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In Good Company is a series of intimate dinners organised by Hennessy Malaysia that celebrates camaraderie while highlighting the synergy in preserving legacy over generations between one of its rarest expressions, Hennessy Paradis, and Malaysia’s endangered rainforests. One of these exceptional experiences was held at Tatler House, a breath-taking venue in the presidential suite of The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.

As part of this series, Hennessy Malaysia partnered with the Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) to help plant endangered species of trees in our local rainforests. For every purchase of Hennessy Paradis through In Good Company dinners, one dipterocarp tree will be planted by TRCRC.

The evening began with the arrival of esteemed guests into the bespoke space with Dom Perignon champagne and classic Hennessy cocktails, specially prepared by an expert mixologist—a teaser into a night of discovering luxury and quality in libation. Each course is meticulously paired with one of Hennessy’s Prestige Liquids to accentuate different flavour profiles and make for a holistic experience. 

They were invited to continue on the next step of their journey with the formal introduction of Hennessy Paradis. Created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979, Hennessy Paradis boasts a beautiful blend of eaux-de-vie, which lends a uniquely harmonious aroma and graceful character to this rare and exceptional cognac.

Named after the Founder’s Cellar, where only the finest, rarest and oldest of Hennessy's eaux-de-vie are kept, Hennessy Paradis is a cognac of remarkable depth and elegance crafted from generations of know-how. The remarkable cognac was part of the inspiration for partnering with TRCRC where Hennessy Malaysia marries two elements that tie back to preserving legacy over generations.

See also: In Good Company: Why Hennessy Is Making a Stand for Malaysia's Rainforests

The guests proceeded with a tasting of the Hennessy Paradis, guided by experts as to fully appreciate the nuances and balances within the coppery gold liquid. For the cognac connoisseurs and beginners alike, it was an eye-opening experience to craftsmanship and expertise behind each cask of Hennessy’s world-famous cognac.

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The timing was perfect as gourmet dishes by executive chef of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Chef Gérald Genson were served, providing an opportunity for guests to experience how Hennessy can elevate any culinary experience.

The spectacular dinner was complemented with the perfect cognac pairing for each of the four courses, with the Hennessy Paradis accompanying the exquisite beef tenderloin main with truffle potato mousseline and Brussel sprout in pumpkin puree and morel sauce.

With breath-taking views of the iconic Twin Towers from the dining table, there was a shared appreciation of how these dinners are a celebration of exquisite cuisine, prestige liquids and even better company.

For those interested in the opportunity to savour the Hennessy Paradis in an unforgettable culinary experience, get in touch with Ambroise, Hennessy’s gender-neutral concierge, and purchase a bottle of Hennessy Paradis to redeem a seat.

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