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Bring on the bubbly! In 2013, CitySip founder Blaine Ashley introduced New York’s first-ever Champagne Week—and it’s back again for the third year. Bigger, better, and bubblier than ever. From November 9–13, curated events will be taking place all over the city including exclusive tastings and sparkling happy hours, a culinary Champagne excursion featuring top NYC chefs, and a Bubble Bash closing party.
Experience boutique bubbly brands to world-class powerhouses during the ultimate, multi-day Champagne celebration. Snag your tickets here so you can sip away and uncork all the indulgent fun. Here’s the schedule of NYC Champagne Week festivities you can attend:
The Blow Your Mind Champagne Tasting
Wednesday, November 11th | 6-8 pm | Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Join Champagne specialist Alyse Mizia for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience several of the world’s best Champagnes—including Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Dom Pérignon, and Krug Grande Cuvée—all while seriously upping your sparkling wine knowledge.
Champagne Devaux Portfolio Tasting Class
Thursday, November 12th | 6–7:30pm | Back Label Wine Merchants
Brand Ambassador Anne-Caroline Dussort will lead an intimate class featuring boutique brand Champagne Devaux, as guests taste their way through six cuvées complemented by cheese and charcuterie.
Champs de Cuisine
Thursday, November 12th | 7–9:30pm | Haven’s Kitchen
This culinary celebration showcases some of NYC’s most acclaimed female chefs and wine personalities—Esther Choi of Mokbar, Grayson Schmitz, Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao, and Sara Lehman aka “Somm in the City”—as they present savory and sweet dishes featuring Champagne, served alongside specialty cocktails and (of course) more Champagne. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Toklas Society.
The Bubble Bash: New York Champagne Week’s Official Closing Party
Friday, November 13th | 9pm-12am | Hornblower Hybrid Yacht
Dance and sip the night away aboard a state-of-the-art luxury yacht! This ultra-fun fête will feature multiple bubbly Brut and Rosé bars, sparkling wine cocktail stations, a rotating set of DJs, and more. Refill your Riedel flutes all night long and get home safe with $20 credits via UberPOOL. Code: SIPSAFE
Stay connected to all the bubble-filled happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there. Sante!
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In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened in America—and Bon Appétit scoured the country in a coast-to-coast search to find their favorites. Drumroll, please… America’s Best New Restaurants of 2015 have just been revealed. And if this list doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.
The top 10 range from high-end city hot spots to casual Southern charmers, but the one thing they have in common is “that certain inexplicable feeling that one gets when dining out,” explains Bon Appétit Restaurant and Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton. Really, it’s all about the entire experience—food, drinks, service, ambiance, and every delicious detail in between. Check out the full list of breakout spots here (including straight-off-the-menu recipes!) then start planning on your next culinary adventure. #BAhot10
Image from #5 Parachute in Chicago, courtesy of Bon Appétit