The gastronomic hallmarks of Perrier-Jouët
In his work with Perrier-Jouët, Sébastien Morellon has looked to the House’s rich heritage for inspiration. With each new season he gives free rein to his creativity, drawing upon themes of art and nature while channelling the creative freedom of the Art Nouveau movement.
His cuisine is pure and precise, accentuating the finesse of the House’s champagnes. Predominantly plant-based and embellished with floral touches, it conveys an elegant expression of the terroir. Every dish gives pride of place to local, seasonal produce, sourced from farmers who share our environmental convictions. Even the most modest ingredients are treated with utmost care and attention to detail, for an authentic expression of their flavour potential.
The elegant, simple yet precisely controlled cuisine of Sébastien Morellon takes centre stage at La Maison Belle Epoque, in Epernay, as well as appearing in new and inventive forms at events hosted by Maison Perrier-Jouët all over the world.
The philosophy behind Perrier-Jouët’s food and champagne pairings differs slightly from that which you might find at a restaurant. In order to complement, and not overwhelm, the delicate character of each signature cuvée, we match the dishes to the champagnes, and not the other way round.
The craft of balancing
This is a very precise balancing act, crafting a subtle alliance of flavours and matching complementary textures in order to celebrate the distinctive aromas of each cuvée, without overpowering them.
The culinary nuances
The wines of the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque collection are particularly well-suited to culinary combinations which highlight their myriad delicate nuances.
A gastronomic champagne
For Séverine Frerson, “2012 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs is a true gastronome’s champagne” which shines when paired with refined seafood dishes such as a carpaccio of scallops with citrus zest, bass in a sea-salt crust, turbot or lobster. A prestigious cuvée with an impeccable balance of delicacy and vitality, 2014 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque is a natural match for noble dishes: king prawns with creamy polenta, sole meunière, and mature cheeses such as Parmesan or Comté.
Subtle and silky-smooth, but also generous and lively, Séverine Frerson regards the 2013 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé as “a wine to be savoured slowly.” As for culinary pairings, this rosé champagne is a perfect match for pan-seared salmon or tuna, salmon in cranberry sauce, pigeon or finely-sliced duck breast.