Camus Ball 2020 Caribbean Expedition Recreates French Royal Elegance and Luxury

By That's Shanghai, December 26, 2020

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On December 11, the 4th Camus Ball 2020 'Caribbean Expedition' and 2020 National Joint Induction Dinner, organized by French Camus Group and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, was successfully held at the Shanghai JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square. The current fifth-generation heirs of Camus Cognac, Cyril Camus and his wife, Alexa Camus, joined hands with gentry and celebrities from various fields and brand friends to the feast. 

This year, Camus presented a unique limited-edition cognac, Caribbean Expedition to the guests and performed another fashion and luxury French 'Royal' ball, accompanied by star chefs’ customized cuisine, fused with Caribbean themed performances and contemporary art settings.

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Camus Ball 2020 'Caribbean Expedition' Site

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Camus Ball 2020 'Caribbean Expedition' Site

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Cyril Camus indicated: "'Innovation' has always been the route to successfully run a family business, and the cooperation with Chaîne des Rôtisseurs will not only excavate more chefs with innovation and global vision, but also inspire more creative combinations of fine wine and food. 

"Meanwhile, Camus’ heritage brand value, 'Living tradition' coincides with Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, which is the cornerstone of our cooperation, aiming to explore more high-quality lifestyles with Chinese consumers."

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Cyril Camus and the leaders of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Grand Ceremony, Wine and Gourmet Feast

At this dinner, Camus global limited-edition cognac 'Caribbean Expedition' (limited to 4,500 bottles worldwide and 300 bottles in China) was surprisingly unveiled. The journey of this cognac with a unique code engraved on each bottle began in 2018. 

To experiment innovative ways of maturing cognac in Oceanic climates, Camus carefully selected 10 barrels of cognac aged for four years, which were transported by ship De Gallant across the Atlantic to Barbados in the Caribbean after 45 days, and completed the first maturation of this cognac on the ocean. 

Once on the island, the cognac was entrusted to Foursquare Master Distiller Richard Seale for one year of further maturation in tropical conditions. The very unique climate, under which the maturation happened, accelerated changes in colour and flavour profile, creating this cognac with a distinctive, highly aromatic taste that is an absolute first in the history of the category.

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And this time, the delicacies were elaborately crafted by the star chefs of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, combined with Camus’s global limited-edition cognac 'Caribbean Expedition', having intense aromas of banana and pear. 

The amber-colored wine with spicy accents of cocoa bean and nutmeg is full of explosive attack, followed by roundness and elegance. Dominated by brilliant ingredients, the chefs combined the classic French style with the Caribbean fantasy style to bring distinguished guests a ‘Triple Treats’.

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The 'Triple Treats' with classic French style and Caribbean fantasy style 

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The 'Triple Treats' with classic French style and Caribbean fantasy style 

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Deduct Classics, the Caribbean Journey

With magnificent decoration, noble and elegant table setting, special Caribbean-themed performance, cozy after-party, and exquisite wine and delicacies, Camus planned this ball to bring all the guests the synesthetic enjoyment and emotional sublimation related to the beauty of the French royal rituals and the Caribbean fantasy style.

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During the banquet, the awarding ceremony of the 2020 Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition champion was hold. The celebrity chef Peiliang Jiang won the 2020 Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition champion with his extraordinary cooking skills and ingenious creative dishes. And Yang Li, Yanghao Wong won the second and third place. 

Peiliang Jiang was on stage to accept the official award from Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, saying: "The event jointly organized by Camus and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs not only provides a high-end platform for fine cooking, gourmet, wine lovers and professionals from all over the world, but also encourages more partners to join our big family, together in the elegant taste to explore the joy of life."

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With the night falling and the starry sky shining, the 4th Camus Ball 2020 “Caribbean Expedition” came to a successful conclusion. However, Camus’s spirit of 'Living Tradition', pursuing excellence and leading the art of high-end French lifestyle continues.

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