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  • Fortress of January

    EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS

  • SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ́S
    Fortress of June

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S

  • Chloélys Restaurant
    Fortress of July

    Chloélys Restaurant

  • Fortress of December

    Fairmont Pacific Rim

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INFORMATIONS

Eden rock

St Jean Bay

97133 St. Barths

French West Indies

St. Barths
http://www.edenrockhotel.com

Fabrice MOIZAN


General Manager

CAN YOU TELL US A STORY, A FAMOUS ANECDOTE ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

The Eden Rock was built about 50 years ago by Remy de Haenen, the island's first Mayor and a much loved local eccentric, celebrated adventurer and skilled aviator. De Haenen choses to build his private home on the rocky promontory in St. Jean Bay, laying the foundations of what is today one of the most striking locations in the world.

IF THIS PLACE WAS A SONG, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

"Imagine" from John Lennon. Indeed in one of our Ultraluxe Villa can be found the Neve mixing console on which John Lennon recorded his famous song. Furthermore, this song conveys similar values as Eden Rock – St Barths such as friendliness that we aim to have with our guests.

HOW DID YOU BECOME SO PASSIONATE ABOUT WINE & SPIRITS?

When I started my studies at the hotel school, I developed curiosity in tastes for both fine food and quality wines. I had the chance to discover epicurean pleasures and I even became fascinated by the complexity of wines and spirits.

HOW AND WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER LOUIS XIII?

In 2004 at the hotel Normandy in Deauville, just after I joined the property. I attended a tasting of the Louis XIII for the very first time and I immediately added as a reference in our wine list.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT LOUIS XIII TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER TASTED IT?

Try it once: you palate will remind!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM IN LIFE?

Carpe Diem until the last minute…

FABRICE MOIZAN

Fabrice Moizan is custodian of Eden Rock – St Barths since Septembre 2014. St Barths is, however, not new to Fabrice as he started his career on this little Island. With 20 years of management in international luxury hotels, he brought a wealth of experience to Eden Rock. Joining from Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière, Paris, with its world famous terrace on the Champs-Elysées, he held various managerial positions in the 3 Deauville hotels of the Groupe Lucien Barrière, all of them Leading Hotels of the World.

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INFORMATIONS

Sir Winston Churchill's

Blvd Manuel Ávila Camacho # 67, Colonia Palmas Polanco

11560, Mexico City

Mexico

MEXICO
http://www.winstonchurchills.com

Jane & Britania Pearson de Fernandez

BRITANIA PEARSON DE FERNANDEZ
Managing Director & Assistant Manager

CAN YOU TELL US A STORY, A FAMOUS ANECDOTE ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

Sir Winston Churchill's is unique as it creates an experience of elegance and refinement reflected so naturally in the British way of life. The English people have always loved the best and for that reason have an enormous appreciation for fine French wines, spirits and international cuisine. Churchill's is an English country mansion nestled unexpectedly within the very heart of Mexico City.

The abundant amount of gold and silver mined in Mexico since 1550 created the Currency of Global Trade for 300 years bringing exotic goods, colors and spices collected in the Philippines and shipped across to Acapulco and via Veracruz trading as far as Europe and Egypt. Thus Mexico historically provides a sophisticated clientele that appreciates tradition while remaining open to different people and new experiences.

In Mexico, because of the Cornish Miners, the Cornish Pasty was already popular so when opening Churchill's, the Prime Rib of Roastbeef was immediately accepted together with Yorkshire Pudding, Beef Wellington, Cambridge sausages and other specialities!

Churchill's was built as a private home inspired by a property in Surrey, on the outskirts of London. It became a Restaurant in 1972 and has had since a unique position in Fine Dining in Mexico. The rich mahogany paneling and exquisite decor is a work of Art in itself and 44 years of success is due to a dedicated team of people who know their customers and give tasty food together with a welcoming, attentive and caring service to all.

IF THIS PLACE WAS A SONG, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If Churchill's was a song it would be the all-time classic of Louis Armstrong singing, 'What a wonderful World':

I see trees of green, red roses, too,

I see them bloom, for me and you

And I think to myself…

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.

A song of deep gratitude!

HOW DID YOU BECOME SO PASSIONATE ABOUT WINE & SPIRITS?

My passion and appreciation for wines and spirits has been developing throughout my years of working actively at Sir Winston Churchill´s. I have had the privilege of tasting wines from the best vineyards and learning from experienced sommeliers and Ambassadors like Rodolphe de Lapeyrouse of LOUIS XIII Cognac in Mexico.

The greatest inspiration I must say has come from getting to know the wines from the producers themselves. They transmit the faith and dedication needed in working their vineyards, growing and caring for their grapes, battling the uncertainty of climate and harmonizing with the mysteries of nature, to create the unique characteristics of their wines and spirits like notes in a musical composition.

Many of these vineyards have been in their families for generations and they have become the responsible guardians of an age-long tradition going back in history to the beginning of humanity itself.

HOW AND WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER LOUIS XIII?

As restaurant owners, my parents would take us every summer to France to learn about and experience first hand the best of food and the way of living that they deeply appreciated.

I have a vivid memory of my father in the gardens of a beautiful Chateau of the Loire Valley, smoking his Cuban cigar and sipping an exquisite elixir served from a bottle that glittered like a jewel in the warm afternoon sun. It was magical!

Years later I discovered that this Jewel was a hand-blown crystal decanter containing the inspired choice of "eaux de vie" blended over more than my whole life-time and aged in ancient barrels of oak wood, the LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT LOUIS XIII TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER TASTED IT?

I would take them on a mystery tour of their palette. I would evoke their curiosity and imagination by holding a crystal glass of the amber liquid at an arm's length from them where the first scent is detectable. Can they perceive the fresh flowers of Jasmine and Honeysuckle? Moving the glass closer, I would challenge them to sniff as if it were a delicate wine, the flavors of prune, fig, walnut, hazelnut and nutmeg.

