SingleThread ‘Mid Autumn in Sonoma’ tablescape. Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
Dedication to excellence is the apparent theme that connects the House of Rémy Martin, The Michelin Guide, and Healdsburg restaurant and farm SingleThread. Much less apparent, no less than within the case of Rémy Martin and Michelin, is the trio’s shared ardour for sustainability. Whereas SingleThread proprietors Katina and Kyle Connaughton overtly have made it their life’s mission to mix the artwork of sustainable agriculture with culinary distinction, Rémy Martin and Michelin have flown just below the radar on this regard. Each deserve recognition for their very own sustainable ideas, and that recognition lately was supplied when the three entities converged for a gastronomic occasion that highlighted optimistic modifications going down inside the meals business.
For practically three centuries, the Home of Rémy Martin, primarily based in Cognac, France, has participated in forward-thinking viticulture through the implementation of moral and environmental practices that protect terroir, enrich the land and its individuals, and honor custom. And in doing so, the model has produced premium spirits that constantly attraction to the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. A profound love of the land, a continuity of household possession, and a passionate dedication to excellence have proved the corporate’s cornerstones since its founding in 1724.
Chef Romuald Feger’s Crisp Apple and Steamed Okinawan Sugar Sponge Cake. Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
As the unique international cognac companion of the Michelin Information, and International Associate of Michelin Star Revelation occasions, Rémy Martin celebrates Michelin’s new Green Star designation, launched in 2020, and introduced to those that responsibly protect sources and embrace biodiversity, scale back meals waste and the consumption of non-renewable vitality, and customarily display an impressive dedication to sustainable gastronomy and a extra accountable future. SingleThread, already a 3 Michelin star designee, was one of many earliest recipients of this extra Inexperienced Star designation.
Rémy Martin’s Government Chef Romuald Feger visits Katina & Kyle Connaughton at their SingleThread Farm. Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
SingleThread Farm, Healdsburg, CA. Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
A current, unique two-day culinary and cocktail immersion in Northern California discovered visitors harvesting components from SingleThread’s biodynamic Sonoma County farm, exploring seasonal and vibrant plant-based dishes on the Connaughton’s second Healdsburg restaurant, Little Saint (every dish paired with Rémy Martin cocktails), and savoring delicate menu objects rooted in Japanese custom and precept at SingleThread, the place the idea of omotenashi (the spirit of selfless hospitality) is ever current. The 4 Fingers dinner, ready by Rémy Martin’s Government Chef Romuald Feger and Chef Connaughton, captured the guts of Cognac and launched visitors to a outstanding stage of artistic craftsmanship. To mirror the essence of the Home of Rémy Martin, Chef Romuald, for example, curated delectable dishes, reminiscent of a Crisp Apple and Steamed Okinawan Sugar Sponge Cake topped with Walnuts and indulgent Hay Ice Cream, to harmoniously praise the opulence of Rémy Martin XO and its aromas of juicy plums, candied oranges, and floral notes, whereas Chef Connaughton and his staff ready signature SingleThread creations such because the ‘Mid Autumn in Sonoma’ starter of small bites, introduced inside Katina’s dazzling seasonal tablescape, and paired with Rémy Cointreau’s Telmont Brut Rosé Champagne.
Chef Kyle Connaughton and Chef Romuald Feger within the SingleThread kitchen. Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
Chef Romuald Feger and Chef Kyle Connaughton put together their ‘4 Fingers Dinner.’ Picture courtesy of Rémy Martin
“By teaming up with the Michelin Information, we have been excited to advertise the efforts and actions of eating places reminiscent of SingleThread, who’ve championed the artwork of sustainable agriculture and culinary excellence,” stated Feger. “Rémy Martin and Michelin are two emblematic homes rooted in French tradition, and it’s a partnership wherein I take nice delight. I used to be equally happy with this chance to pair SingleThread’s forward-thinking, land-rooted delicacies with the elegant aromas of Cognac superb Champagne.”
‘We have been thrilled to collaborate with the Michelin Information, Rémy Martin, and Chef Feger on this particular occasion to discover sustainable agricultural practices and delicacies,” added Connaughton. “It’s extremely thrilling to have the ability to shine extra of a highlight on supporting good meals programs and its bigger significance to native communities.’