QT Hotels and Maison Perrier-Jouët have released a new mini web series, The Art of Tasting, starring food enthusiast, presenter and upcoming co-host of MasterChef Australia, Melissa Leong. Alongside Maison Perrier-Jouët’s Global Ambassador Chris Sheehy and a line-up of QT’s acclaimed Executive Chefs, the five-part series uncovers the art of champagne pairing.
QT’s Creative Food and Beverage Director, Robert Marchetti said, “The team have created a series that explores the art of Champagne pairing in a way that is equal measures educational, fun and entertaining. We all love champagne as a drink with food; however throughout this series we take some twist and turns to become more adventurous and explore playful possibilities that simply work.”
The Art of Tasting follows Leong as she embarks on a tour of QT Hotels around Australia. From Sydney to Perth, Gold Coast, Canberra and Melbourne, each episode introduces the property’s Executive Chef, including industry heavyweights Michael Box, Andy Harmer, Adam Lane, Josh Smith-Thirkell and Nic Wood. Together with the expert knowledge of Sheehy, they challenge the perception that champagne is more than just an apéritif.
In addition to exploring the notes of the cuvée and the expert culinary techniques of the QT Executive Chefs, each episode also heroes the local producers behind QT’s renowned fresh produce.
Viewers are invited to go on a ‘Tour de QT’, as the unexpected gastronomic pairings featured in the series will be available to experience in select QTs around Australia for five weeks from 7 October.