Chef Jeff Ramsey cooked up a delicious affair, crafting a menu fit for the fussiest of epicureans at fun dining restaurant Babe in Kuala Lumpur, which gave diners a chance to savour the finer things in life, specifically champagne and food.
The unique culinary experience, held over three weekends, was part of a dinner series named “Art of the Wild” hosted by champagne Maison Perrier-Jouët to celebrate the appointment of one-Michelin Star Ramsey as Perrier-Jouët’s Chef Ambassador for Malaysia.
Ramsey earned his stripes by working his way up from dishwasher to being a full-fledged sushi chef. In his quest to develop his own original style, he also studied under chef Jose Andres and went on to become the first and still only American to earn a Michelin Star outside of the United States.
The art-nouveau-themed dinner series was inspired by Perrier-Jouët champagne’s floral bouquet borne out of the champagne house’s 200-year-old history. Guests had a taste of Ramsey’s Autumn menu, using only the freshest produce and seasonal discoveries, paired with Perrier-Jouët champagne by the flute.
The collaboration between Perrier-Jouët and Ramsey, the only Michelin-starred chef with a restaurant in Malaysia, saw the perfect complement for entreés such as the “Crystal Gyoza” and “Umami Tartlette” with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2008.
This progressed to Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut that was coupled with an amazing “Foie Gras Monaka Sandwich”, “Braised Beef Tongue and Wagyu Tartare” and Nagano Walnut Soba. For a satisfying finish, the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé made lovely accompaniment for the Crispy Burdock, Chicken and dessert which was VSOP Infused Chestnuts and Vanilla Creme.
Inspired by the chef’s tour of Japan, prices were from RM220++ for a six-course to RM680++ for a full 11-course meal.