A Jeroboam of 1999 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne was sold for £18,000 in a charity auction for UNICEF. The auction raised nearly £250,000 as part of the Diner des Tsars event at the end of March.
Tom Aikens prepared an eight course meal at the Diner des Tsars, based on a legendary dinner held at the World Art Fair in Paris in 1867 at the Café Anglais (now Le Tour d'Argent) restaurant in Paris. Tsar Alexander II hosted the dinner where his son, who would later become Alexander III and the Emperor of Prussia, dined on 15 courses.
Tickets to the event, which was organized by UNICEF ambassador Jemima Khan, cost £1,500 per person.