St. Louis’ first champagne bar opens next to Fox Theater

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.”

 – F. Scott Fitzgerald

St. Louis is home to all kinds of specialty bars. We’ve got whiskey bars, tequila bars, gin bars and tiki bars and now we have our first champagne bar, The Curtain Call Lounge.

IMG_1424The Curtain Call Lounge is located on the south side of the Fabulous Fox Theater in the Grand Center area of midtown and will open at 5 p.m. and remain open until two hours after all evening performances at the Fox. On matinee days, doors will open following the matinee and remain open until two hours after the evening performance.

“Curtain Call Lounge will be a fabulous extension of the Fox and our guest experience,” said Thom Johnson, Vice President of Food and Beverage operations at the theatre. “It will be St. Louis’s first champagne bar with an extensive selection of the finest champagnes, sparkling wines and wines by the glass.”

IMG_1416The décor of Curtain Call Lounge is a modern take on the Eastern architecture that defines the Fabulous Fox.

Byzantine arches, and tiles, massive gold palm trees and a draped ceiling are some of the unique features. There is also a stage where live entertainment will be presented from time to time.

The Curtain Call will serve varieties of 187ml single serving sparkling bottles, champagne and sparkling wine by the flute as well as 375 ml selections of champagne for two and champagne and sparkling wine by the bottle – 750 ml.  You can see the complete list below.

IMG_1420Curtain Call Lounge was designed by award-winning SPACE Architects and supervised by owner Tom Niemeier. “SPACE did the design for the renovation of the Humboldt Building in 2006 and we knew Tom and his team would be perfect for this project” said Fox partner Mary Strauss. “They brought our initial vision to life more beautifully than we could ever have imagined. There is absolutely nothing that we would change.”

Curtain Call Lounge does not take reservations. For our menus and for the full calendar of events coming to the Fox Theatre, visit FabulousFox.com. To inquire about rental opportunities, call 314-657-2275.

 

187 ml Single Serving Sparkling Bottles

Canella Prosecco, Italy – Clean, mild nose exhibiting a touch of citrus and mineral. In the mouth, bubbles are coarse, flavor is clean with some salty mineral. There is enough acidity to match fairly well with food. Citrusy fruit, light body, easy drinking, simple and short but pleasing finish. $7

Anna Blanc de Blanc, Spain – A wine with an intense mouthfeel, notes of ripe and tropical fruit and a fresh zesty finish that creates an overall rounded experience. $7.50

La Marca Prosecco, Italy – A delicate, well-balanced Prosecco, showing a good blend of baked apple, sour lemon and grapefruit, with a lightly creamy mineral texture on the palate. Medium froth, with some body and a pleasant lemon and mineral finish. $8

Chandon Brut, California – Crisp and lively, with aromas of green apple, cinnamon and vanilla that lead to appealing flavors of tropical fruit and spicy anise. $11.75

Chandon Rose, California – A soft rose touched by raspberry flavors, this is generous and juicy in the middle, cut by a sharp acidity in the finish. It hints at the scent of pressed flowers. $11.75

 

Champagne And Sparkling By The Flute

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, France – Medium straw, yellow color; complex aromas of ripe apple and light cream, excellent depth and persistence; medium bodied, active and layered on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; bright and beautiful ripe fruit and cream in the flavors; medium finish, lasting impression. $21.75

Vueve Clicquot Demi-Sec, France – This strikes a nice balance between fruit and sweetness, retaining plenty of fresh fruity acid structure. It’s like a sparkling Vouvray but with texture and depth; nothing sugary here. The flavors extend smoothly into a clean and layered finish. $22.75

Avissi Prosecco DOC, Italy – Avissi is a delectably fresh sparkling wine made from 100% Prosecco grown in Italy’s legendary Veneto region. In every glass, Avissi captures the very best of Italian style-it’s sexy and elegant, easygoing and friendly, delicious and delightful. $7

Raventos, Spain – The nose has very pretty red fruit aromas, the mouth is surprisingly fresh and citric, though the red fruits carry on through, especially on the long finish.$9

Taittinger La Fraincaise, France – Attractive golden hue. Refined, expressive nose suggestive of brioche and almond. The palate shows seductive fullness, mellowness and creamy texture and freshness. $21

Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge, France – Expressive nose mingling a fruity note with a slightly toasted biscuity touch. Supple, melted attack, small bubbles, long-lasting freshness. A classic-style, well-made dry sparkler. $19

Nicolas Feuillatte, France – Lemon zest, white pepper and a touch of mint on the nose. Dry and spicy, with cit-
rus and quince flavors. On the tart side, with the white pepper note repeating on the nervy finish. $15

 

“Champagne for Two or Two Flutes For You” – 375 ml

Gruet Blanc De Noirs NV, American – Pale Salmon in color, our Blanc de Noirs has aromas of raspberry and cherry, complimented by a rich, round mouth feel on the palate and a balance of crispness and toastiness. $18

Moet Nectar Imperial Rose, France – A fresh rose, displaying flavors of raspberry, fig, tangy cherry andsmoke, with well-integrated acidity. Focused and harmonious, with a spiced, lip-smacking finish. $55.75

Veuve Fourny Extra Dry NV, France – A lovely round balance between Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this is a rich and fruit-ripe champagne. Enjoy it with fruit pies. For those sweet moments. $38

Paul Bara Brut Reserve “Grand Cru100%”, France – Made from hand picked Chardonnay grapes with no added dosage. A very pure wine and perfect with food. $42

Paul Bara Brut “Grand Cru” 100% 2005, France – The Paul Bara Brut non-vintage is a terrific bottle of bubbly, with excellent complexity on both the nose and palate and a very elegant and refined mouth feel. On the palate the wine is fullish, crisp and focused, with excellent mid-palate depth, very refined mousse, bright acids and really outstanding length and grip on the complex finish. $52

Billecart Salmon Rose, France – This is clearly one of the great rosé Champagnes distinguished by a fresh-
ness and clarity in the wine, from its light pink color to crisp acidity and minerally. It’s full-bodied and dense yet agile with amazing length and beauty. Refreshing and vibrant. $60

Moet Blanc de Blanc Ruinart, France – White flower and pear aromas offer a wine that is mineral, nervy, vibrating with the freshest white fruits and lemon juice. It is concentrated, showing strong signs of toast, mature fla-
vors, while keeping great richness. $72

Veuve Fourny Grand Reserve Brut NV, France – This Champagne is blended with 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, it is light yellow in color with a lovely perfume that is tinged with spice and citrus and faintly floral, mineral nuances. On the palate there is lovely spice tinged fruit with a faint mineral undertone. Balanced and creamy, this is lovely – outstanding bubbly. $38

Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs NV, France – High-pitched aromas of white peach, under ripe pear, and lemon pith with chalky minerals. Dense and powerful but at the same time taut, with fresh citrus and pit fruit flavors sharpened by zesty acidity and a mineral element. Finishes with a whiplash of tangy citrus and mineral notes.$40

Veuve Fourny Brut Rose NV, France – This is a delicious fruit driven Rosé with great early appeal. It has a light reddish pink color with a gorgeous strawberry, citrus, spice tinged perfume. It is lush and fruity with strawberry, citrus, cherry, and mineral nuances and a long crisp finish. $48

Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs “Brut Nature “NV, France – This Blanc de Blancs is almost totally dry, yet there is not a trace of austerity. Light yellow in color, it has a gorgeous perfume of citrus and spice with a faint floral mineral undertone. Elegant and finesseful, yet also flavorful and complex. $40

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