Champagne Bottles Poppin’ Up at Mandarin Oriental
Seasonal swag is taking up residence inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A champagne lounge in partnership with acclaimed French winemaker Champagne Taittinger debuts on December 3.
Pop into the five-star hotel’s luxurious lobby to warm up by the fireplace—or impress your Tinder date—with light fare like Oscietra caviar with smoked salmon and buckwheat blinis; oysters with red wine mignonette; Wellfleet countneck clams; shrimp cocktail; and Gloucester lobster petite brioche. For sweets, pastry chef Robert Differ will offer a spread of macarons and chocolate bonbons.
Just in for a drink? The Champagne Lounge will be pouring two wines by the glass and popping six assorted bottles. Champagne Taittinger, founded in 1734 and still owned by the Taittinger family, is in Rhiems, and its champagnes are Chardonnay-dominant. The mixologists at the Mandarin Oriental will also create seasonal cocktails with the estate’s lively Brut la Française. Try the Boylston Blizzard, with vanilla simple syrup, kirsch brandy, and a Luxardo cherry; the Mandarin Rosemary, with Mandarin orange juice and rosemary syrup; and others.
The seasonal lounge is available to rent for holiday parties, and regular hours of service will be Wednesday-Sunday, 3 p.m.-close, through the winter.
Champagne Taittinger Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston; 617-535-8888 or mandarinoriental.com.