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La Champagnerie:

Off With Their Heads

BAR/LOUNGE OLD MONTREAL TRENDY

Disclaimer: This meal was comped.

The Pitch

Just as the weather rolled in with its soothing warmth and (a-little-too-much) humidity, La Champagnerie opens up in Old Montreal offering refreshing bubbly with some flair.  We were lucky to attend the pre-launch, alongside industry insiders, and experience the unique dramatic art of popping a bottle of Champagne with a saber, a.k.a. champagne sabering.

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The Mood

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The exposed brick walls with polished metal surfaces convey that rustic elegance that defines La Champagnerie.  Gramophones, metal-pipe contraptions, and other strange objects interestingly showcase a vintage aspect, and contrast the rustic feel.  The jam-packed space was buzzing and jovial; everyone gathered around the bar sipping some bubbly and relishing the tunes of DJ Abeille.

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The Food

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This is where it gets interesting!  With about 50 different flavours of bubbly, La Champagnerie will be satisfying a lot of taste buds.  Add the theatrical bottle sabering and you have a successful mix.  We sampled some sweet Spanish Cava and a drier Italian Prosecco on their own as well as in cocktails.  These are served deconstructed: test tubes full of flavouring ingredients that you mix with the bubbles.

The Verdict

La Champagnerie is bringing a new element to town: a big sparkling wine variety with some drama.  With a wide range of prices, you don't have to bust your wallet to have fun with bubbles.  News of this venture will be spreading in no time and we're sure people will be racing to try it out.  We know we'll pay them another visit soon!

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