Photography by Camille Lizama
We joined in the fun as the Living Room kicked off Champagne Thursdays, complete with tastings of luxe bubbles, triple seafood towers, artisan cheeses, antipasto and other Champagne-friendly fare. DJ Lenka enhanced the atmosphere, and Stephanie Lake showed off her baubles with an exclusive pop-up. Fashion illustrator Claire Ward sketched guests in their stylish cocktail apparel.

Every Thursday from 7 p.m. to close, the Living Room will be featuring half-off Champagne bottles. To give a little taste of the evening, here are previews of three varieties of luxe bubbles on offer.


Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut

Created in 1869, Moët & Chandon is an iconic French Champagne. With its distinguished and elegant style, the luxurious Imperial Brut is an excellent go-to. It differs from other bruts with its unique golden straw color, green highlights and bright fruitiness. When it comes to food pairings, it’s a top choice throughout an entire meal, complementing oysters, scallops, sushi, white fish, white meats and white fruits.


Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial

This sparkling rosé is a glowing pink hue with amber highlights. It’s an extra refreshing option combining red fruits such as cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Complementary fare varies from simple to intense flavors. In the meat department, it is best with red meats, duck, goose and fresh game. Cheeses such as goat, mascarpone and mozzarella increase this elegant rosé’s colorful flavor.


Veuve Clicquot

In 1810, Madame Clicquot created the first recorded vintage Champagne. Ever since, Veuve Clicquot has been known for its excellence. The taste of this dry, robust Champagne is elevated by cheeses such as Cheddar, aged Gouda and aged Parmesan. The Cheddar helps Veuve become more aromatic and a touch sour. With aged Gouda, it becomes far sweeter. And the aged Parmesan provides a natural palate cleanser.