Dom Pérignon – Les 3 Étages

This May, Dom Pérignon is offering admirers the chance to experience a “journey through time” to discover how Dom Pérignon transforms each decade, by running a unique and engaging event: Les 3 Étages. Hosted, as the name suggests, in a three-floor London townhouse (the location of which is currently a secret) each floor will express the different levels of maturity of Dom Pérignon, the so-called Plénitudes.

Following the theme of three’s, there are three varying ticket options, with customers able to book tickets for a tasting, a lunch, or a dinner. Australian head chef of restaurant Spring (in Somerset House), Skye Gyngell, is the mastermind behind the food pairings. Selected by Dom Pérignon for her “exciting style and simple perfection”, her seasonal pairings promise graceful presentation and complex flavours.

The tastings, of which there are four: morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday, will be hosted by Dom Pérignon ambassadors, and guests will taste the newly launched Vintage 2005 and P2 1998, paired with a selection of canapés created by Skye Gyngell.

The Saturday afternoon tasting will be slightly more special, with an exclusive opportunity to taste P3 1971. This experience, going through the 3 Plénitudes, will set you back £180 though (twice the price of the P2 tastings).

The three-course lunch, which includes crab, guinea fowl and gariguette strawberries will again be hosted by a Dom Pérignon brand ambassador and will be served alongside Vintage 2005 and P2 1998 for the price of £200. The dinner menu is identical, except for an extra course: young goats curd, foraged herbs, fig, fennel & walnut bread, and costs £250.

Fortunately, The Finest Bubble has been invited to an exclusive dinner the evening before it opens to the public, so for those who cannot attend, we will have full details and reviews on the blog soon after. We are most looking forward to tasting the newly released Vintage 2005, whilst certainly not a stellar year in Champagne, this particular wine has recently been awarded 17.5/20 by Jancis Robinson MW to boost the 95/100 that Antonio Galloni scored it almost a year ago.

Full information and tickets are available here.