Byron World Champagne Day a sparkling success


The Vogue Living Champagne Dinner held on World Champagne Day Friday 26 October has been heralded a sparkling sell-out success.


Elisabeth Drysdale from The Champagne Bureau with Chef Justin North

“Byron at Byron put on a magnificent Champagne Dinner which I was delighted to host on behalf of Vogue Living” said Vogue Living Publisher Nick Smith, who attended the event along with 95 guests from around the country. “Guests were stylish and sophisticated which topped off the night. We were treated to an amazing dinner by Justin North and who’d have thought you could enjoy Champagne with all of the five courses!”

The Byron at Byron has held these special dinners for the past five years to share the beauty and versatility of Champagne. Guests dined on Scotch quail eggs with sauce grebiche, Ceviche of kingfish with finger lime and pickled radish, Plum tomatoes with saffron jelly, crab meat, crème fraiche and chive oil and Gerry’s Wagyu baby beef roulades with tiger prawns and crustacean foam. And they were just some of the canapés.

Champagnes enjoyed during the evening were Ayala Brût Nature, Agrapart Terriors Blanc de Blancs, Philipponnat Royal Réserve Brût, 2000 Pol Roger Vintage Brût and Bollinger Rosé.

“The highlight for me was working with the local produce from around the Byron shire area” said Guest Chef Justin North. Justin’s previous ventures include Bécasse restaurant, which was regularly awarded two Chefs Hats by The Sydney Morning Herald and three stars from the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. “Matching it with the incredible Champagnes and working with the support of The Byron at Byron Chefs were also highlights”.

The dinner was styled by acclaimed Domayne Stylist Sue Kropp.

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