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La Maison 1888 Earned Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence

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La Maison 1888, French restaurant led by a three-starred Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire with its home at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, has been recognized by Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine cellar.

In 2017, Wine Spectator is honoring 3,592 restaurants—hailing from all 50 states and more than 75 countries—for their outstanding dedication to wine. The awards are given across three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. La Maison 1888 is recognised in the category of Award of Excellence, which names restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Artfully designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, the wine cellar at La Maison 1888 is one of the largest temperature controlled walk-in wine cellars in Vietnam. More than 2000 bottles of wine are beautifully arranged on the wooden racks, including the most premium names, such as the “gems” of Premier Grand Cru Classé wines (Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Haut Brion and Chateau Margaux). Diners at La Maison 1888 are also invited to visit this one of a kind wine cellar.

Nestled in the grounds of breathtaking Son Tra Peninsula of Central Vietnam and surrounded by the lavish greenery and soothing sounds of the Eastern Sea, La Maison 1888 has started its journey in 2012 and has immediately been featured in the Architectural Digest’s Top Ten list of most beautifully designed new restaurants. Today, La Maison 1888, under the leadership of three-starred Michelin chef, Pierre Gagnaire, is the number one gastronomic destination in Vietnam and the region.

About La Maison 1888
La Maison 1888 captures the essence of haute French dining, with the distinct gourmet experience of delectable à la carte menu of distinguished classic French cuisine. This signature restaurant has already becoming the number one gastronomic destination in Vietnam.

Being the first restaurant in Vietnam that features a Michelin-starred chef and after three successful years working with Michel Roux, La Maison 1888 is now home to the world renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire.

Top 10 in the Architectural Digest’s list for the most beautifully designed new restaurant, this truly special restaurant was designed to recreate an antique French mansion with each dining area its own intimate niche reflecting a period room. La Maison 1888’s setting tells the story of a colonial French-Eurasian family through architecture and interior design. Private dining rooms reveal the characters of this fictional clan: from the sensible Accountant’s Room, to the thrill-seeking Traveler’s Room, to the risqué Le Boudoir de Madame.

 About InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Hidden in the myth-filled hills of ‘Monkey Mountain’ in the heart of the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, the five-star InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort a work of art as much as a resort.   Set in 37 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to a private beach – dramatic views of the sea can be enjoyed from all 200 rooms – every inch of this luxury resort is the stunning creation of star architect Bill Bensley and, as a result, is unique in design and concept.

Gourmet travellers will appreciate La Maison 1888 (and its outstanding wine cellar) by multi-Michelin starred Pierre Gagnaire, while those looking for a genuine wellness retreat will love the HARNN Heritage Spa set in a private lagoon. Travellers can treat tired feet to the ultimate pedicure by ‘podiatrist to the stars’ Bastien Gonzales as global leaders put the world to rights at The Summit, the resort’s impressive conference centre.

Billed as the place “where myth meets luxury”, it’s an easy drive from InterContinental Danang to UNESCO world heritage sites of Hoi An, Hue and My Son (described as “Vietnam’s Angkor Wat”) making it a perfect base for travellers seeking an experience that connects them to central Vietnam.

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