As the autumn breeze begins to rustle through the streets of Zurich, there's a new reason for the city's residents and visitors to celebrate. Veuve Clicquot is set to unveil a unique culinary experience that promises to ignite the senses and elevate the spirit. Introducing The Solaire Café by Veuve Clicquot, a pop-up gastronomic concept that marries the effervescence of their Champagne with an exceptional dining affair. From September 1 to 23, 2023, this temporary haven of taste and luxury will grace the Tischbankstuhl & Co showroom at Fraumünsterstrasse 2 in Zurich. Let's have a first look!
For over two centuries, Veuve Clicquot has radiated their "Culture Solaire," a sun-kissed ethos that has adorned their iconic champagne bottles since 1877. The unmistakable Clicquot yellow, a symbol of joy, optimism, and the sun's embrace, is not just a color – it's a statement. The Solaire Café stands as a testament to this very spirit of audacity, creativity, and innovation that has characterized Veuve Clicquot for generations.
Nestled in the heart of Zurich, The Solaire Café boasts stunning views of Bürkliplatz and the shimmering waters of Lake Zurich. This picturesque location provides an idyllic backdrop for enjoying the fleeting moments of late summer. The synergy between the café's position between Lake Zurich and the Limmat River and Veuve Clicquot's legacy of positivity and vivacity is palpable, creating an ambiance that invites guests to revel in the present.
What truly sets The Solaire Café apart is its dedication to crafting an experience that blends culinary artistry with the effervescence of champagne. Enter Marco Pfleiderer, a celebrated fine-dining caterer whose culinary mastery has earned him a reputation in the city. For this venture, Pfleiderer has curated a menu that harmoniously complements the flavors of Veuve Clicquot champagnes. From delectable Tuna Burgers adorned with avocado and miso to delicate Moules Frites, every dish carries the touch of Pfleiderer's creativity and devotion to locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Of course, the star of the show remains the Yellow Label Champagne, its silkiness and freshness making it an ideal companion for both aperitifs and indulgent small bites. To add an extra layer of excitement, The Solaire Café introduces the "Solaire Cocktail," a bespoke creation by Dirk Hany, the visionary founder of Bar am Wasser, an iconic local establishment next door. The cocktail is a harmonious marriage of innovation and tradition, just like the Café itself.
In the spirit of sharing and creating memories, The Solaire Café offers a vibrant social scene, enhanced by the musical rhythms of DJane Zoe B and her team every Thursday to Saturday from 18:00 to 21:00. For those seeking a more introspective touch, Zurich artist and illustrator Silvan Borer will be present on select days, capturing the magic of the moment with live portraits that guests can take home.
In our view, The Solaire Café by Veuve Clicquot is not just a gastronomic journey; it's an ode to life's simple pleasures and the boundless joy they bring. It's an invitation to extend the warmth of summer well into September, all while basking in the golden glow of Veuve Clicquot's Yellow Label. So, mark your calendars and join us in raising a glass to the spirit of celebration, optimism, and the art of savoring life. The Solaire Café awaits, ready to create unforgettable moments against the backdrop of Zurich's vibrant energy.