Vodka Gastronomique: Chef Alain Ducasse’ term for the perfect way to drink vodka – with food! As one of the world’s most decorated chefs, Ducasse and legendary Grey Goose Cellar Master Francois Thibault recently collaborated to create a vodka that pairs seamlessly with your meal and have it spark a world-wide culinary trend. 

Known for pushing the boundaries of taste, Alain Ducasse and Francois Thibault were interested in examining the reinvention of fine dining in Paris and beyond, which abandons the sedate formality usually associated with white tablecloths in favor of a more modern, energized experience – one that still answers a desire for upscale quality. The new expression of vodka gastronomique, celebrates the notion that vodka can be enjoyed during culinary occasions – particularly for those looking to revitalize fine dining with innovation, excitement and a beverage that can awaken the spirit rather than send it to bed.

First introduced into the Chicago market by Chef Noah Sandoval and Bartender Julia Momose of Oriole (661 W Walnut Street), Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse incorporates three different levels (light, medium and dark) of toasted soft winter wheat from Picardie, which is used in the production of Grey Goose Original. With the intention to explore the art and science behind food & cocktail pairings, the group was honored to be among the first to work with Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse. Included in the growing list of Chicago restaurants to carry this limited-edition vodka are Bad Hunter (802 W Randolph Street) and Gibsons Italia (233 N Canal Street). Stay tuned for more places to come! 

Want to take a stab at Vodka Gastronomique at home? Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse is available for purchase at Punt and Plume (1324 W Wrightwood Avenue), Binny’s South Loop (1132 S Jefferson Street) and A&S Beverages (308 E 75th Street), as well as online at reservebar.com. Below are some fun recipes to try and make your dinner the way Ducasse intended it to be! 

Ggs
GGS

GGS 

1.5 oz Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse 

0.5 oz Vermouth infused with saffron

0.25 oz Dry Vermouth

Lady Goose
Lady Goose

Lady Goose

1.5 oz Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse

2 dash Organic Pomegranate Juice

0.25 oz Fresh lime juice

0.25 oz Saké

 

La Halle Des Halles 1
La Halle des Halles

La Halle des Halles

0.25 Sake Nikchiei (Nakamura Brewery, selection A.D.)

1.75 oz Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse 

Stir and strain into a martini glass.

Toast A Lancienne
Toast à l'ancienne

Toast à l’ancienne 

2 oz Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse 

1 pinch Espelette pepper 

3 drops Toasted vanilla syrup 

5 drops Toasted peanut oil

Stir and fine strain into an old fashion glass, over one large ice cube. Garnish with a pinch of Espelette pepper on ice cube.

Paris Express
Paris Express

Paris Express

2 oz Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse 

2 dash Angostura bitters

0.5 oz Coffee and toasted vanilla syrup

0.75 oz Espresso ristretto (cold)

Whip in a shaker and serve in a black Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a small piece of Grey Goose toasted wheat.

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Source: http://www.chicagofoodmagazine.com/news/grey-goose-interpreted-by-alain-ducasse-now-available-at-these-chicago-hotspots