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Martell Cordon Bleu's 100th anniversary brings full measure of limited edition history

On Saturday night in the inner courtyard of Hullett House, table after table of people toasted to Martell Cordon Bleu's 100th anniversary with loud, drawn-out yum sengs.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Trunk call

Champagne might be the celebratory drink, whisky the gentleman's spirit and wine the connoisseur's choice, but in the world of luxury alcohol, cognac will always hold the top spot as the wealthy set's true tipple. Lovers of fine French brandy can indulge in every aspect of the drink through a trunk from one of the region's oldest brands.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dished up

Water Margin in Causeway Bay is serving a three-course set menu with cocktails for HK$628 plus 10 per cent per couple.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

State of the arts

A dinner-auction at the China Club was the place to be for culture lovers last month, where more than $1 million was raised for the Asia Art Archive (AAA).

31 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Edmond a grand prospect

Edmond is the big plunge horse for this year's Martell Grand National - and no wonder. He is a confirmed stayer, has a touch of class and, most important of all, he loves soft going.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Perfect measures of cognac

'Men are like keys. I'm always forgetting where I put them.'

If Lai See came out with that, men would stare at her oddly and suggest she ease back on the wine.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

The house of the spirits

I was looking forward to hearing Laurent Martell explain the connection between cognac and hip-hop music, his taste for which was among a number of unusual disclosures in his biography.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am


Local racing enthusiast Chiu Fat Yuen and his family yesterday flew to England to watch 'their' outsider Addington Boy take his chance in the Martell Grand National at Aintree.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Martell chief drinks to a calmer pace

Having such an illustrious family name means Patrick Martell is constantly being badgered to imbibe.

Starting his career in Southeast Asia with responsibility for the Martell brand, Patrick spent most of his early years visiting nightclubs and bars to socialise with his clients.

7 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Super Freighter travelling so well for Wong

Super Freighter is unlikely to even get into Saturday night's feature event, the L'Or de Martell Cup at Sha Tin and if he does he is going to be way out of the handicap.

But the way he shaped at yesterday's trackwork session, he is going to be serious betting material in his next couple of outings.

26 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Spirited off

THIRTY-FOUR bottles of Martell brandy worth $7,343 were stolen from Park'N Shop in Des Voeux Road, Central.

30 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Banker's Delight for the punters

THERE are several positive time performances to take away from Saturday's meeting at Sha Tin, but top of the list has to be the impressive success of Banker's Delight in the opening Martell Cognac Plate.

13 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Bank on blinkered National

BLINKERS, like patriotism, are so often the last resort of the scoundrel in Britain but out here their application consistently leads to an improvement in form, writes Lawrence Wadey.

7 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Party guests step out in style

THE invitation to ''The Party'' - hosted by Martell at the Grand Hyatt ballroom - requested that guests ''bring their style'' and many of them most certainly did. Hosted by the cognac company's boss, Patrick Martell, the scintillating evening included a ritzy fashion show, lots of games and a sumptuous repast.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Valley night meeting goes live to Britain

JOCKEY Club supremo General Guy Watkins outlined three ''firsts'' for the racing body yesterday - and picked up a cheque for $1.25 million in the process.

Brandy giants Martell passed over the money to become the first company to sponsor an entire Hong Kong race meeting, rather than a single event.

17 Mar 1994 - 12:00am