The Belle Epoque Dinner with
Annabel's was joined by Mr Eric Trichard, the Deputy Chef du Cave for Champagne Perrier-Jouët for a decadent Belle Époque Dinner. Each course was paired with exceptional Champagnes and served in the salubrious surrounds of the Private Room. Mr Eric Trichard flew over from France especially to host the evening and discussed the Champagnes served such as the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2004 and Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2006.
In 1811 a local cork merchant, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier, celebrated his marriage to Adèle Jouët by creating a Champagne House in Épernay. Pierre-Nicolas was amongst the first to fully realise the special qualities of the white Chardonnay grape that is at the heart of the Perrier-Jouët House style. In 1964, the renowned prestige cuvée ‘Belle Epoque’ was first created when a bottle designed by Émile Gallé in 1902 and enamelled with arabesques of white anemones was discovered in the cellars. Cellarmaster André Bavaret fell under its spell and set to work to create a luxury cuvée to match. The first Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque vintage was launched in 1969 at the prestigious Maxim’s restaurant in Paris. It has remained one of the most sought-after prestige cuvées in the world ever since.