Because A Champagne Brunch Crawl Is Classy, That’s Why


International winemaker and champagne enthusiast Jean Charles Boisset is in town, and he’s leading a Bubbly Brunch Crawl around Rittenhouse this Saturday, November 8.

So what’s that mean?

It means you have to get up early, but also that you get to drink a bunch of bubbly wine and have various brunch-y type things handed to you by some of the city’s top chefs. Here’s an idea of how it’ll break down.

10:00 a.m. Brunch pairing by chef Sam Noh at Rouge. He’ll be doing a sweet-and-savory mash-up with smoked salmon and caviar with a lemon creme fraiche on a Parmesan butter “cookie” and brioche toast, strawberry compote, champagne whipped cream paired with JCB 69 Cremant de Borgogne Rose.

11:00 a.m. Brunch pairing by chef Eli Kulp at a. Bar. Look for High Street pastries and sea bream ceviche paired with JCB 21 Cremant de Borgogne Brut.

12:00 p.m. Brunch pairing by chef Jon Cichon at the Library Bar at The Rittenhouse Hotel. This time around, a coddled egg, black trumpet mushroom and parmesan, paired with Charles de Fere Brand Reserve Blanc de Blanc Brut.

Quite the fancy-pants spread, non? Tickets for the brunch crawl are $75 and can be gotten through the PAFA website. Why PAFA? Because the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the reason Boisset is in town. They’re giving him the Jefferson Award on Saturday night for being some kind of awesome wine guy and, apparently, he was just really looking for some people to hang out with over brunch on Saturday morning.

Or, you know, something like that.

Bubbly Brunch Crawl [Tickets]