We have had many exciting life events, launches and successes in 2019. From weddings and birthdays all the way to beer launches and new degustations, it is safe to say that our 2019 was filled with happiness, joy and gratefulness.
We wish our Frenchies Family a Wonderful and Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
At Frenchies, we have many exciting projects for 2020 and hope you’ll be there to take part!
Here’s a summary of some of our highlights this past year.
Frenchies Turns 2!
We can’t believe we turned 2 in August! For our birthday, we celebrated with a fabulous event filled with canapés and gougères by Thomas and a towering croque-en-bouche by pastry chef Celine. Vincent also marked the day with a special craft beer, the Double Dry Hopped Imperial IPA.
La Boussole was the first release from our barrel ageing program, it’s the barrel-aged version of our Astrolabe. This process helped refining the aromas and flavours of caramel, apple, rhubarb, cherries and malt. The result was astonishing. We’ve only released 600 bottles. As it was a success, this year, we plan to barrel-age more of our beers.
More info about la boussole here.
Truffle Dinner Series
In August, one of the most prized and sought after ingredients, truffle, was highlighted for a dinner series. Chef Thomas curated an exquisite menu with items like foie gras mousse and beef short rib which was slow cooked and served on the bone with a truffle glaze. The entire menu was matched with wines and beers, including Vincent’s “bière de garde”, La Boussole.
We gave our own ‘Frenchies’ twist on Oktoberfest. We filled the event with gourmet but, authentic German food (Thomas handmade the bratwursts and currywursts himself) and craft beers. Vincent celebrated the occasion with a specially crafted Festbier, a party lager perfect for celebrations—prost!
Vincent got married to his longtime partner, Lorien. Lorien, who is also mother to his two kids, Flynn and Oceanna, looked as radiant as ever. As you can see, they got married on the beach with Thomas as a groomsman. We hope you can spot the Frenchies beers in their hands.
All the best to Vincent and his pretty family!
Modern Fine Dining
As Thomas decided to focus on fine dining and take Frenchies to the next level, the Start To Service team invited him to feature hi cuisine.
In the video, you can see how he creates his recipes, manages the intensity of service, and hear the story of how he became a chef…
Caviar Dinner Series
Chef Thomas sourced caviar from 3 different types of fish: sturgeon, salmon and trout. Specifically, he highlighted Neuvic Baeri, smoked golden trout and first harvest salmon caviar. All these in a 4-course degustation menu complete with matching beers and wines.
Early this year, Chef Thomas and his partner Ling welcomed a baby girl, Lola Cauquil-Ker…
Congratulations to the happy parents, the little princess will be turning one in a few weeks.
The national day of France was, of course, celebrated with French flair. Chef Thomas designed a fabulous 4-course dinner reflective of traditional French delicacies like Cuisse de Canard Confit, Aligot de l’Aubrac (that triple cheese mashed potato, yes!) and Tarte Tatin.