It’s the season of love, so permission is granted to give in to temptation with a decadent rendezvous with your true love: champagne and caviar. Just think of it: aphrodisiac comestibles and your favorite French or California bruts in an alluring restaurant with a seductive hotel suite waiting in the wings. Whether you’re indulging with your likeminded soulmate or new flame — or flying solo for self-love — you can’t lose with the unique pairings of champagne and caviar any of these romantic destinations.
PARK LANE NEW YORK — MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
There are very few New York City addresses more desirable than the iconic Park Lane New York. The legendary Preferred Hotels property always recently invented a service that we didn’t know we’ve always needed: the Caviar Hotline, It’s available exclusively to in-house guests who simply need to dial “5” from their rooms when they crave caviar and bubbly in bed. The specialty in-room menu includes extra indulgent delights, all of which are prepared with Petrossian Royal Ossetra Caviar — such as smoked salmon and caviar blinis, caviar nachos, and deviled eggs — that can be coupled with either a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut or a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Champagne. Bubbles on Billionaire’s Row have never sparkled so brilliantly.
THE HOTEL MARIA — HELSINKI, FINLAND
Dripping with chandeliers that glisten like ice, Bar Maria at The Hotel Maria a dreamy Preferred Hotel in Helsinki, Finland, that invokes the magic of the Arctic. The menu offers more than a dozen champagnes, perfect for pairing with French Sturia caviar served on sourdough “Abbleskive” and toast points accompanied by homemade crème fraîche, boiled-and-crushed organic eggs, shallots and chives. Bar Maria’s indulgent delicacies and velvet-textured room casts an alluring spell over the romantic-at-heart.
HOTEL CALIFORNIAN — SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Hotel Californian’s chic coastal tasting room, The Society: State & Mason is known for its collection of over 70 Californian wines from the Foley Family Wines portfolio. But only savvy guests know that it has an exclusive $95 Caviar + Bubbles offering he Caviar + Bubbles experience includes a curated selection of award-winning Sterling Caviar, complemented by sieved egg whites, grated egg yolk, cultured crème fraiche, house-made sour cream, and onion potato chips. The Californian-born caviar has been named a Seafood Watch “Best Choice” by Monterey Bay Aquarium, so enjoy it with a clean conscience.
THE BOTREE HOTEL — LONDON, ENGLAND
The BoTree Hotel and its inviting BoTree Bar celebrate their first Valentine’s Day this February with seductive offerings curated by Culinary Director Stefano Lorenzini. Highlights include a half dozen oysters on the half shell with caviar and limoncello mignonette, and a ridiculously good Caviar Sandwich with egg salad, caviar and homemade chips — a three-way marriage that was just meant to be. Both can be paired with Champagne or a spectacular cocktail called Bees By The BoTree, which mixes Seven Tails XO brandy with pomelo juice, honey, saffron, lemon and Champagne.
PARIS LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO — LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
As world renown French chef Guy Savoy once told me, Las Vegas is the next best thing to being in Paris — especially when you’re staying at the newly spiffed-up Paris Las Vegas, famous for its sparkling recreation of the Eiffel Tower. I’ll go one further: the elegant Eiffel Tower Restaurant has the most romantic dining room in Las Vegas, and the culinary experience there puts the French original to shame. It’s the perfect place to pop the question or wake up late for the three-course, weekend brunch menu with an unsurpassed window seat towering over the Las Vegas Strip. Authentic French dishes include Crème Brulée, Chicken Suprême À La Dijonnaise, Foie Gras, Macarons and more.
But don’t stop there. For $96-$480 extra, the sky-high restaurant tempts with an additional menu from restaurant’s Caviar Bar featuring an extensive list of Osetra Caviar and three American caviars: Whitefish, Sturgeon, and Salmon.Even if you don’t hit the jackpot in the casinos, you’ll feel like a winner with a money-is-no-object order of the Osetra Caviar trio — luscious Golden, Russian, and Siberian varieties — so go big, mon amor.
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