The Madame’s Tea with Champagne Veuve Clicquot


From the outside you might construe this is just a Woolahara pub with a misspelt French name, but as soon as you cross the threshold of One Moncur the fabulous line up of champagne labels winking at you from behind the huge illuminated marble top … [Read more...]

Brisbane’s Royal High Tea w/ Champagne Moet & Chandon


"I am very glad to be back here in Queensland for my 16th visit to Australia," said the Queen when she visited Brisbane and enjoyed High Tea and an overnight stay at 5 star riverside hotel The Stamford Plaza, which had been given this honour after … [Read more...]

Channel 7 Oscars Viewing Party Champagne & Sparkling Guide


Celebrity Style Bubbles On Any Budget As Hollywood celebrities walk the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards, Channel 7 The Morning Show hosts Larry & Kylie are treated to a walk-through selection of Best in Show Bubbles matched to easy at … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Secret Garden with Moet & Chandon

Photographed by Dominic Loneragan.

I've always been a big fan of escapist epicurean experiences. At the end of a hard week there is something quite liberating about stepping out of city mode and straight into the magical wonderland of Mistress Mary Afternoon Tea, courtesy of the … [Read more...]

Pleasure Beyond Measure – Krug’s Seasonal Menu at Murano

Scallop & bream ceviche, Ravioli of king prawn, Roasted English Veal

A once in a lifetime chance to dine with living legends Olivier Krug and Angela Hartnett has to be the foodie equivalent of winning tickets to the VIP private party at the Superbowl. Due to technical issues with London Transport it took a car, a … [Read more...]

Monopole – ‘The Mean Machine’ Sydney Restaurant Review


Australia's restaurant designer of the moment Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb (responsible for the recent make-overs at Claude's and The Bentley Bar) and Bentley's co-owners Brent Savage (chef) and Nick Hildebrandt (sommelier) are the award-winning A team … [Read more...]

Bubbledogs – Harpers Restaurant Review


With Londoners in the grip of street food fever and creative industries in the East End growing at double the rate of the financial services sector (according to the latest report by The Centre for Economics and Business Research), one might expect a … [Read more...]

Champagne flowers at Christmas with Harvey Nichols


There's no better remedy for a case of Christmas Shopping exhaustion than a refreshing glass of champagne with delicious nibbles in the relaxed comfort of the fifth floor bar at Harvey Nichols. Travel back in time to the 19th century Belle Epoque … [Read more...]

The Magic of Mad Hatter’s Tea with Champagne Laurent Perrier

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It was Queen Victoria (a very big fan of champagne herself) who first popularised the notion of  "afternoon tea". Back in the nineteenth century the monarch's ladies in waiting would practically starve to death in the eternity that passed between the … [Read more...]

Champagne Taittinger at The Groucho Club London


"My name is Vitalie, my legacy is Taittinger, my passion is Champagne" says the glossy advert featuring a very glamorous shot of 4th generation Vitalie, daughter of Pierre-Emmanuel and Claire Taittinger. In fact with Champagne Taittinger it really is … [Read more...]