We love Champagne! Who doesn't, right? And we know you do too. So, it was no surprise that our most recent reader evening, which was a Laurent Perrier Champagne dinner in The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne, was a massive hit with attendees.
The Shelbourne is one of Dublin's most iconic hotels and is celebrating its 195th birthday this year. In fact, to mark the occasion the hotel recently underwent a €40 million renovation by Guy Oliver of design firm Oliver Laws. This elegant refurbishment has given the hotel a stunning new look, highlighting The Shelbourne's elegance and history. With its all-new look, The Shelbourne was the perfect location for us to hold an exclusive readers' evening with the equally elegant and stunning Champagne Laurent Perrier.
On the night, guests were treated to a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception in the newly-renovated and restored Adam and Deirdre Suite, where Nisea Doddy, head sommelier at The Shelbourne, and others joined in on the fun of popping open a bottle of Champagne using the traditional sabrage method.
After the bubbly reception, executive head chef Garry Hughes presented guests with a gorgeous seasonal menu featuring St. Tola feta cheese, elderflower cured salmon, seared guinea fowl and more. Each course was expertly paired with a beautiful Laurent-Perrier Champagne, which was introduced by Tomás Clancy, wine and spirits writer and journalist from The Sunday Business Post.
Here's a glimpse into what happened at this wonderful night in The Shelbourne...
Our Social Diary from the event... Can you spot yourself?
Thomás Clancy, The Sunday Business Post