The Upper House launches C’est Cheese – The House Cheeserie, an artisanal cheese and wine pop-by. The concept is all about a casual service style and high-quality produce, sourced from responsible and devoted farming families and enjoyed with a bottle of wine or two in the lush surroundings of The Lawn.
“We’ve seen the way cheese lovers light up when they see a beautiful board adorned with flavourful artisanal cheeses. We are also these people. We hope to recreate these bursts of joy with our guests, to offer another reason to wile away an evening in the delicious company of cheese, wine and friends,” said Yvonne Cheung, Director of Restaurant and Bar, The Upper House.
Refreshed weekly, the cheese menu features varieties from France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Handpicked by award-winning chef sommelier, Leo Au, the wine list also alternates regularly with punchy wines and a few surprises that are the perfect accompaniment to the gourmet cheeses.
The Vacherin Fribougeois, a firm aged Swiss Cheese from Les Frères Marchand, requires ancient traditional methods of repeated washings and turnings, producing a wonderfully textured palate that melts quickly into robust, creamy nuttiness balanced by its natural acidity. Au recommends pairing it with something different – a sparkling sake from Yamanshi made by Shichiken. It is unfiltered, therefore a touch cloudy, and offers its own effervescent texture to decompress the complex layers of denser cheeses.
The Italian ripe taleggio from the Bergamo region of Lombardia is aged for 100 days, nearly three times the minimum requirements, to allow for a much more developed aroma, a pudding like consistency, and waves of complexities that most definitely trigger another scoop. Au recommends pairing the rich, sensual cheese with Poulsard from Domaine du Pelican in the Jura – a wine with beautiful lifted complexity of its own.
Cheese boards are priced from HK$275 for a selection of three, HK$475 for five or HK$675 for seven. Enjoy a 50% discount on selected bottles of wine from 5pm to 7pm daily.
C’est Cheese – The House Cheeserie
Tuesday – Sunday, 5pm – 11pm (subject to Government regulations)
Level 6, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway