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Hennessy joins forces with the celebrated butcher Hugo Desnoyer for an original pairing: veal tartare from the Corrèze region of France and Hennessy X.O


Once again, Hennessy and Hugo Desnoyer offer a unique culinary pairing of meat and Hennessy X.O at La Table d'Hugo Desnoyer in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Drawing on shared values of savoir-faire and transmission, the master butcher and Hennessy selected choice meats to go with creations by Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. Starting in May, meat-cognac pairings have been on the menu — a powerful taste sensation starring veal from the Corrèze region and a glass of Hennessy X.O.



Veal tartare from the Corrèze

Renowned as the purveyor of some of the best veal in France, Hugo Desnoyer makes a point of presenting the meat in an original way, for example in a veal tartare that has become one of his signature dishes. In this pairing, Hugo Desnoyer shines a spotlight on veal from the Corrèze region of France, prepared to order tableside.


Cognac Hennessy X.O

Hennessy X.O cognac, with its subtle profile of spicy, woody notes, is the fruit of a meticulous selection of deep, powerful eaux-de-vie that are distinctive not only for their character but also for their ability to counterbalance each other. The result is a robust, rich cognac that pairs perfectly with veal tartare.

This meat-cognac pairing is available exclusively à la carte at La Table d'Hugo Desnoyer through November 2023.

Hennessy X.O 

In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends and introduced a new style of cognac.  Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. 
Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of this Hennessy X.O cognac are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time.
Our Tasting Committee has explored every facet of the blend and identified several emotions that were assimilated to an Odyssey through 7 chapters: 

  • Sweet Notes: The palate is warmly embraced by flavors of candied fruit.
  • Rising Heat: The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of eaux-de-vie patiently aged in oak barrels.
  • Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavor intertwined with a hint of chocolate. 
  • Flowing Flame: A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt. 
  • Chocolate Lull: There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavor of a rich, dark chocolate.
  • Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.
  • Infinite Echo: The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.