On Sunday 21st of March we were invited to attend the most exclusive event of the year at the beautiful set up of the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. There were many things that made this night special. The night began with a show of the Confrerie du Sabre s’ Or, who are devoted to promote the art of Sabrag; -opening Champagne with a sword. Each guest had the chance to try this technique as a unique experience. Gael Lardiere, the executive chef and his team created a special menu drawing inspiration from French cuisine to exceed all expectations. For starters we had duck foie gras terrine served with red onion, tomato and coriander seed chutney and pan-fried brioche with butter, mixed lettuce and herb salad with balsamic olive oil dressing.
The second course was ‘ravioli with lobster’, foie gras wild sautéed mushrooms with black truffle leek jus. This was a surprisingly beautiful combination of earth and sea. The lychee and mint sherbet arrived to refresh our palate and let us continue with the main course feeling cleansed. This was an Australian beef fillet at 56’C’ with baby carrots, creamy mashed potatoes with black truffle. The night closed with ‘coconut mousse and passion fruit, mango cream’ with almond, hazelnut, coconut dacquoise and chocolate, glanduja ice cream with banana and coconut macalong. All night Pommery Champagne was flowing into our glasses while we were enjoying the notes of the harp performed by the beautiful Italian lady Chiara.
The event was attended by the French Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr. Thierry Viteu and Mrs. Catherine Viteu who came to Hua Hin especially for the event. Confrerie du Sabre s’ Or was welcomed for second time to the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Spa; we were pleased to be part of that night.