Friday, July 15, 2016

CHRISTMAS IN JULY-CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER PRESENTS THE ART OF CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS

VITALIE TAITTINGER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER FLIES DIRECTLY FROM REIMS, FRANCE TO HOST EXCLUSIVE EVENT IN TAITTINGER STYLE

by Dwight Casimere

 The Empire State Building looms over the Eventi Suite and South Veranda,  the setting for the release of Taittinger's Nocturne Rose and the house's new line of large format bottles

 Vitalie Taittinger, Artistic Director of Champagne Taittinger with Dwight Casimere











 Taittinger's new line of large format bottles is poured at the specially designed decanting station.
The Magnum is poured here
 The famous Taittinger Champagne Tower adorns the Eventi Suite
 Chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolates presides over his signature Dessert Bar (below) and the festive Croquembouche Macaron Wedding Tower-a Holiday favorite (in the shape of a Taittinger Champagne bottle, of course!)

Below:An authentic Parisian Raw Bar, perfect for Holiday entertaining

 The Manhattan skyline is the backdrop for Champagne Taittinger's exquisite portfolio


 Two views of "Manhattanhenge" when the sunset aligns with the city street grid, a rare event


NEW YORK--Vitalie Taittiinger, Artistic Director of Champagne Taittinger arrived in a stunning designer summer party dress to preside over the grand marquee Champagne houses' "The Art of Celebrating The Holidays" for the 2016 season. The event was held at the Eventi Suite and South Veranda, a Kimpton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, in the shadow of the Empire State Building.

An harmonic convergence of celestial events formed the backdrop to this stellar event. A bright half moon hung in the sky over the Eventi Veranda, which was framed by a dramatic midtown Manhattan skyline as the rare "Manhattanhenge" sunset, seen only a few times each year, descended outside.

An authentic Parisian Raw Bar, with oysters, clams, giant shrimp and steamed lobsters greeted guests, along with the famed chocolatier Chef Jacques Torres and his exquisite Dessert Bar featuring his signature chocolates, macarons and the famous Croquembouche Macaron Wedding Tower, a traditional French Holiday favorite, presented in the shape of a Champagne Taittinger bottle.

A side conference room also featured a Caviar and Champagne Seminar led by Chantelle Pabros, top NYC Sommelier and John Knierim, of Calvisius Caviar.

The Holidays can be overwhelming with so many personal tastes, palettes and preferences to cater to among family and friends. Champagne Taittinger offers a myriad of unique concepts to introduce creative and beautiful concepts to make for a memorable occasion.

For example, Caviar and Champagne make an elegant pairing for the Holiday Season. Served alone or as an element to add an elegant tone to holiday dishes, caviar is a simple, but effective grace note that elevates even the simplest fare.

The High-Low Snack Bar, which pairs Champagne with a dazzling array of guilty pleasures; Fried Chicken with Rosemary Honey and Sea Salt, Potato Crisps with Mascarpone Creme Fraiche, Brie and Pomegranate Crostini with Balsamic Crema, are all unexpected Champagne pairings that will leave your guests clamoring for more.

Top off the night with an elegant display of mouth-watering desserts, including the Champagne Taittinger Macaron, and you've added a layer of sparkle to your celebration.

Champagne Taittinger is one of the last family-owned and operated grand marquee Champagne houses in the world. For more holiday entertaining suggestions visit www.taittinger.com.

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