La Fête du Champagne 2019 Program

Thursday November 7 - Saturday NOvember 9

New York City

Thursday November 7, 2019

Great Decades of CHampagne
99 • ‘89 • ‘79
12:00 pm | $795
Per Se • 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10009

Explore the great vintages of the 9s from Agrapart, Delamotte, Drappier, Henriot and more. The wines will be served over a multi-course lunch at renowned restaurant Per Se in Columbus Circle, featuring the exquisite cuisine of Chef Thomas Keller.

Delamotte, 1999
Drappier, Carte d’Or 1979
Drappier, Millésime Exception 1999
Agrapart, 1999
Agrapart, 1989
Henriot, 1999
Henriot 1979
Bollinger 1989

Vintage Retrospective with Champagne Lanson
A special dinner showcasing the history of this remarkable house
6:30 pm | $1,250
Jean-Georges • 1 Central park west, new york, ny 10023

It is not often that we get to taste Champagnes at this stage of maturity. We are thrilled to partner with The Rare Wine Company to present a stunning lineup from Champagne Lanson back to the 1950’s. The wines will be paired with a tasting menu featuring the cuisine of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, blending French, American, and Asian influences.


Friday, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Billecart-Salmon Lunch with Mathieu Roland-Billecart
12:00 PM | $350
The Dutch • 131 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012

Join Mathieu Roland-Billecart as he shares his vision of his family’s historical house through a series of different cuvées that they produce including a special showing of their prestigious Cuvée Nicolas Francois and Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon. Chef Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch will craft a 4-course menu to pair with the Billecart Champagnes.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Louis Salmon 2007
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Louis Salmon 1990
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François 2006
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François 1998
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2007
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2002
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François 2002
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François 1996

La Closerie Dinner
6:30pm | $1,250
DANIEL • 60 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

Vigneron Jérôme Prévost will share a unique dive into his cellar to share some very rare and coveted bottles from his cult estate La Closerie in the village of Gueux. This unprecedented evening will give guests an opportunity to get to know this great personality in Champagne. Chef Arnaud Lallement, a dear friend of Jérôme, will collaborate with Daniel Boulud on an exquisite menu to pair with the wines.

Champagne La Closerie, Les Béguines 2015
Champagne La Closerie, Les Béguines 2014
Champagne La Closerie, Les Béguines 2013
Champagne La Closerie, Les Béguines 2010
Champagne La Closerie, Les Béguines 2009
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2016
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2015
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2014
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2013
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2012
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2011
Champagne La Closerie, Fac Similé 2009
Champagne La Closerie, Climax 
Champagne La Closerie, IOTA


Saturday, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Seminar: The Challenges of starting a Champagne estate
With Peter Liem & Daniel Johnnes
10:00 am - 10:50 am | $150.00
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011
AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBER EXCLUSIVE**

Cédric Moussé, Spécial Club Rosé de Saignée 2015
Etienne Calsac, Cuvée Parcellaire “Les Rocheforts” Terroir de Bisseuil
Pierre Gerbais, l’Unique 2014
Dhondt-Grellet, Les Nogers 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs 2013

Seminar: Leclerc-Briant
Moderated by Peter Liem
11:00 am - 11:50 am | $150.00
Pier Sixty | Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

One of the earliest pioneers of biodynamic practices in Champagne, the house of Leclerc-Briant continues its trailblazing ways under the direction of Chef de Cave Hervé Jestin.

Grand Tasting
12:00 pm — 3:00 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 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 Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde, Arnaud Lallement of l'Assiette Champenoise in Reims, and Chef Melissa Rodriguez of Del Posto 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.

Zachys, a premier cru sponsor of La Fête du Champagne, invites First Press package-holders to a special gathering and tasting on Friday, November 8 to learn more about what to expect on Saturday!


Terms & Conditions

*American Express Presale®: During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express® Card Members. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card. 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.

**American Express Membership Experiences® (For non-BIO packages): Offer valid in select cities. During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express® Card Members. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card. 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.