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Le Cordon Bleu alumni win Copa Jerez UK


Le Cordon Bleu London are delighted to share the news that alumni Gail Ge’er Li and Jaichen Lu claimed victory with their three-course, Sherry inspired menu at the Copa Jerez national final in London on Monday 17th October.

The team presented their Japanese influenced dishes to the judges who unanimously declared the beef tongue paired with oloroso the dish of the tournament. This was accompanied by a cured mackerel starter with a glass of en rama fino and followed by a chocolate dessert, paired with a 30-year-old palo cortado VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry).

The winning menu presented Sherry wines as the perfect partner and impressed the judges with fine cookery and appreciation for how best to serve wines from Jerez.

Gail and Jiachen are both alumni of Le Cordon Bleu London and work together at Dinings SW3 as sommelier and chef de partie respectively. They will go on to compete at the international final next year.

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