It’s not every day that one strikes a balance of good company, exceptional cuisine and a worthy cause. But that’s exactly what took place at a private dinner hosted recently by Hennessy Malaysia at Beta KL: a celebration of life’s rarest treasures, be it good company, timeless traditions or Malaysia's rainforests.
Built upon themes of scarcity, preservation and sustainability, Hennessy’s In Good Company series of exclusive dinners, which will be held from now and all through 2022, offer us a glimpse into the artisanal heritage of the rare Hennessy Paradis cognac, developed and perfected over a 130-year tradition.
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As preservation is key to Hennessy Paradis’ remarkable taste and quality, Hennessy ascribes this same sense of value and deference to Malaysia’s endangered rainforests via its partnership with the Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC). Through this collaboration, every bottle of Hennessy Paradis sold will help TRCRC plant one dipterocarp tree, an endangered species which produces seeds once every five to seven years only.
“In Good Company dinners are a great opportunity to combine remarkable and memorable experiences with a deeper connection to what matters,” shared Moët Hennessy Diageo (MHD) Malaysia and Singapore managing director Thomas Bouleuc, at the first dinner at Beta KL, where a closed group of over 20 guests got to enjoy the restaurant’s Malaysia-inspired, ethically sourced menu together with exquisite wine and spirits pairings.
“Hennessy Paradis is named for the Hennessy Founder’s Cellar, where only the finest, rarest and oldest eaux-de-vie are kept,” Bouleuc added. “It is a cognac of remarkable depth and elegance comprising 100 eaux-de-vie aged for up to 130 years. The synergy in scarcity and the broader theme of preservation was what led us to pursue this partnership with TRCRC.”