Billecart-Salmon Celebrates 200th Anniversary With Worldwide Champagne Tour, New Cuvée

Billecart-Salmon travels well
Billecart-Salmon travels well

Billecart-Salmon champagne is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year in a big, glamorous way befitting its luxurious DNA—with a gastronomic world tour.

The brand—one of the few remaining independent and family-owned houses in Champagne—will host intimate dinners in New York and Los Angeles next week before heading to London in May. The series, which began last month in Singapore and Tokyo, will culminate at the Billecart-Salmon family’s Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France estate in June with an elegant garden party that will bring together people who have contributed to the brand’s 200-year, seven-generation success over the years.

Billecart-Salmon magnum Cuvee 200
Billecart-Salmon magnum Cuvee 200

These bicentennial celebrations were created in partnership with three-star Michelin Chef Alain Passard of the famed l’Arpège restaurant in Paris. In both New York and Los Angeles, he will be joined by fellow Michelin-star holder Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who plays host at his area-specific eateries. The former will be held at his two Michelin-starred namesake at the Trump Hotel Central Park West; the latter, a four-course pairing menu featuring the brand’s Brut Rosé,  Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée 200, Cuvée Nicolas-Francois and Cuvée Elisabeth Brut Rosé, will take place at his new restaurant inside the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. In London, Passard will join Chef Anne-Sophie Pic at La Dame De Pic London at the Four Seasons.

To make the worldwide experience even more sparkling, Billecart-Salmon has produced 1,818 magnums of a special Bicentenary Cuvée to be shared during the festivities and sold to exclusive collectors worldwide, created in homage to the year the house was founded, 1818. This year, the house will additionally put its history in the spotlight with three prestige vintages. The Louis Blanc de Blancs, named after founder Elisabeth Salmon‘s winemaker brother, joins Nicolas François and Elisabeth vintages, to honor the three founding members of Billecart-Salmon.

Rosé all day
Rosé all day

Photo Credit: Leif Carlsson

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