Whether you’re celebrating something special or just want to experience New Orleans in style, there’s always a good reason to break out the Champagne. Try one of these trendy spots the next time you’re in the mood for some bubbly.
Translating to “thirsty hungry,” SoifFaim is the perfect place to go when you’re feeling exactly that. This new restaurant and lounge inside the InterContinental New Orleans touts an upscale Moroccan theme, which carries through with their exotic dishes like the Lamb Marrakesh Burger. But the best part is their sparkling wine list, which features everything from accessibly priced glasses to extravagant bottles (Cristal, anyone?). Make sure to try one of their Champagne cocktails, such as the citrus flavored Crème de Citron or classic Kir Royale.
Step into Ste. Marie, a modern interpretation of the celebrated Champagne houses of France. The inviting space features a plum- and orange-hued dining room and a menu packed with French dishes and nearly 30 sparkling wines. If you’re planning a girls’ getaway, make sure to order something extra fun and festive, like the pink-colored rosé moscato or rosé prosecco.
You might already love French fries and Champagne separately, but at Sylvain, a trendy gastro-pub in the French Quarter, you’ll realize how much you love them together. Order the “Champagne and Fries” appetizer, which pairs hand-cut fries with Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne. The acidity and bubbles of the Champagne provide a surprisingly delightful palate cleanser against the saltiness of the fries, proving that sometimes opposites do attract.
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