Nothing says Christmas to us quite like a 40ft Christmas tree, a glowing ice skating rink and an effervescent lounge where Moët & Chandon corks pop like Christmas crackers. Yeah, as far a winter playgrounds go, this is BarChick's Disney Land.
The iconic Champagne house has taken over the Somerset House courtyard for the festive season. It's all about bubbles over baubles on the tree, with corks and themed decorations twinkling on the branches, and the Skate Lounge by Moët & Chandon overlooking the rink with a classy menu of Champagne cocktails. Kick back and watch the skaters glide beneath you as you sip on a Moët & Chandon Winter Spiced Cocktail AKA a classic mulled wine that's been treated to a boujie glow-up. Champagne purist? Iconic Moët & Chandon champagnes, including Rosé Impérial and Impérial are also available by the bottle and the glass. Cheers to that.
Seeking some Apres-Skate indulgence? Chalet Barragiste, the new pop-up from the same crew behind Jimmy's Lodge, is taking ya to the Alps for more Champagne (obviously) and plenty of warming dishes, like wild venison and red wine sausages with a mulled wine and blackberry glaze; four different types of fondue, including a vegan-friendly mix of vegan cheese, coconut cream and truffled mushroom puree; and a "make your own s’mores" dessert which involves the torching of your own giant marshmallow, before smooshing it between all-butter biscuits and slathering with gianduja chocolate and hazelnut spread. Come to mama!
Skate at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon opens from Wednesday 17th November 2021 – Sunday 16th January 2022. Imagery by Luke Dyson