The ‘Salon des Outsiders’ is a gathering held twice a year—once in Lausanne and once in Paris—showcasing not only renowned Cru wines (mostly from Bordeaux) but also lesser known wines which are ‘punching above their weight’ in terms of quality per price and reputation.

The November Parisian gathering was held in the lavish Shangri-La hotel. The kickoff dinner took place in the hotel’s two-Michelin starred restaurant. The menu matched Asian and French food with renowned wines.



Christophe Moret and Samuel Lee Sum.

Moret, the Executive Chef at Shangri-La, is a hard core fan of incorporating fresh vegetables into dishes and providing unique experiences for guests.

Lee Sum, from Hong Kong, focuses on subtleties of Chinese cuisine.






Summer Island King Prawn in a pot au feu jelly with caviar.

Matched  with …

Ployez-Jacquemart, Cuveé Liesse d’Harbonville, 1999. Champagne.

First Course

Samuel Lee Sum’s dim sum collection.

Matched with …

Domaine de Baronarques, 2014. Languedoc, a Baron Philippe de Rothschild estate.

Main Course – 2 Dishes

Fish strips with shepherds pie and truffles.

Matched with …

Château Canon 2014. Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé.

Venison tournedos, Macaire potatoes and Périgueux sauce.

Matched with …

Château Mouton Rothschild 2004. Pauillac, premier Cru Classé.


Raw, iced and smoked Papuan cocoa beans.

Matched with …

Quinto Do Noval 2003 vintage port, Portugal. 


130 wine and food aficionados kicked off two days of Jean Marc Quarin’s ‘outsiders’ tasting of predominantly Bordeaux based red wines at this huge and beautiful location in Paris.

The Parisian Shangri-Là is luxurious and opulent, with inner architecture and design that are both regal and snazzy.

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