Top 5 Champagne Brunches In The World
Champagne brunch used to be something only the A-list celebrities did, or New York high rollers who wanted to see and be seen in their Sunday best.
Where it once was just a way for hotels to bolster revenue, it’s now so common it’s become de rigueur at hotels, restaurants and even airline VIP lounges.
But what is a restaurant to do when absolutely everyone is serving champagne brunch these days?
How does one set themselves apart from, say, the Plaza’s poshiest-of-posh, multi-course, caviar/Calla lily/champagne extravaganza?
You throw bikinis, tanned skin and washboard abs into the mix on a hot sunny day of course!
Here are the top 5 Champagne brunches in the world…
Lavo in New York City, throw the famous bikini Brunch.
Going where no restaurant has gone before, Lavo has debuted the Saturday “F**k the Hamptons: Bikini Brunch Party,” complete with beach balls, a lifeguard chair, bikini-clad waitresses, champagne (natch) and such typical brunch foods as eggs, waffles, raw oysters, pastry and breads.
Brunch ranges from $10-$70. The F**k the Hamptons Saturday brunches start at 2 p.m. and last until well after the classic brunch hour.
Yep, we’re blowing our own trumpet here… because we’ve got a truly unique Champagne brunch experience like no other! Hosting in some of the world’s finest venues (from London to Ibiza and even Las Vegas) we take things to a whole new level when Champagne is concerned.
Price per head does depend on the venue and the occasion, so you’ll need to join the club over at Vesper White along with other day party addicts and get updates the moment a new event is launched.
Launched in late July, Vesper White is set to be a day party leader… make sure you check out the upcoming events.
Tao Beach at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas sits atop the TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub, attracting celebrities such as Jay Z and Heidi Klum.
It’s open in the evenings for special events, but has become a go-to hot spot for a late weekend “brunch” complete with flowing champagne, food from the bistro below, and perhaps even DJ-ing by Samantha Ronson or QTip, who happened to open the summer season at TAO Beach in early May.
Tao Beach has seven lavish cabanas, each with plasma screen TV, full DVD/Game library, WiiFi, safe, mini fridge, towels, etc. There are also day beds with their own mini-fridges and chaise lounges throughout. “Brunch” items are off the menu at TAO Asian Bistro and run from $15-$80.
Bacanal of London is the trend-setter in private events and parties for the London jet set, having been at the forefront since its inception in early 2010.
It has literally transformed the London daytime party scene. Recent and upcoming events include the White Party at Kensington Roof Gardens, Bacanal at Blue Marlin Ibiza in Ibiza at Blue Marlin, Queen’s Day Brunch at The Collection, Bacanal Ibiza Brunch at The Collection, and the Cannes Film Festival Brunch at Le Babylon.
With theme-based brunches, Bacanal turns the same-old-same-old champagne brunches into see-and-be-seen, talked-about and much-coveted invites. Co-founder Diego Lijtmaer, an Argentinian entrepreneur, came up with the concept in New York, where he was studying, and took it to Europe, where the daytime party concept has taken off.
With great catered food, themes, DJs, great venues and live performances, each Bacanal party is a feast for all senses and feels like a super-sized house party. Cost depends on venue.
The Biltmore in Miami is the epitome of Sunday champagne brunches, a luxurious smorgasbord of the finest food and wine and, of course, the traditional champagne and mimosas.
Held in Fontana’s courtyard, the buffet features smoked salmon, shellfish, carved meat, caviar, sushi, omelettes made to order, pastas, as well as many pastries, breads, cereals and egg dishes. The wall of desserts is not to be missed.
Biltmore’s champagne brunches are tradition for the most influential families and celebrities in the Miami area, not to mention visitors to Miami who want to experience the finest the city has to offer.
It is served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is $75 per person.
So there you have it. If you love your day parties and your Champagne, there’s more than enough choice to wet your taste buds!
What’s your favourite day party?
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