La Fête du Champagne 2018 Program

Thursday November 8, 2016 - Saturday NOvember 10, 2018

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August 9 - August 23, 2018

 

Thursday November 8, 2018

Déjeuner Champenois
12:00 pm | $650
L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon | 85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Kick off La Fête du Champagne with a festive lunch at the famed counter of L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon, featuring wines poured by Champagne producers, paired with the refined, elegant cuisine of Chef Christophe Bellanca. Producers and sommeliers will work in tandem to serve the flights of wine and offer insight and anecdotes about the wines, vineyards, and pairings, offering guests a unique take on our more traditional Champagne-soaked lunches.

Les Chétillons - a Dinner with Champagne Pierre Péters
6:30 pm | $1,750
Eleven Madison Park | 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010

A very highly regarded Grower Champagne estate in the Côte des Blancs, Pierre Péters is renowned for its single vineyard Champagne from Les Chétillons, a magnificent terroir that showcases Le Mesnil sur Oger’s chalky soils at their best. Rodolphe Péters, the sixth generation to lead his family’s illustrious estate, is reaching deep into his cellars for this unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime dinner featuring extremely rare vintages of Les Chétillons back to 1970, all served out of the last remaining magnums from Rodolphe's cellar and paired with an elegant tasting menu of the cuisine of Chef Daniel Humm at three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park.

Cuvée de Réserve (Base 2012) en magnum
Les Chétillons 2010 en magnum
Les Chétillons 2009 en magnum
Les Chétillons 2008 en magnum
Les Chétillons 2002 en magnum
Les Chétillons 2000 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1999 en magnum

Les Chétillons 1990 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1989 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1988 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1985 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1973 en magnum
Les Chétillons 1970 en magnum


Friday, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Louis Roederer dinner with Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon
6:30 PM | $750
The Pool | 9 West 53rd Street, NEW YORK, NY 10019
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Join Louis Roederer’s Chef de Cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon for an elegant dinner at THE POOL in the historic Seagram building featuring fascinating side-by-side comparisons of currently released and library vintages of Brut Nature, Rosé, Vintage, and Blanc de Blancs. The dinner will culminate with  four examples of Roederer’s crown jewel Tête de Cuvée Cristal, including the newly released 2008, a re-release of 2002, the exquisite 1996 Vinothèque, and an incredibly rare jeroboam of 2007.

Brut Premier NV en magnum
Brut Nature 2009
Rosé 2012
Rosé 1996
Vintage 2012
Vintage 1990

Blanc de Blancs 2010
Blanc de Blancs 1998
Cristal 2008
Cristal 2002 re-release
Cristal Vinothèque 1996
Cristal 2007 en jeroboam

Krug x Vinyl
8:30pm | $375
Lafayette | 380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Join Olivier Krug, the sixth generation to lead his family’s illustrious Champagne house, for an evening of Krug x Vinyl in the intimate private room at Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Lafayette. Guests will enjoy 4 selections of Krug with small bites from Lafayette and visiting Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise in Reims, France, along with cool vinyl spun by a DJ. Lafayette will also feature a special curated list of Krug available for purchase so guests can continue pairing great music with the myriad flavors of Krug throughout the evening.

Includes:
Krug Grande Cuvée en magnum
Krug 2004
Krug Rosé
Krug Grande Cuvée en jeroboam


Saturday, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Seminar: Terroirs of Chardonnay with Peter Liem, Terry Theise, & Jon Bonné
10:00 am - 10:50 am | $150.00
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

Chardonnay is one of the most transparently terroir-expressive grapes in the world, and in Champagne it creates a widely diverse array of wine styles, some familiar and others unexpected. Join La Fête co-founder Peter Liem, importer and grower-Champagne evangelist Terry Theise, and wine writer Jon Bonné for an in-depth discussion of Blanc de Blancs Champagnes, examining issues of terroir and exploring how it influences the character of Champagne. Guests will taste six Champagne selections inspired by the themes of the panelists’ recently published books and which demonstrate the breadth of the Blanc de Blancs spectrum.

Seminar: A sommelier's perspective
Moderated by Daniel Johnnes
11:00 am - 11:50 am | $150.00
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011
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Daniel Johnnes, La Fête du Champagne co-founder, will lead a panel of passionate sommeliers to discuss the role of Champagne in their respective wine programs and offer insights into pairings and service. Wine Director Sabra Lewis of L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon,  John Burns Paterson of Frankie Spuntino Restaurant Group, and Hristo Zisovski of Altamarea Group will each choose one Champagne to pair with a tasting portion of a dish prepared by the chef of l'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon. The intricacies of each pairing will be highlighted and accentuated by tasting the Champagnes alone and then again with the selected dish.

Grand Tasting
3:30 pm — 7:00 pm | $350.00
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

One of the weekend’s must-attend events, the Grand Tasting will offer guests a selection of wines from each participating producer, totaling over 100 different Champagnes accompanied by a selection of small plates from some of New York’s most acclaimed restaurants.

All American Express Card Members will enjoy exclusive access to the Magnum Lounge presented by American Express at the Grand Tasting, where guests can sample special cuvées - all poured from magnum - and talk terroir with star sommeliers.

Gala Dinner
6:30 pm | $995
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

The culmination of La Fête du Champagne, the Gala Dinner will be at Pier 60 on the waterfront of Manhattan’s West Side. Chef d’Honneur Daniel Boulud will collaborate with Chefs Arnaud Lallement of l'Assiette Champenoise in Reims, James Knappett & Sandia Chang of Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs in London, and Michael White of Altamarea Group in preparing a luxurious, Champagne-friendly, multi-course menu. In addition to enjoying the special bottles provided by all attending producers, guests are invited to bring bottles of Champagne from their own cellars to share throughout the room. This is sure to be a Champagne-soaked celebration with some of the region’s finest winemakers.


Ticket Packages

Tête de Cuvée Package
GRAND TASTING & Gala Dinner
$1,200

AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBER EXCLUSIVE**

Enjoy entry to La Fête du Champagne's Grand Tasting and Gala Dinner at a special price.

First Press Package
GRAND TASTING & Gala Dinner for new attendees, 40 yrs of age and under
$995

We welcome newcomers to La Fête aged 40 and younger to the Grand Tasting and Gala Dinner for a special price. Simply purchase a Gala Dinner ticket for the usual price of $995 and email justine@lafetenyc.com to confirm your First Press Package.


Terms & Conditions

*American Express® Presale:
During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to American Express® Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards). Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accesssible to Card Members with disabilities.

**American Express Membership Experiences®:
Offer valid in select cities. During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express® Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards). Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.