Last Friday 25 October, qualia Resort celebrated a Gatsby-themed World Champagne Day dinner. Fittingly held at qualia Resort on Hamilton Island where the movie’s leading cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan have all stayed, the elegant event was styled by renowned Australian stylist Megan Morton, whose design scheme was inspired by the film.
The exclusive Champagne Dinner was held in conjunction with The Champagne Bureau by the water’s edge on the sands of qualia’s Pebble Beach. Executive Chef Alastair Waddell treated the intimate gathering of guests to a bespoke, four-course menu with matching wines straight from the finest Champagne houses in France. A menu highlight was the Fraser Isle spanner crab, leek sabayon, foie gras matched with Bollinger La Grande Année 2004.
The Champagne Dinner at qualia was part of a series of dinners presented by The Champagne Bureau, Australia, Vogue Living, and Riedel Australia, to celebrate Australia’s ongoing love affair with Champagne.