The December holiday season is definitely a favorite of mine and a great time to do something a little extra special. In past years I have reunited with college friends over fancy afternoon tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel; not having seen each other for awhile this year, we decided to meet for bubbly at The Reserve, the new Champagne bar at the Langham Hotel.
Upon entering The Reserve, which is part of the newly redesigned hotel lobby, I was surprised at the drastically different décor from the old hotel. The Langham’s new atmosphere is chic and modern with traditional touches. It’s plush, luxurious, yet muted. It contains a Champagne bar; I am in love.
Over the course of the afternoon, we enjoyed sparkling wine (the Champagne is a wee bit pricey; for a special occasion I would spring for it), a Cremant from Louis Bouillot and sparkling pink bubbles from Roederer Estate in California, a place we visited on one of the most beautiful drives ever.
We were provided some nuts and cheese crackers to nibble on while we sipped and sat back, and we also ordered the house-made potato chips with dips. I remembered how much I loved the chips when I had a luxury dining experience at Bond a few months ago; I could not stop eating them!
Whether you visit the Langham for brunch, the chocolate bar, cocktails at Bond, or glasses of bubbly at The Reserve, the experience is always second-to-none and sure to impress, from the service to the food and drinks, all the way through.
I was so glad we made time to relax at The Reserve and would most definitely spend a Sunday afternoon there again. It’s definitely one of those places where life slows down, and you can sit back and think about how good it is.