Ah Champagne! Is there a more perfect libation on God's green earth than the bubbly effervescence of that most luxurious of sparkling wines? The short answer is no.
Generally reserved only for special occasions, but as Willie Gluckstern once said, "in a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening," and if you live in or around Montreal, now you actually can.
Unofficially open since the beginningof April in the prestigious Dix30 district, Chmpgn + Cie is a brand-new bar dedicated to just that - Champagne! And all the finer things in life that go along with it!
Sponsored by none other than Moët & Chandon, this exclusive concept specializes in serving a wide variety of house cocktails, sparkling wines, Prosecco and Cava, as well as a selection of refined vintages and the most exquisite signature champagne concoctions you’ve ever had.
Of course, a glass of Champagne is best served with a delicious meal, and Chmpgn+Cie does that too! The gorgeous dinning room is the perfect place to celebrate special moments, impress a date, or just relax with friends, while enjoying succulent appetizers, unforgettable main courses and mouth-watering desserts.
Not only that, from Wednesday to Saturday, Chmpgn+Cie hosts lively happy hours featuring nightly specials and finger foods, accompanied by the best live DJs, service and entertainment in town.
Reservation a must!
Chmpgn+Cie's official grand opening will be mid-May, but make sure to like them on Facebook to know what surprises they have in-store until then.
It's out with the old and in with the new when it comes to vending machines. First, we found "Cake ATMs" where you can grab a slice of cake while in different malls in the city. Now, there's a vending machine in Montreal that's stocked with Moët & Chandon champagne in the W Hotel that'll make you feel as glamorous as you deserve.
But it's not as easy to snag as the cake slices. To take advantage of the very first champagne vending machine installed in a hotel in Quebec, you will have to stay in one of the W Hotel's suites for at least one night. You will receive tokens that can be exchanged for two 200-millilitre bottles of Moët & Chandon's Brut Impérial champagne.
"We can't wait for visitors to experience our unique ephemeral champagne installations," said Alexandre Tessier, director of sales and marketing at W Montreal, in a press release.
Guests staying in the WOW and EWOW suites will also be treated to a complimentary one-hour champagne tasting in an all-glass room called the "Champagne Box."
A maximum of six people can enter this room at a time, so the experience is intimate. Those who participate will be able to taste three different Moët & Chandon vintages: Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut - Rosé and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 Brut or Rosé.
Note that this same experience is offered until February 2022, to all Quebecers for the sum of $95, you just have to reserve on the OpenTable website.