The Langham Boston Opens Champagne Lounge “The Reserve”


The anticipated opening of Boston’s latest luxury lounge, The Reserve, is here.

Located in the iconic Langham, Boston, in the financial district, the unveiling of the European-style Champagne lounge marks the end of an eight month $6 million renovation to the hotel’s 6,000 square foot lobby.
The Reserve opened its doors Friday, November 2, 2012.

“The Langham, Boston is a timeless hotel with great historical significance to the city,” said Serge Denis, Managing Director of The Langham, Boston. “With the transformation of our lobby, we worked to preserve that history, blending modern and classic elements to create a visually stunning grand entrance that enchants our guests. The opening of The Reserve, an elegant champagne lounge, provides our guests with a third unique dining and entertainment option within the hotel, which will further enhance their experience.”

Spacious and airy, the hotel’s new grand lobby designed by CBT Architects boasts an open, contemporary floor plan with a dramatic new entrance, welcoming concierge center and stylish reception area. In The Reserve, opulent purple and gold custom-made leather banquets and tailored high-back chairs complement a gleaming white Italian marble floor and dark-wood mixed-height dining and conversation tables that seat 60. Housed in Boston’s former Federal Reserve Bank building, which originally opened in 1922, The Langham is a national architectural landmark.

Executive Chef Mark Sapienza’s menu features a continental breakfast and dining from dawn until dusk with nibbles, light entrees and desserts. Libations include a worldly selection of champagne and wine served by the glass or bottle, along with an extensive list of domestic and imported beer.

“The Reserve was designed to provide a relaxed, traditional setting for our guests,” said Sapienza.
“The light cuisine is the perfect pairing to our global champagne and wine selection, which covers numerous cultures throughout the world.” Starting November 2, The Reserve will serve continental breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and beverages until midnight. The lounge will open for dinner later commencing late November.

The Reserve is located at 250 Franklin Street, Boston, Mass. 02110.

Champagne Bollinger & James Bond

Bollinger

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 007’s appearance on screen and the Bollinger / James Bond partnership, Champagne Bollinger is launching a limited edition of Bollinger La Grande Année 2002. The sleek black and silver bottle will be presented in a special box designed in the shape of a Walther PPK Silencer.

La Grande Année 2002 alone is certainly worth collecting; according to Bollinger Cellar Master Mathieu Kauffman, “it is the most exceptional vintage in the last decade.”

From 1st to 21st October 2012, web users are invited to test their knowledge about the Bollinger/Bond association through a competition on www.facebook.com/Bollinger. For the whole duration of the competition, Bollinger will celebrate 50 years of 007 in its web magazine www.lifecanbeperfect.com.

Jean Taittinger of Champagne Taittinger Dies At 89

Jean Taittinger, honorary chairman of Champagne Taittinger, passed away September 23 at the age of 89. Taittinger, father of the Champagne house’s current president and CEO Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, was co-owner of not only the Taittinger Champagne business but also the luxury hotel group Société du Louvre. In addition, he was prominently involved in politics; was mayor of Reims from 1957-1977; and was the French Secretary of State for Finance, Minister of Justice and Minister of State from 1971-1974 under President Georges Pompidou. Jean’s brother Claude, who retired in 2006, was a long-time head of Champagne Taittinger.

Source:  Shanken News

Scarlett Johansson Arrives in Russia for Moët & Chandon’s 250th Anniversary Champagne Bash

Scarlett Johansson wore a green Emilio Pucci dress last night to attend Moët & Chandon’s 250th Anniversary party in Moscow. Before heading into the bash, she posed for pictures with the CEO of Moët Hennessy Russia, Frank Floc’hlay. As the face of the Champagne brand, Scarlett’s travelled the world for promotional events since linking up with Moët  in 2009. More recently, Scarlett’s been hanging out in Paris with boyfriend Nate Naylor and even making the rounds at a few Fashion Week parties.

The Champagne Bar: Nairobi’s First Rooftop Champagne Bar

Sankara Hotels & Resorts Nairobi pops the cork on the first rooftop Champagne bar in Nairobi this week. The Champagne Bar located on the seventh floor has panoramic city views and has a champagne list of over 30 champagnes by the glass including brut, rosé and prestige cuvee.

Champagne List highlights
Taittinger Reserve, Billecart Salmon Rose, Lanson Black Label, Pierre Jouet, Nicholas Feuillatte 1999 special, Krug, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Moet et Chandon.
Oysters with a champagne velouté, cured Scottish salmon, tramezzo (lobster sandwich), truffles and designer macaroons are some of the delights on the canapé menu, which has been specially created to complement the extensive champagne offering.
The décor is modern with metallic tones and luxurious textures.
Liz Palmer
@Champagnehouses