Written by Dahlia Merlo on 06.05.14

What better way to celebrate a special occasion than with some bubbly? If you’re tired of the same old, why not try a restaurant and bar dedicated to your favourite alcoholic carbonated beverage! La Champagnerie specializes in all things bubbly, incorporating fizzy splashes of heaven into their cocktails and even their food.

In case you didn’t know, “real” champagne is a sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region in France. Bubbly from anywhere else is simply sparkling wine. Champagne became associated with royalty and nobility in the 17th to 19th centuries, which explains why it’s often reserved for special occasions. At La Champagnerie, however, you don’t need a special occasion! Pass by Tuesday to Sunday and pop a bottle to celebrate the end of the workweek.

La Champagnerie has an impressive list of champagnes, from white to rosé, coming from all parts of the world including Quebec. Their staff is more than happy to help you choose the perfect bottle for your taste. They also have a wine list for those of you who aren’t eager to be doused in champagne showers (don’t worry, you won’t get showered in champagne… unless of course that’s what you’d like).

If you’re brave, you can try your hand at sabering too. The staff at La Champagnerie will teach you how to saber a champagne bottle with a real sword! Everyone watch out… you are being entrusted with a weapon (steer clear of exes during this exercise).

Their cocktails also incorporate champagne. Try Berries and Bubbles ($13) with cognac, mashed raspberries, fresh lemon juice, and bubbles for a fruity delight, or Death in the Afternoon ($13) with absinthe, sugar, fresh lemon juice, and bubbles for something with more kick (we promise it won’t kill you).

The champagne doesn’t end there. The masterful chefs at Champagnerie even incorporate the bubbly goodness into their dishes. Their Champagne Scallops ($12) with apples and a champagne vinaigrette are sure to impress. They even incorporate bubbles into the batter for their Fish and Chips ($14) dish. Other notable dishes include their Arancini ($7), crunchy, gooey balls of risotto and cheese, and their Aligot Lamb ($27) with mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables. Get a few dishes to share with friends and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy dinner and drink (or two… or three… who’s counting?) at La Champagnerie for a night of delectable food and fun drinks!

343 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H3
(514) 903-9343

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