By Eric Elezuo
The award winning cognac, Remy Martin, recently hosted a ground-breaking, multi-sensory and interactive tasting experience in Accra, Ghana tagged Opulence Revealed.
The event which brought together the best of Ghana’s show biz personalities, had in attendance Ghanaian trade partners, key media leaders and cultural show stoppers among whom were Bola Ray, fashion designer Brommon, radio personalities KOD, Official Kwame (YFM) and Kofi Laing (JoyFM), entertainment blogger Ameyaw Debrah, and singer Irene Logan.
The nosing and tasting of the exceptional flavours of two iconic Rémy Martin cognacs, Rémy Martin VSOP and Rémy Martin XO, were not the only event for the night as Opulence Revealed guests were presented an opportunity to pair the spirits with a selection of 25 exotic elements displayed on the central table.
On the table, sourced by chef Selassie Atadika of Midunuu catering, were items designed to stimulate the senses with a complexity of aromas, flavours and tastes including white roses and jasmine flowers, fruits such as plums, peaches, pears, figs and dried apricots, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, and spices featuring cinnamon, vanilla, saffron, and fresh ginger.
As the session progressed, Rémy Martin Brand Ambassador, Mickael Bonnamy, treated the guests to the history of Rémy Martin, and the ways to enhance the cognac experience, pairing with meals, desert, chocolate, and select cocktails. It was a worthwhile experience.
In his assessment, Rémy Martin’s Marketing Manager for the Africa & Indian Ocean region, Alvin Saal, revealed: “With Opulence Revealed, our goal is to inspire a new generation of cognac enthusiasts through education, engagement and personal discovery. Our evening in Accra was enlightening and allowed our guests an opportunity to experience the unique style of the House of Rémy Martin.”