Up closer, can they find aromas of vanilla, honey, spice and oak?

With just a small drop on their palate, they will feel the thrilling flavors to be velvety and harmonious. They will be amazed to feel that they are sipping time itself! A Cognac blended from 1200 "eaux de vie", the youngest of which is at least 40 years old, aged in ancient oak barrels. They will be having the unique experience of "TASTING HISTORY"!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM IN LIFE?

Perhaps my dream is that this Life-work would be continued over the next generations of children and grandchildren, if it were their true passion and not an empty tradition for them.

However, between the miracle of our conception and the unacceptable event of death, there is the mystery of our lives.

I don´t want to DREAM…………………… LIFE - I WANT TO LIVE IT NOW!!!

BRITANIA FERNÁNDEZ PEARSON

Studied Interior design in the Inchbald School of Design in London and specializing in Art History.

Has a career in Jewelry design and accredited as a Gemologist by the Gemological Institute of America .

Currently the Assistant Manager in the family business Sir Winston Churchill's Mexico City, specializing in organizing Special Events and in the area of wine and spirits.

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INFORMATIONS

Chloélys Restaurant

16 Abba Hillel Road

52506, Tel-Aviv

Israel

Tel-Aviv
http://www.chloelys.com

Eyal Ziv

Eyal Ziv
Owner & Head Sommelier

Can you tell us a story, famous anecdote about this place that makes it unique?

This restaurant is known as home for Business leadership as well as a meeting point for celebrities and head politicians from all over the world.

With its underground entrance and special privet room, a lot of secret meetings took place and still all the stories about these meetings are kept in this fortress of secrets.

Mainly knows for its special wine list which was announced at 2014 "Best wine list in Africa and the Middle east" by World of Fine wine magazine and was also recommanded by Wine Spectator magazine. The Special cellar includes some of the most rare and expensive bottles including DRC and very old vintages of Bordeaux first growth next to most famous Cognac of the world led by Louix XIII special Magnum Bottle.

If this place was a song, what would it be?

"Allegria" from Cirque du Soleil - Cheerful while Elegance and gets in your soul

How did you become so passionate about wines & spirits?

My first time was very surprising, I was at home ordering Pepperoni Pizza and opened an amazing present I got : A bottle of Opus One 1994.

The connection between the "normal Pizza" with this wine was so exciting and this experience got me straight Down the Rabbit Hole.

How and when did you first discover LOUIS XIII?

After a While in this profession I decided about several iconic products that I have to try. I wrote in my diary an amazing list that includes Beluga Caviar, Lobster with white alba Truffle, 1947 Cheval Blanc and off course LOUIS XIII.

I Cannot forget my first time with LOUIX XIII it was at a snowy weather in Switzerland with wife to be , we had an amazing dinner and set by the fire and then it happened....

What would you say about LOUIS XIII to someone who has never tasted it?

It is more than just taste , it is the Perfect combination of Heritage, Romance, Elegance most Tasty thing you ever tried.

"Please close your eyes and let it take to another world"

What is your biggest dream in life?

Keep on doing what I do, nothing more.

Eyal Ziv

Owner and head sommelier of Chloélys Restaurant and Chloélys at The Hilton Tel-Aviv (Kosher).

Served for 7 years at the army, finished the "Grand Diplôme" from Ecole LENÔTRE in France.

After several years inside the kitchen I have decided to go in the front in order to be with my clients.

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INFORMATIONS



1038 Canada Place Way

V6C 0B9 Vancouver, BC

Canada

Vancouver
http://fairmont.com/pacificrim

SCENEY GRANT


Head Bartender

CAN YOU TELL US A STORY, A FAMOUS ANECDOTE ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

Art, culture, music, refinement and energy. After only being open for seven short years, we are now on everyone's must-visit list when traveling to Vancouver.

IF THIS PLACE WAS A SONG, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To put this place into one song would be too hard. We have live music every day of the week and we see so many genres and styles making it an energetic musical hub. However, it would probably be a song by Bob Dylan. His lyrics and words are so different and inspirational, we actually have them inscribed in a few of our tables that light up at night.

HOW DID YOU BECOME SO PASSIONATE ABOUT WINE & SPIRITS?

At first it was the taste, but the passion followed once I started to learn the history and cultural influence that alcohol has had through generations and the care put into making it.

HOW AND WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER LOUIS XIII?

I was fortune to be introduced to LOUIS XIII first at a tasting that was held at The Lobby Lounge shortly after joining the team six years ago.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT LOUIS XIII TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER TASTED IT?

You're not just tasting a Cognac, you are getting an experience – perfection in a glass. You are literally tasting history.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM IN LIFE?

Wow, tough question. I have so many dreams and aspirations. I think my biggest dream is just to always be happy and continuously make as many people smile in doing so.

GRANT SCENEY

Head Bartender Grant Sceney oversees the cocktail program for the Fairmont Pacific Rim and can be found shakin' cocktails behind the bar at The Lobby Lounge.

Born and raised in Melbourne Australia, Sceney began bartending at the age of 18 while studying at the Box Hill Institute of Tafe. After working in the industry for seven years, he discovered his passion for bartending during his time working at an exclusive five star property located on the Great Barrier Reef.

In 2009 Sceney made his way to BC where he worked in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Games and then relocated to Vancouver, where he now calls home. Arriving at the Lobby Lounge, Grant has been an integral part of the team and now oversees the cocktail program for the hotel. Grant accomplished an impressive overall 4th place finish in the Diageo World Class finals in the United Kingdom and was most recently named Bartender of the Year 2016 by Vancouver Magazine.