French champagne house Moët & Chandon has opened its largest champagne bar in Europe this week. Harrods department store in London serves the full selection of champagnes from the Moët Imperial e Moët Ice to the grand vintage champagnes, champagne cocktails and a matching menu of ‘bites’. If you need another excuse to go shopping in London, now you have it!
This stylish bar is located on the ground floor of the world-famous Harrods department store. Absolutely fabulous to settle down with your shopping bags and catch your breath with a wildly sparkling glass of bubbly.
Champagne bars are the trend of the moment. No wonder, because champagne has never been so popular before. And what could be better than enjoying a moment in an environment that is all about this bubble. In Amsterdam you can now visit ‘The Champagne Room’ and the new ‘Bar du Champagne’ on the Rokin.
World cities such as London have had champagne bars for years, for example in luxury department stores. Because real shopping includes a glass of bubbly. But never before as big as Harrods’ new Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar. This is also the first permanent champagne bar of this house in Europe.
Moët & Chandon has served the royal courts of France under Louis XV, walked the red carpets of Hollywood, toasted the Grand Slams of the world, lit Studio 54, attended every Fashion Week, rejoiced with every milestone of the Queen, and to this is added Harrods department store: an iconic London destination with its doors open to all.
The bar seats 34 under a striking gold chandelier that reflects the topography of the Epernay region. The Champagnes served by the bottle – from 75cl to magnum – include exceptional wines from the Moët & Chandon Legacy Champagne Grand Vintage and from the Legacy Champagne Rare Limited Edition Bottle Collections – including a 1959 Grand Vintage Magnum worth €4,400, but the more accessible Brut Imperial NV (€19) is also on the menu.
You can also taste fantastic champagne cocktails and choose from a number of bizarrely tasty bites. How about stone oysters with a topping of pear, cucumber and Oscietra caviar or a vegan ‘faux gras’ with rhubarb and ginger served with bread. And completely addictive: the creamy Moët Caramel. This is a Moët & Chandon dark chocolate bottle filled with 66% dark chocolate mousse & salted caramel, served on a crunchy biscuit.
Are you a real foodie? That’s good, because this bar has thought of that too. Gourmets will not be disappointed with a range of delicious sweet and savory dishes. From the signature ‘Choux Love’ – dish of the house – a dessert of puffs filled with mango and passion fruit (each branded with Moët’s letters) – to the ‘Cheese Délice’ – a burrata stracciatella with spicy kimchi on toast of black sesame.