LUCARIS Brilliance at Vinexpo 2016 Hong Kong

For two nights only, on 27th and 28th May, cheese and wine enthusiasts in Bali were treated to a very rare and very exclusive occasion at Alaya Resort Ubud’s shimmering restaurant, Petani. Aptly named, “Du Pain, Du Vin, Du Fromage”, the gastronomic event presented 18 artisanal French cheeses matched with different wines and breads, hand-carried from France by award-winning French affineur, Bernard Antony, who handcrafts and supplies cheeses worldwide to more than 19 three-Michelin star restaurants.

The event was also hosted by legendary Indonesian culinary expert, William Wongso, recipient in 2001 of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite from France’s Ministry of Agriculture for his role in promoting French gastronomy. William presented each cheese and wine to the intimate gathering, with highlights of the evening being the Chevre Rove, a creamy, full-bodied goat’s milk cheese atop a firm rye bread, the Bleu de Sassenage, a cow’s milk blue cheese with an almost velvety sweetness, and the fine L’Epoisses AOP with floral aromas and a shiny, ivory rind.

Keep your eyes peeled for future gastronomic events at Alaya Resort Ubud because the resort’s latest gourmet destination, Manisan, is soon to be unveiled in July, also in collaboration with William Wongso.