Bridal Bouquet: Philly Pops
You've popped the corks on a few bottles together since he popped the question, but if the
You've popped the corks on a few bottles together since he popped the question, but if the perfect vintage for the Big Day toast still eludes you, why not try something with fizzy Philadelphia flair?
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, the five-star restaurant in the city's Rittenhouse Hotel, offers its house Champagne for bridal toasts. The chardonnay-based bubbly by Paul Goerg, a French producer known for its fine, rich Champagne, bears a label with the Lacroix name in the restaurant's signature green and cream. “It's a special cuvée that's very special to our hotel and restaurant,” says sommelier Eric Simonis, who helped select it. The taste has “a lovely, toasty, lemony flavor, with a nice balance of fruit and acidity.”
It's a natural choice for couples who got engaged at the hotel or restaurant—or outside on the Square. Couples planning a wedding or reception at the Rittenhouse can raise a trial glass at their tasting; those exchanging “I dos” elsewhere can purchase bottles from Canal's Bottle Stop in Marlton.