Upmarket caterer Searcys has revealed the details of its latest Champagne Bar, which will open at the newly built St Paul's shopping district, One New Change.
The Champagne Bar, located on Cheapside in the heart of the City of London, will open on 30 March as part of an ongoing roll-out by Searcys of the successful brand.
One New Change is the second launch this year for the Champagne Bar brand and Searcys plans to launch a further five Champagne Bars in 2011 at transport hubs and retail outlets.
Overlooking St Paul's Cathedral, the Interbar-designed space will accommodate up to 100 guests and will host an extensive Champagne list. More than 30 varieties will be available by the glass and the 100-plus different cuvées will be on offer by the bottle, including traditional method sparkling wines.
Highlights by the glass include Perrier Jouet Belle Époque and Balfour-Brut Rose from Kent. The list aims to celebrate the seasons and all styles of Champagne are expected to be represented; features include tasting flights, vintage profiles, rare vintages as well as the theatrical decanting of Champagne.
Champagne will also be matched with fine foods, namely tapas style "plates" such as foie gras and green peppercorn terrine or smoked tuna with almonds.
Michelle Cartwright, the Searcys Champagne Bar concept development manager, said: "To be part of such an exciting launch is a privilege and Searcys is proud to present a bar in such a great retail development."
Searcys operates at a number of iconic locations, including 40/30 (more commonly referred to as the Gherkin), St Pancras Champagne Bar, Westfield Champagne Bar, the Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery and the Hurlingham Club.
By Janie Stamford
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