Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Champagne Cube by Pommery pops up on Level Three, Westfield Sydney

The lights in The Champagne Cube by Pommery at Level Three, Westfield Sydney
For only five days from 17-21 August, Westfield Sydney's uber luxe, ultra designer level three is featuring a pop-up bar concept in collaboration with French champagne house Pommery (pronounced pom-me-ray) in celebration of the now complete 'luxury precinct'.

Champagne Pommery
While I may not shop regularly at the likes of Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci and Bottega Veneta; this is one girl who doesn't mind her bubbles.

Installed right in front of the Mulberry store, The Champagne Cube by Pommery is decked out in silver, blue and white - the signature colours of Champagne Pommery, which hails from Reims in France.

Champagne Pommery bottles
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the champagne but only its second year in the Australian market. Hopefully we'll see it around a bit more from here on.

The pop-up bar is located on the level three 'luxury precinct', as opposed to the 'dining precint' on levels five and six, where the likes of Chat Thai, Spiedo and Xanthi restaurants all opened just yesterday.

The Champagne Cube by Pommery
(Photo courtesy of Baker Brand)
Comfortably fitting 40 people in the sitting and standing bar area, the idea is that The Champagne Cube complements the high-end shopping and food on offer, meaning I can feel a million bucks without dropping an entire month's pay.

A glass of Champagne Pommery
After a bout of (window) shopping, or indeed after work, one can drop into the bar for a glass of Champagne Pommery for $15 along with a mini macaron by Justin North's Becasse. The macaron flavours will vary daily and have been especially designed to match the delicate flavours of the champagne.

Strawberry and lime mini macarons by Becasse
The macarons this particular day were said to be strawberry and lime, though I found them to be light on both flavours, and especially creamy and chewy.

I think it was a tough task to match the champagne, which was quite dry, smooth and exceptionally easy to drink. It's apparently without the residual sweetness of a lot of champagnes.

Cameron Harris, Managing Director, Vranken-Pommery
The head of the newly established Australian arm of champagne house Vranken-Pommery was on hand to say a few words, before exciting all and sundry with the prospect of a goodie bag.

Pommery Pop piccolo
It contained a blue bottle of Pommery Pop - a range of limited edition 200ml piccolos that feature artwork on the outside.

Harris also announced that the next artist whose work would decorate the Pommery Pop bottles will be a female indigenous Australian artist, whose artwork will be seen around the world where Pommery is distributed.

Open from 17-21 August on Level Three, Westfield Sydney(Photo courtesy of Baker Brand)
We were all also treated to a taste of luxury with a little gift from Via La Moda, which has a store to one side of The Champagne Cube on Level 3 and which should see a significant increase in window shoppers as a result of the pop-up bar.

It's only at Westfield Sydney's Level 3 from this Wednesday through to Sunday - so head on up to check out The Champagne Cube by Pommery while it's there for your taste of luxury.

Food, booze and shoes attended a preview of The Champagne Cube by Pommery with thanks to Baker Brand.

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Jade said...

Oh this is not good! It's 7am and now I want some champagne haha. Great pics, lucky you getting to go there xx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Pommery is a fantastic champagne and I sat next to Cameron at a Pommery truffle dinner a while back. He's an interesting person to talk to!

sara (Belly Rumbles) said...

Loving the lights. The whole cube space looks great.

OohLookBel said...

I saw this yesterday while on my way to Level 5 for a healthy salad. It looks very posh and sparkly; love the idea of macarons with the champers.

chopinandmysaucepan said...

Agree that macaron flavours with the bubbly may not be easy. Strawberries are still the ultimate match for me.

Tina said...

Hi Jade - lol, champagne breakfast?!

Hi Lorraine - Yes, it's a beautiful champagne :)

Hi Sara - Yes, it'a great space that totally suits its surrounds.

Hi Bel - Great idea, isn't it? Just two days left!

Hi chopinandmysaucepan - How about champagne and a Mulberry bag...? ;)

Gianna@TheEmptyFridge said...

im not gonna lie..i've been sneaking downstairs any chance I've had this week to check out this shiny little space - such a cool concept, wish it was there forever. One night they were displaying louboutins all over the shop!

Tina said...

Hi Gianna - I belive you! Louboutins and Pommery?! Sounds heavenly!

Simon Leong said...

pity it's not going for longer


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