidsieck was the obvious partner, with its outstanding quality of champagnes. The complex structure of Charles Heidsieck wines combine perfectly with the aromatic notes of black truffles from both Piemonte and Acqualagna, and gives each dish a unique scent worthy of two great culinary excellences.”

The full tasting menu paired with Charles Heidsieck is £150 per person.

[Quail egg with truffle, celeriac and leek composte, paired with Charles Heidsieck, Brut Rêserve]

Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by the legendary Champagne Charlie himself. Charles was a dashing figure in Champagne, known as a stylish gentleman and dandy who travelled extensively selling his champagnes to the royal courts of Europe and American high society.

He famously invested in the underground Cathedral-like chalk cellars under Reims, originally dug out by the Romans 2000 years ago. They are still used today to house all the Charles Heidsieck champagnes as they age. Charles Heidsieck Champagnes are recognised by industry experts as top of their class and have won many accolades, including the award of Sparkling Winemaker of the Year fifteen times at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).


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