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Raising the Bar in Hong Kong

January 20, 2014

Our cups runneth over—the first ever Cristal-themed bar has opened in Hong Kong. By Helen Dalley

Published on Jan 20, 2014

Many glasses will cin cin to celebrate this effervescent opening. While exclusive ventures from luxury wine and spirits brands have been around for a while in Greater China—mega resort Galaxy Macau boasts the only Macallan whisky bar in the world and Beijing hosts one of just a handful of Bollinger bars globally at Duck de Chine—Hong Kong is upping the ante with the world’s first Cristal-branded restaurant and bar, Le Dôme de Cristal. Owned by the Louis Roederer Champagne house, this prestigious cuvée is renowned for its elegant, concentrated character.

Decked out in a champagne (what else?) color scheme, the globular-shaped space provides a dramatic setting that’s more Paris than Hong Kong. Its Oyster and Champagne Bar is backed by a giant antique mirror, designed so singletons can discreetly check each other out. Sure to set the mood for mingling, 1,500 bottles of champagne are on offer, including one of our favorites: Cristal Rose 2004. After dinner, stop by the outdoor terrace for a Black Velvet amid the city’s towering concrete canyons.


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