By F&B’s Esmond Kwan

A celebration for a bottle of French bubbles isn’t only tautological in party terms, given that champagne is essentially bottled celebration, but it is also a weekly consumption here at Tattersalls.

Champagne may rank as one of life’s ultimate luxuries but the choice for many buyers outside France is often limited to renowned brands such as Ruinart and Moët & Chandon. But, at Tattersalls, we have also sourced more than your usual fair share of these French cork-popping goodies.

Along with the Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque and Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, we are also indulging our Members with the 2009 Billecart-Salmon Vintage Extra Brut, one of the few remaining independent, family-owned Champagne Houses.

A boutique Champagne House, whose effervescent Cuvee is favoured among sommeliers and wine critics around the world, Billecart-Salmon is tucked away in the streets of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, in northeast France, defined by its signature style, which consistently favours finesse and delicacy over boldness and power.

The story of the historic house begins in 1818, with the marriage of Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elizabeth Salmon, both of whom came from a winemaking background.

Their vintage champagnes are often more powerful with a greater richness which has a powerful palate that is caressed with baked bread, pear and citrus flavours which have a full creamy-like feel, perfect with our featured dish. Elegant and harmonious, this champagne gracefully celebrates every precious moment.

You don’t, however, need a special occasion to enjoy this fine bottle but you can make it one with our prawn risotto with scallops served in a delicious Napoletana sauce at Tattersalls Club, on special this week by popular demand.

Contact today to reserve your table.