Moët & Chandon’s Le &

The historic champagne house creates a unique sensory dinner experience with renowned chef Yannick Alléno

In a luxurious marriage of champagne and gastronomy, Moët & Chandon has teamed up with France’s three-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno for Le &, a “culinary journey” at Moët & Chandon’s estate in Epernay. As we recently discovered, the sensory experience is far from a typical dinner pairing; Le & is a physical manifestation of the extensive research Alléno has been working on with Moët’s Chef …

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity

A look inside the complex mind of the world's most innovative chef

If you read Ferran Adri’s explanation of his origins at elBulli, the renowned chef humbly explains that it was simply chance which determined his career. While destiny may have been the impetus for his place in the kitchen, the new exhibition at NYC’s Drawing Center, “Ferran Adri: Notes on Creativity,” makes it boldly clear it’s Adri’s profound mind that turned the Spanish seaside restaurant into …

La Vallée des Arômes

The multiple award-winning chardonnay from a small cooperative in Southern France

by Dora Haller Southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region is the single biggest wine-producing area in the whole world. Vineyards of all sizes can be found among the region’s 700,000 acres stretching from Provence to the border of Spain, but one standout we recently had the pleasure of tasting is from a small cooperative called Cave des Côteaux de Capimont. Founded two decades ago near the village …