Lilly Bollinger, one of the producers of Bollinger Champagnes, once said, “I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty.” We feel there’s no time when Champagne isn’t appropriate. So whether you’re celebrating, with friends or alone, try out one of these places to sup Champagne in Las Vegas.
Save a meal in the Krug Room at Restaurant Guy Savoy for a special occasion. At $750 per person, it includes a dinner of seasonal dishes in the private dining room paired with vintage champagnes from the House of Krug. The food, a best of from Guy Savoy, compliments the six Krug vintages from 1985 to 1995.
A whole bar in the middle of the Palazzo casino floor is dedicated to that liquid elixir known as Champagne. Look for six Champagnes by the glass, four by the half bottle, 16 by the 750-ml bottle, five Rosé Champagnes, three blanc de blancs Champagne made from 100% Chardonnay, eight vintage Champagnes from 1995 to 2002, five Magnum bottles, one Jéroboam format and one Methuselah format. Not enough? Try a Champagne cocktail or one of the “Boom Boom” shooters.
Paris Las Vegas
Since France is the home of the Champagne region, look no further than Napoleon’s Lounge at Paris Las Vegas for a place to sup. The Champagne Bar, located inside the elegant Napoleon’s bar at Paris, gives you a chance to sip on more than 100 Champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass or bottle. Try everything from Veuve Clicquot Yellow label to older vintages of Moët & Chandon’s Dom Perignon. Or when the selections prove to be too much, go for one of the flights of fancy, a composition of three varieties of Champagnes.
A French bistro provides the perfect setting for quaffing Champagne. At Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse at the Palazzo has a rotating selection of hard-to-find wines by the ounce served from an enomatic wine machine. Four by the glass, three by the half-bottle, 10 multi-vintage, four vintage and six rose Champagnes make up the list. Combine you drinks with bites from the raw bar or picks some of the 30 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world along with handmade salamis and meats for a charcuterie plate. Simply delish.
We love the idea of sampling wines, and at D.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at the Monte Carlo, you can pick from 18 varieties served from an enomatic wine system in 1-, 2- or 5-ounce pours. The Italian eatery features three Champagnes by the glass and eight by the bottle. Cheesemongers and guest sommeliers from various wineries often visit for tasting events as well.
Like to buy your Champagne to take home after you’ve tasted? Head over to Double Helix Bar & Boutique in the Shoppes at the Palazzo for more than 50 wines by the glass served in 2- and 5-ounce portions. Next door, the boutique offers more than 300 bottles of rare and hard-to-find labels from all over the world. Surely a bubbly will strike your fancy.