Remy Martin XO Pastry Pairings

Remy Martin

Had enough of painting and sculpture? Take a break with the culinary arts and a nice glass of fine Champagne cognac with Remy Martin and some of the finest pastry chefs in London – and the world. After running a competition to find the best dessert pairings to match their signature tipple, Remy Martin has announced the winners, all available to indulge in from now until Christmas.

Remy Martin XO Pastry Pairings
Clockwise from left: Sketch dessert landscape; Verdigris dessert landscape; Connaught dessert landscape; Five Fields dessert landscape; Mere dessert landscape.

Aurel Istrate & Romina Vasquez at The Connaught: A sumptuous three-parter with dark chocolate ganache, malt mousse, and coffee ice cream, with sour cherry gel infused with Rémy Martin XO.

Solene Bonhumeau & Loic Pellegry at The Five Fields: This chocolate, hazelnut and coffee dessert is a sweeter take on the traditional pairings any cognac connoisseur will recognise.

Enzo Housseau & Hugo Danjou at Mere: Inspired by the terroir of Remy Martin, experience layers of gianduja feuilletine, hazelnut dacquoise, confit grapefruit and caramelised grapefruit mousse.

Sarah Riddle & Marie Lau at Sketch: A delicious dacquoise sponge from hazelnuts filled with caramel sauce presented on a framed photo of the Remy Martin vineyard; showmanship at its best.

Scott Goss & James Harrison at Verdigris: While not strictly in London, this two-part wild-strawberry consomme and white chocolate and pea truffle is a walk through the Kentish countryside.

Focus

British-Nigerian artist Joy Labinjo

If you’re a gallery owner looking for future talent, this is where you’ll find it. Set aside for younger galleries not even of legal drinking age, FOCUS is dedicated to new and emerging artistic voices around the world. Ranging from the likes of British-Nigerian artist Joy Labinjo ahead of her solo exhibition in Newcastle to Los Angeles-based sculptor Karon Davis and her uncanny plaster works.

Frieze Art Fair

Fisk Tudor Ball

Art fans – and investors – rejoice, for once again London’s most exciting arts fair is heading to Regent’s Park for a long weekend of creative excellence. Featuring over 160 of the world’s leading galleries, it’ll take the full length just to experience everything on offer. With talks, curated exhibitions and contemporary art everywhere you look, it’s worth taking one of the guided tours just to avoid getting overwhelmed. Still, here are a few things you should not miss.

Where: Regent’s Park
When: 3-6 October

Get your tickets at frieze.com

Frieze Talks

The impossibly influential Bauhaus school this year celebrates its centenary and, in doing so, has earned its place as the centrepiece of this year’s Frieze Talks. As of writing, the full list of speakers has yet to be announced, but with Chief Curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Lydia Yee and Matthew McLean of Frieze Studios at the helm, expect some thought-provoking theses on Bauhaus.

Frieze Sculpture

Frieze Sculpture

If you’ve been out and about in Regent’s Park you may have already noticed a new sculptural flair to the area as Frieze’s annual sculpture showcase gets set up across the grounds. Ball-shaped Tudor houses, deconstructed slides and glowing moons are just a fraction of the works open to the public throughout the weekend. Missed a talk? Take a stroll and experience free-range art.