New Masterchef judge Melissa Leong stars in content series for QT Hotels and Maison Perrier-Jouet

Recently announced Masterchef judge, Melissa Leong, is starring in a content series for QT Hotels and Maison Perrier-Jouet called ‘The Art of Tasting’.

The series will see Leong travel to QT Hotels’ locations around Australia and be taught about the art of Champagne pairing by Maison Perrier-Jouet’s global ambassador Chris Sheehy.

The chefs featuring in the series include Michael Box, Andy Harmer, Adam Lane, Josh Smith-Thirkell and Nic Wood. Local producers behind the ingredients of the dishes will also appear.

Box, the executive chef at Gowings Bar and Grill, will be preparing Duck a L’Orange in the first episode to pair with Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose NV.

Alongside the series, tickets will go on sale for an event at each QT Hotels location, in which guests will be able to sample the Champagne and dishes that were featured in the same episode as the hotel.

Sheehy said in a statement: “Champagne and food pairing is an art but whilst intricate, it is also something one can immerse themselves in for a truly wonderful culinary journey. We were delighted to partner with QT on this wonderful series that explores the multi-sensory journey of our cuvées nd cuisine. It was our aim to bring the elegant nature and creative energy of the Maison to the concept in a way that expresses a decadent dialogue between Champagne and gastronomy in a spirited and exploratory way.”

QT’s creative food and beverage director, Robert Marchetti, said: “The team have created a series that explores the art of Champagne pairing in a way that is equal measures educational, fun and entertaining. We all love Champagne as a drink with food; however throughout this series we take some twist and turns to become more adventurous and explore playful possibilities that simply work.”


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