Essi Avellan MW

Essi Avellan MW

  • Co-author of “Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines”
  • Master of Wine specialized in Champagne
  • Judge at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
  • Author of “Essi Avellan’s Champagne” and co-author of “Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines”
  • Organizer of the Grand Champagne Helsinki event
Thursday, 17 February 2022 13:06

Best restaurants for your Champagne wine tour

Most wine lovers live to eat, so at best wine tourism is also a gastrotourism. The restaurant scene is Champagne is not quite as bubbly as the name suggests, but thanks to champagne houses’ entertaining and champagne tourism, the region has many fine restaurants: L’Assiette Champenois with three Michelin stars, Les Crayères and Racine with two stars and a handful of one-star places. Outside the top restaurants, the local cuisine is rather traditional, so do not expect gastronomic triumphs all around. It is worthwhile getting to know the best places in advance. Here are my 10 favourite addresses around Reims and Epernay.

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