Accompanying the food menu is a range of prestigious champagnes from the likes of Dom Pérignon, Ruinhart and Krug, including a few unique and rare vintages. The drinks menu, which was crafted by the beverage director from Per Se and The French Laundry’s head sommelier, also features a number of specially selected European and American wines.
A Regiis Ova Caviar tasting flight is also available at the pop-up, which includes five of Regiis Ova’s caviar varieties accompanied with classic garnish pairings and served with Bouchon Bakery brioche soldiers griddled in clarified butter.
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The Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge opened with the promise of offering a more whimsical, casual approach to enjoying caviar / ©David Escalante
Born of Keller and Bishop’s shared belief that by going straight to the source they could deliver better quality and better value caviar, Regiis Ova caviar only comes from sustainable farms, in line with the exacting standards in place at each of Keller’s outposts. Each farm must undergo a highly selective selection process, with Bishop, who is a noted caviar connoisseur, having visited the world’s finest farms in person to ensure their caliber.
“We’re introducing something that hasn’t been seen in Yountville before; we’re creating a vibrant lounge with champagne, caviar and live music where our neighbors, friends and visitors can relax, gather and celebrate together,” said Keller.
“Caviar can be an everyday luxury. With the lounge, we now have the opportunity to demystify caviar and invite guests to learn about our featured varieties and sustainable sourcing practices,” added Bishop.
The space itself has been imagined in partnership with designer Ken Fulk, who has created a welcoming, laidback feel to match the inclusive nature of the menu. A series of cozy lounge spaces open out into a lush garden setting, with organic textures and rich green hues throughout. To complete the offering and cement the Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge as the place to be this summer, live jazz music will be performed nightly by a rotation of Bay Area musicians.
The Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge pop-up is open Thursday through Sunday, from now through fall, 6480 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599. Reservations via Resy.
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