Maison Hennessy celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with limited-edition bottles, Cherry Garden special tasting menus, and exclusive cocktails at MO Bar.

Chinese New Year is an important time for many. For Maison Hennessy too, especially since many a Lunar New Year celebration feast won’t be complete without a bottle of Hennessy cognac on the dining table.

For this Lunar New Year, Hennessy has collaborated with celebrated Shanghai-born, Dijon-based contemporary artist Yan Pei-Ming to create a special artwork. This larger-than-life painting – ‘La Grande Course’ – features all 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac painted in the artist’s signature ephemeral style. The partnership also extends to a numbered series of limited edition Hennessy V.S.O.P and X.O cognacs. Elements of Yan’s masterpiece emblazon each bottle and packaging, with prosperous hues of amber, orange, russet, and burgundy that bring festive cheer to any New Year celebration.

“When you hold a bottle of cognac up to sunlight, its hues vary so much. I wanted to portray cognac — but it’s light that is really the colour of this painting,” shared Yan, who is best known for painting large-sized portraits of celebrities and well-known figures such as Mao Zedong, Barack Obama, Pope Jean-Paul II, and Bruce Lee.

The limited Lunar New Year edition of Hennessy V.S.O.P Cognac is available at a price of S$129.20 (you can purchase it online here), while the limited Lunar New Year edition of Hennessy X.O Cognac is available at a price of S$361.35 (available for purchase online here).

Chinese New Year Hennessy tasting menus at Cherry Garden

Another way of celebrating Chinese New Year with Hennessy is at Cherry Garden in Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Hennessy has partnered the classic Cantonese restaurant for two special tasting menus that’s perfect for the festive season that comes with .

One menu centres on the Hennessy V.S.O.P (a bottle of which comes along when you order the menu). It offers dishes such a premium yu sheng platter which consists of Atlantic salmon, Canadian lobster, and Oscietra caviar, a thick superior broth packed with fish maw, bird’s nest and crab claw, as well as classic delights like whole roasted crispy suckling pig, steamed coral trout in homemade soy, and pan-fried Hokkaido scallop with pearl rice in mini golden pumpkin.

The other shines the spotlight on the Hennessy X.O. This menu centres on richer flavours to pair with the complex notes from the X.O, with dishes such as pan-fried Miyazaki A5 Wagyu sirloin, braised 3-head South African abalone with crispy sea cucumber, and winter shiitake mushroom in premium abalone sauce.

The limited-time Chinese New Year Hennessy menus are available at Cherry Garden from 9 January to 5 February 2023 at the price of S$3,988++ (8pax), S$4,388++ (9pax), and S$4,688++ (10pax) for the V.S.O.P tasting menu, and S$5,288++ (8pax), S$5,888++ (9pax), and S$6,288++ (10pax) for the X.O tasting menu.

CNY Hennessy cocktails ta MO Bar

Exclusive CNY Hennessy Cocktails at MO Bar

And if you love cocktails? Drop in at award-winning cocktail lounge MO Bar in Mandarin Oriental Singapore where the bar team has created four exclusive cocktails using Hennessy cognac.

There’s Hennessy Milk Punch, a clarified milk punch that’s spiced with vanilla and nutmeg, and Bitter Sweet, a rich and creamy chocolate-based concoction. Those who love their spirit-forward drinks can try Asian Side Car, which gives the classic Sidecar an Asian twist with notes of clove and orange, while the Peranakan Old Fashioned is a Cognac Old Fashioned with notes of pandan.

These limited-time Chinese New Year Hennessy cocktails are available at MO Bar from 9 January to 5 February 2023.

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