Champagne art of living
A romantic destination par excellence, Epernay is a superb meeting point for all “lovers of love”! In the Capital of Champagne, come and share the art of living in the Champagne region during a candlelight dinner. We have selected for you some gourmet addresses that will make your stay as a couple sparkle.
The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
With a breathtaking view of the vineyards, a world of ultimate luxury and a remarkable culinary signature, the Royal Champagne is an essential stop for gastronomy around Epernay. Located in the village of Champillon overlooking the Champagne hills, the establishment offers two exceptional restaurants: Le Royal, a starred restaurant, or Le Bellevue, a restaurant that bears its name!
On the menu of each restaurant, Chef Jean-Denis Rieubland, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, offers you taste his personal interpretation of the Champagne region. On sunny days, enjoy the chance to have a nightcap on the the magnificent terrace, with a breathtaking view of the sunset in the middle of an ocean of vines…
Hostellerie La Briqueterie Relais & Châteaux
Another address not to be missed in Epernay and its villages for a privileged moment in love: Hostellerie La Briqueterie***** Relais & Châteaux. Since 2006, the restaurant is without a doubt one of the key places of this exceptional hotel, a paradise of well-being and good living . The room, warm and bathed in light, overlooks the magnificent landscaped garden and its water fountains.
On the menu, Chef Benjamin Andreux expresses his generous and creative cuisine, like the roasted Turbot with semi-salted butter, white asparagus from the Grand Chemin and hollandaise sauce with pink champagne. On sunny days, opt for the very romantic setting of the exquisite terrace. And here too, extend your evening at the bar with its ultra-cosy atmosphere, near the fireplace, with a glass of champagne, of course!
Le Domaine de Vincine
Welcome to Vincine and Laurent ! Passionate about cooking and driven by the desire to make people discover their homemade, authentic, tasty and comforting dishes, the couple decided to take the step of reconversion after twenty years of a first professional life: she in the dining room, he in the kitchen. They welcome you in their “domain” in the heart of downtown Epernayjust a few steps from the covered market halls. A wine bar-restaurant shaped in their image, where conviviality, sharing, greed and relaxation are the key words.
The Domaine de Vincine is the perfect address for a dinner for two. The setting is cosy, with a soothing décor that gives pride of place to plants and warm wood tones. The menu, deliberately short, honors fresh products from the richness of the Epernay region. Vincine and Laurent have carefully selected them from craftsmen, farmers and passionate wine growers, whose values they share and whose know-how they wish to promote.
Cook’in is the meeting of two gastronomic cultures : French cuisine and Thai cuisine in the heart of Champagne. A perfect fusion, just like the couple who founded the restaurant: Guillaume, in the kitchen, and Uma, in the dining room.
Since 2010, the establishment has been delighting those in search of new flavors, with a touch of exoticism that elegantly enhances fresh, local and organic products according to the season. Thai-style ceviche, chicken wok with red curry and basil or salmon soup with coconut milk, at the Cook’in, everything is homemade! The atmosphere is intimate, ideal for a romantic meal. Recommended by the Michelin Guide, the establishment also offers a beautiful wine and champagne list. An invitation to discover the know-how of the wine growers of Epernay and its villages.
Au Petit Fourneau
A few steps away from the city center of Epernay, in a charmingly old-fashioned setting, enjoy a special moment as a couple. The welcome is warm, the atmosphere soft and friendly, like at home. Egg casserole, homemade foie gras terrine, Rheims ham casserole, sweetbread “bouchée à la reine”, choose traditional French cuisine by booking a table for 2 at Au Petit Fourneau! Other dishes are worth the detour, all cooked with fresh, quality products. The specialty of the house? Baked potatoes.
On sunny days, you can choose to dine on the pretty terrace out of sight. Do not hesitate to ask for advice to make your choice in the wine list which does not miss nuggets typically champenoises!