Blancpain enjoyed the pleasure of combining Art de Vivre with haute cuisine at an exclusive event
Blancpain welcomed VIP guests and friends of the brand for an exceptional gastronomy experience staged at the prestigious Chef's Table gourmet restaurant in Moscow.
Considered as one of Russia’s most acclaimed chefs, Vladimir Mukhin demonstrated his art at an exclusive event held by the world’s oldest watch brand Blancpain on November 23rd at Chef’s Table in Smolensky Passage. Selected guests enjoyed the opportunity to enter a real gourmet world explored by the chef through an eleven-course menu inspired by the winter season and Russian flavors. Dishes featuring exquisite combinations of lard and caviar, persimmon, coat cheese and duck, caviar of the sea urchin and sea buckthorn were artistically created and explained in details in front of admirers of the master’s gastronomy talent.
Irina Koroleva, Brand Manager of Blancpain Russia, greeted guests warmly with a welcome speech, pointing out that: “Blancpain remains loyal to its tradition of innovation, as proven by the countless horological complications invented over the years. It is this same inventive spirit that drives the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture today. This creativity also ensures the watch Maison’s natural affinities with everything related to the art of living. These shared values notably include the pursuit of excellence, precision, a sure touch and meticulous hand craftsmanship.” During the evening, guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the brand’s latest new models. Gentlemen were drawn to the Villeret Semainier Grande Date with its impressive 8-day power reserve, under-lug correctors and grand feu enamel dial; while the watchmakers of the Manufacture presented ladies with a new feminine Date and Moonphase timepiece featuring a sapphire moon disk bearing a mischievous beauty spot on the face.
Blancpain and Art de Vivre
While partnerships between the timekeeping art and the art of living have now become fashionable, Blancpain has been part of this world for more than 30 years. Among the highlights of this relationship, Blancpain presented Frédy Girardet with a specially engraved watch when he was named “World’s Best Chef” in 1986. Three years later, the watch brand confirmed its commitment in similar fashion when the Swiss chef, along with Paul Bocuse and Joël Robuchon, were named “Chefs of the Century” by the famous Gault&Millau gourmet guide. Ever since, Blancpain has nurtured special relationships with the the great names of haute cuisine, with over 100 Michelin stars studded around its circle of friends that notably includes Joël Robuchon.