“At Hennessy, we have strong heritage that is the uninterrupted line of eight generations of Cellar Masters and seven generations of Hennessy whom have served the brand’s reputation. This year we are embarking on an exciting gastronomic journey with our very first installment held at one of the most important heritage landmarks in Penang, the Suffolk House,” said Mr. Ken Vin Foo, Marketing Manager of Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia.
Hailing from Malaysia, Liew is one of South Australia’s most well-known chefs whose fusion of Asian culture, Australian ingredients and classical French technique has made his name synonymous with the world of gastronomy. Liew has been honoured as one of the 10 “hottest chefs alive” by the prestigious American Food and Wine Magazine* inducted into the Hall of Fame in the World Food Media Awards. He was bestowed the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to the food and restaurant industry through involvement in developing and influencing the style of contemporary Australian cuisine.
“The pleasure derived from indulging in Liew’s creations intensifies as one pauses to appreciate the passion, emotion and know-how required in creating his genius art. This year’s Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows Gastronomy event will allow guests to discover the savoir-faire in the art of selection, the art of aging and the art of blending and drawing as much pleasure from the flavours, aromas and beauty of a fine cognac crafted flawlessly,” said Mr. Frederic Noyere, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia.
This year’s Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows Gastronomy celebration is the fourth in a series, first introduced in 2008.