Bruno Le Derf (France)
Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier confiseur in 2007
After travelling around Europe and Japan to pursue his passion in bakery and chocolate, in 2007 Bruno Le Derf received his Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier Confectioner in Japan, a prestigious recognition that puts him on the center stage. After 15 years in Japan sharing his love for chocolate, Bruno Le Derf moved back to France in 2012 and now settling in Brittany taking an artisanal chocolate in Vitre.
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Oct 2nd (Fri), Oct 4th (Sun) - Chocolate Experience -
Time: 4:00 p.m. Venue: The Bar (45F) Price: ¥9,000 (tax & service charge excluded)
Chocolate presentation and lecture followed by 7 chocolate pralines tasting. Creative pairing by Graham’s Port
Oct 3rd (Sat) - Chocolate Buffet Afternoon Tea -
Time: From 1:00 p.m. Venue: The Lobby Lounge (45F) Price: ¥10,000 (tax & service charge excluded)
W&J Graham’s Port
Founded in 1820 by two Scottish brothers William and John Graham, Graham’s Port gradually grew to become one of the greatest names in the Port industry. It was one of the first companies to invest in own vineyards in the beautiful region of Douro Valley – birthplace of Port – in the northeast of Portugal, with the purchase of the iconic Quinta dos Malvedos in 1890, thus controlling every step of the way of the viticulture and winemaking. Always a family business since its beginning, it is since 1970 owned and managed by the Symingtons, a fully committed family to the wine region and Port winemaking since 1882, and now in the 5th generation. Graham’s Ports are known for their richness of flavours, power and balance, and have gained global recognition particularly by the outstanding quality of its Vintage Ports (such as the magnificents 1948, 1963, 1970, 2000 or 2011) and more recently with the Aged Tawny Ports – of which the 20 Years Old is a perfect example.
Winemaker, Graham's Port
In 1692, King Louis XIV granted to Monsieur Damman the exclusive privilege of selling tea in France. This is the beginning of a long history that led Dammann Frères to establish the leadership in the tea trade industry of the country. Today, Dammann Frères counts over 300 hundreds of exclusive selection of tea whose flavour attract tea lovers with quality and tradition.