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Taittinger Thai experience

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Power brokers Karlene Walters and Geoffrey Fullerton are all smiles at the CPJ Taittinger Epicurean experience with Mystic Thai at Fairview in Montego Bay last Monday night.
Caribbean Producers’ Mike Turner (left) and Hugh Logan pose with Hard Rock Café's Shaniin Morales-Lewis.
Hard Rock Café’s André Dixon and Caribbean Producers’ Jan Polack.
From left: Jewel artist Tiffany Edwards, Round Hill’s Hillary Stewart, Xerox’s Lyn Langford, and French sommelier Nicolas Delion caught in a very engaging conversation.
Xerox’s Lyn Langford is all smiles with businessman Geoffrey Fullerton.
Caribbean Producers’ Tom Tyler (left) and Dr David Lowe, with Mystic Thai’s Kareena Mahbubani.
From left: Leandro Quiroga, Sarah Belfrage and Nicholas Wates toast a great event.
From left: Vindu and Haresh Ramchandani share lens with Marsha-Ann Brown at the Caribbean Producers Jamaica Taittinger Epicurean event with Mystic Thai in Montego Bay last Monday night at the Fairview complex.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

A legacy since 1734, the independent family-owned Champagne House, Taittinger, in collaboration with Caribbean Producers Jamaica, took foodies on an epicurean champagne and Thai experience at Mystic Thai last Monday night.

Touted as a "journey" into champagne with delectable Thai cuisine, Taittinger the second largest vineyard in Champagne, offered a unique, elegant blend and feminine style Chardonnay to taste buds that came alive with the incredibly perfected Thai creations that have taken over the restaurant market in Montego Bay.

Mystic Thai, now a favourite among food aficionados in the west, provided an intimate setting for the celebration of what CPJ's Mike Turner tagged "the launching of two new champagnes - Prestige Rose and Nocturne Sec".

A brand-new product on the market, Turner brought Taittinger's American brand ambassador Nicolas Delion, whose immense knowledge about wines comes from his interest in wine from an early age and his family's love for fine wines - all of which gave him extra legs to stand on, and present a champagne that is present in 150 countries.

Delion brought energy and heart to the event, while Kareena Mahbubani showed why her creations have become the talk of the town after being opened for only five months.

It wasn't a large crowd that turned out for the Monday evening fare, but those who weren't there missed the opportunity to experience the art of great food.

Janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com