Old Manila was transformed into a private table for the 40 distinguished guests of the world’s most respected and iconic cognac.
Old Manila was the perfect backdrop to Louis XIII. Beautifully lit display cases featured special and rare decanters of the cognac. Also on display were Breguet watches, which may just be the perfect brand accompaniment possible to the cognac.
Chian Mei Gan, international ambassador for Louis XIII, flew in from the town of Cognac, France, to be part of the event. She related the passion, complexity and tradition behind the creation of every decanter of Louis XIII. The highlight was the opening of a special decanter of Louis XIII for the guests to enjoy.
Indeed, Louis XIII has the most legendary history, having been created in 1874. Cognac is specifically made in the region of France with the same name, and for Rémy Martin, the site located at the Grande Champagne is rated as the best location where the finest cognac is made.
Bertrand Charles, Old Manila’s chef de cuisine, prepared a special five-course meal for the guests, headed by Rémy Cointreau’s Antonio Pineda and Lucerne’s Emerson Yao.
Also in attendance were Victor and Linda Ley, Abet and Pinky Antonio, Severino and Jonalyn Lim, Jonathan and Stephanie Crespi, Sheila Romero, Gary James Go of GT Stoneworks, Romy Sia of Wine Story, Noel Sebastian of Future Trade and Ernest Cu of Globe Telecom.