Cigars Under the Stars - the fifth annual gathering of gourmet diners and cigar aficionados at Bali's cliff-side Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa will be held on Friday, May 6, 2005.
Featuring a special menu crafted by the Resort's chef de cuisine, Richard Millar, on loan for the evening from the Ritz's Dava Restaurant, and accompanied by premium wines and cognacs - the evening's dinner will be punctuated by fine hand-rolled cigars prepared by a Cuban master roller.
Enter Stage Right: Hamlet
Flying in to provide the smokes for the special evening is Cuban master-roller Hamlet Jaime Peradez who will personally prepare the evening's cigars including his masterpiece - Hoyo De Monterey Epicure Especiales Limited Edition 2004.
A Memorable Evening Awaits
The evening commences at 7:00 p.m. at H2O's poolside with introductory cigars and Veuve Clique Champagne, before adjourning to the grounds of the Resort's recently opened Cliff Villas for a 5-course dinner.
Confit Duck, Foie Gras and Tobacco Leaf Terrine with Cherry Relish, Sauterne Jelly, Brioche
Borneo Crab Tortelloni, Grilled Veal Tongue, Pickled Fig, Tomato and Soybean Nage
Roasted U.S. Kobe Beef, Rolled Beancurd, Braised Oxtail & Mustard Fruits
with Glazed Shallots, Truffle Polenta
Creamed Stilton with Pear and Port Wine Relish, Orange and Walnut Brioche, Pomegranate Reduction
Veuve Clicquot Champagne during Cocktails
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Mentelle Chardonnay
Cape Mentelle Cabernet
Green Point Shiraz
Trinidad Reyes - A very elegant cigar, mild-medium in body with complex, quite mellow flavors. Un-lit it has a slightly caramel aroma which can be tasted in the smoke also. Very smooth, sweet pepper, coffee and that caramel undertones throughout. Smokes all the way to the end without becoming charred renowned for an even burn throughout.
Hoyo de Monterrey DM Epicure Especiales (LE 2004) - Impressive to the eye - flawless, silky and oily wrapper. Upon lighting, there is an explosion of tastes. Very woody in the first half accompanied by roasted nut and spices. It mellows out in the second half where flavors of coffee, vanilla, cocoa and a hint of liquorices presents.
Costs and Reservations
The Cost of the evening covering champagne reception, dinner, premium wines, select cognacs and hand-made Cuban cigars is only Rp. 1.2 million (approximately US$128.00), including 21% tax and service.
Space is limited. For reservations contact Ms. Almira Hardjasudarma at telephone +62-(0)361-702222 - extension #7165 or use the e-mail link provided.
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