Rémy Martin is on the mission to cast away the ostentatious association to its spirit
A dimly-lit KTV lounge filled with very wealthy businessmen, red-faced and badly singing oldies, comes to mind when the mention of the cognac spirit. In other settings, the brandy is an indicator of power and affluence, where the prestigious either have the tipple on monumental occasions or with polished pairings such as dark chocolates pieces and cheese on crackers.
Ironically, we found ourselves huddled up at Old Changi Aiport Hawker Centre to savour the liquid gold of Rémy Martin cognacs with some Singapore hawker favourites. The goal in mind? To shine the light on the misunderstood spirit, showcasing its versatility that we all can enjoy in venues we love.
Here are five unique pairings we tried:
2. Rémy Martin CLUB paired with roasted duck
Keeping to the lines of rich foods-pairing, we sip on Rémy Martin CLUB between bites of the succulent roast duck ($29 for half duck). This time around, the cognac is drunk neat which showcased the unadulterated mix of fruity and oaky flavours. The combi did not impress as much as the previous satay-pairing as we found ourselves savouring the roast meat on its own, while blatantly leaving our glasses untouched.
House of Roasted Duck, 233 Victoria Street