Summer 2020 dedicated to gastronomy

Oct 23, 2020 • 2 mins
Team @Grappers

This summer, despite the pandemic, the Champagne Houses have vied with each other in inventiveness to offer their champagne fans novel, and above all “gastronomic” experiences! If you love good food and wine as much as we do at Grappers, you've no doubt already heard about some of them!

The Veuve Clicquot “Le Cochelet” luncheon at the Manoir de Verzy

In September, Veuve Clicquot Champagne House opened the gates of the Manoir de Verzy to celebrate the end of the harvest. This was a great chance for Champagne lovers to celebrate “Le Cochelet” (end of harvest) tradition and enjoy a convivial gastronomic luncheon. The emphasis was on seasonal products and simple, enticing recipes, which was a great way for Veuve Clicquot to enable its visitors to rediscover one of the most sparkling of traditions.

But that's not all! Summer 2020 also included a Rosé Champagne luncheon on the grass in the Manoir de Verzy grounds. This delightful gastronomic experience was dreamt up by Christophe Pannetier, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House's chef and his team. The menu included a platter of vegetables, a veggie smoothie, a selection of fruit, and a delicious tart... What a treat! 

Brunch à la Ruinart

The Ruinart Champagne House is unrivalled when comes to gourmet brunches. These brunches are a great chance for gastronomy lovers to sample the cuisine of Valérie Radou, the Champagne House’s head chef, in the idyllic setting of the Ruinart patio. If you are interested in hearing more about this experience, check out the article we wrote about the day we spent in the company of Olivier Livoir, Ruinart's hospitality manager. He talks about it better than anyone...!

Histoires de Bulles
A day with Olivier Livoir
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Luncheon on the Saint-Nicaise hill by Charles-Heidsieck

In July, the Charles Heidsieck Champagne House offered its visitors a very special dining experience on the Saint-Nicaise hill. This included a flute of Brut Réserve upon arrival and a luncheon accompanied by a bottle of Rosé Réserve or a magnum in one of the private parts of the Charles-Heidsieck garden. Pure bliss for those city dwellers in search of luxury and pleasure!

A stylish picnic in the Moët & Chandon Orangery gardens

Moët & Chandon opened its gardens throughout July, offering visitors the opportunity of relaxing and enjoying a unique and stylish dining experience based on their iconic Rosé, Moët Impérial Rosé. Chef Marco Fadiga put together an exceptional picnic basket inspired by his travels. It was a true culinary voyage of discovery.

So, what have you savoured this summer?