Inside Haute Living’s Exclusive Armand de Brignac Dinner at Nobu

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Mim Gardiner & Kamal Hotchandani

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Haute Living held a posh dinner party with the regal champagne, Armand de Brignac, at Miami hotspot Nobu, located at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. The fête served as a dual celebration in honor of the prestigious winemaker, Emilien Boutillat‘s, visit to Miami that weekend, and also to celebrate Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani‘s birthday in Miami.


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The hip and sexy atmosphere of the renowned Japanese restaurant set the stage for a memorable evening in the restaurant’s private dining area, where guests were treated to an evening of fine cuisine and exquisite wine pairings. The evening began with cocktails, where guests mixed and mingled throughout the private area as they sipped Armand de Brignac Brut Gold.

Tayo Adewon & Jay Ajayi12
Tayo Adewon & Jay Ajayi

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Lisa Hochstein & Lenny Hochstein

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Notable guests included Mim Gardiner, Global Brand Director of Armand de Brignac; Emilien Boutillat, Armand de Brignac winemaker; 19-time Grammy Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan; Miami Dolphins star Jay Ajayi; social media influencer XeniaDavid and Christy MartinLenny and Lisa HochsteinArchie Drury; Donae BurstonNavin Chatani; Yona PuriLouis and Angela BirdmanAlan and Ruth ZelcerCamilo and Nina MiguelHaute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani and more.

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As dinner began and guests took their seats, the culinary journey commenced, starting with tasty Toro Jalapeño with sides of Edamame and Crispy Orka, followed by a rich Seabass Honey Truffle, which paired delightfully with the brand’s decadent Armand de Brignac Rosé. The crisp bubbles deliciously highlighted the rich flavors of the following Shiitake Parmesan Rice with Lotus and Truffles, as well as the Grade A5 Wagyu, which was flambéed throughout the long dinner table, creating a show of flaming fire that left a delicious platter of the finest beef. Of course, guests had to get their fix of the acclaimed sushi, and indulged in a mixed sushi platter to finish off the dinner portion of the evening.

Emilien Boutillat speaking
Emilien Boutillat speaking

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With words from Emilien Boutillat explaining the intricate winemaking process of the champagne, guests learned how each variety was made and what tastes were manifesting in each glass, and enjoyed a toast with the passionate winemaker commemorating a wonderful evening.

Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan

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Finally, dessert was brought out amidst flaming candles and choirs of “Happy Birthday” ringing throughout the space as the party burst out in song for the CEO’s birthday. The sweet end was made complete with the prestigious finale of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs champagne, which was generously poured from the brand’s giant silver metalized champagne bottles emblazoned with their signature Ace of Spades logo.


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