Craftsmanship and Sustainability: Ruinart and Silo Collaboration

In a collaboration between Maison Ruinart and Silo, the Savoir (Re)Faire Supper Series emerges as a beacon of craftsmanship and sustainability in the world of gastronomy.

This monthly culinary experience not only celebrates the artistry of Ruinart’s Blanc Singulier but also highlights Silo’s innovative approach to zero-waste dining.

Together, these pioneers confront the challenges of climate change through a curated menu that evolves with the seasons, showcasing the adaptive techniques and deep-rooted philosophies that define their respective crafts.

Founded in 1729, Maison Ruinart holds the prestigious title of being the oldest champagne house in existence. For centuries, Ruinart has upheld a steadfast commitment to its terroir and the timeless savoir-faire that defines its wines.

As the champagne house prepares to enter its fourth century, it faces unprecedented challenges posed by climate change. Rising temperatures and earlier harvests have necessitated a profound evolution in winemaking practices.

Transition to Savoir Re-Faire: Crafting New Aromatic Profiles

Embracing a forward-thinking ethos, Ruinart has embarked on a journey of innovation known as Savoir Re-Faire.

Craftsmanship and Sustainability: Ruinart and Silo Collaboration

This transformative approach not only honours the traditional craftsmanship that defines the Maison but also adapts it to the demands of a changing climate. At the heart of this evolution lies the creation of Ruinart Blanc Singulier, a testament to Ruinart’s ability to innovate while maintaining its distinctive character.

Under the guidance of Cellar Master Frédéric Panaïotis, Ruinart has identified new aromatic profiles emerging from their vineyards in response to climate variations. These profiles, previously unseen, reflect the terroir’s adaptation to warmer climates and earlier harvests.

Ruinart Blanc Singulier, crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes and featuring minimal dosage, exemplifies this adaptation. It strikes a delicate balance between aromatic intensity and freshness, showcasing Ruinart’s mastery in the face of environmental challenges.

Collaboration with Silo: Sustainability in Gastronomy

Douglas McMaster, founder of Silo, shares Ruinart’s dedication to sustainability through gastronomy. Silo, known as the world’s first zero-waste restaurant, aligns perfectly with Ruinart’s values of innovation and excellence.

Craftsmanship and Sustainability: Ruinart and Silo Collaboration

The partnership between Ruinart and Silo for the Savoir (Re)Faire Supper Series signifies a union of shared philosophies: a commitment to preserving natural resources and reducing environmental impact through culinary artistry.

The Gastronomic Experience: Pairing Innovation with Tradition

At the heart of the Savoir (Re)Faire Supper Series lies an unparalleled gastronomic experience curated by Silo.

Each monthly event invites guests to explore a menu that evolves with the seasons, influenced by the changing climate and sustainable farming practices. The five-course meal is thoughtfully paired with Ruinart’s finest cuvées, including the exclusive Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 19, Ruinart Rosé, and Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.

This curated tasting experience not only tantalizes the palate but also educates guests on the nuanced evolution of taste influenced by climate variations. It showcases the potential for culinary excellence while promoting sustainability and responsible consumption.

Through this partnership, Ruinart and Silo aim to inspire a new generation of chefs and consumers to embrace sustainable practices in gastronomy.

Embracing Zero-Waste Principles: Silo’s Philosophy

At Silo, McMaster’s philosophy of zero waste extends beyond culinary innovation to encompass the entire dining experience. Rejecting over-processing and food miles, Silo sources ingredients in their whole form, ensuring maximum flavour and nutritional value.

Craftsmanship and Sustainability: Ruinart and Silo Collaboration

The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of its operations, from the in-house flour mill that transforms ancient wheat varieties to their root-to-leaf ideology, which maximizes the potential of every ingredient.

Beyond the kitchen, Silo’s dedication to zero waste extends to its design and furnishings. The restaurant’s furniture and fittings are crafted from reclaimed materials, ranging from recycled food packaging to mycelium grown on spent brewer’s grains.

This commitment to upcycling not only minimizes waste but also creates a unique dining environment that reflects Silo’s ethos of sustainability and innovation.

Fostering Sustainable Partnerships: A Network of Like-Minded Suppliers

Central to Silo’s success is its network of suppliers who share McMaster’s commitment to sustainability. These partnerships ensure that Silo maintains its zero-waste integrity, from the sourcing of ingredients to the composting of food scraps.

By collaborating with like-minded suppliers who prioritize regenerative farming and biodiversity, Silo sets a standard for sustainable gastronomy.

Through the Ruinart x Silo partnership, the Savoir (Re)Faire Supper Series serves as a catalyst for change within the culinary world. By demonstrating the viability and deliciousness of zero-waste practices, McMaster and Ruinart hope to inspire the growth of similar initiatives globally.

Craftsmanship and Sustainability: Ruinart and Silo Collaboration

Their collaboration not only celebrates craftsmanship and sustainability but also sets a new standard for gastronomic excellence in harmony with the environment.


The Savoir (Re)Faire Supper Series by Ruinart and Silo represents a harmonious fusion of tradition, innovation, and sustainability.

This collaboration not only celebrates the artistry of winemaking and gastronomy but also showcases a shared commitment to environmental stewardship.

Through curated culinary experiences and zero-waste practices, Ruinart and Silo redefine craftsmanship for a changing world, inspiring a future where excellence and sustainability go hand in hand.

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