Taking place alongside the new year festivities on December 31st, National Champagne Day is just around the corner! You can celebrate National Champagne Day by visiting these places in the Valley.
715 East Covey Lane Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ
Enjoy National Champagne Day by embarking on a sunrise or sunset champagne hot air balloon ride courtesy of Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.! With this one-of-a-kind bucket list adventure available in Phoenix/Scottsdale, passengers can see panoramic views of the majestic Sonoran Desert from 7,000 feet above the ground. The guests can help prepare the balloon, get ready for liftoff, and observe how it inflates up close for some amazing social media moments. Flights take off at sunrise or sunset for the best 360-degree sky views, with each balloon flight lasting around 45 to 60 minutes and the whole experience being 3.5 to 4-hours long. To toast the remarkable journey, passengers are served crisp, chilled champagne. Prices for flights start at $209 and Rainbow Ryders offers both group and private hot air balloon rides!
14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ
9780 W. Northern Avenue, #1110, Peoria, AZ
This ultimate mimosa is the perfect way to celebrate National Champagne Day! The Mega Glitter Bomb Mimosa ($32) starts off with a giant champagne flute, with one bottle of bubbles and the guest’s flavor of choice (with a variety of flavors to choose from like strawberry, peach, or blueberry)! An interactive and edible glitter cotton candy bomb and fruit garnish make this mimosa a glittery showstopping cocktail, complete with a playful Hash Kitchen pinwheel! There are also plenty of other delicious creations to have alongside your mimosa, including the Huevos Ranchero Hash ($18). The delicious dish is made with slow-chile-braised beef, fried eggs, black beans, queso fresco, and topped with avocado salsa and red chili sauce!
23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite #120; Scottsdale, AZ
Celebrate National Champagne Day in Italian style and feast on a special menu or enjoy a chef’s pre-fixed tasting menu at The Italian Daughter! With the restaurant being open on Champagne Day/New Year’s Eve from 2pm to midnight, guests can enjoy live music by Al Ortiz, party favors, photo booth access, a midnight panettone, and a champagne toast to welcome 2023. Plan ahead and make your reservations today, with cocktail attire highly suggested. The Italian Daughter will be closed on New Year’s Day.
3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
At Tomaso’s, you and your loved ones can celebrate National Champagne Day with some bubbles from Devant, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon! The restaurant will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. this National Champagne Day/New Year’s Eve, and closed for New Year’s Day. Besides the fabulous champagne, you can also enjoy delicious dishes such as the Lobster Fazzoletti ($46), using homemade pasta rags with Maine lobster meat, ricotta, mascarpone, and a lobster bisque reduction! As for dessert, Tomaso’s Tiramisu ($13) combines espresso-soaked lady fingers, espresso syrup, and sweet mascarpone cream for a delicious dessert to share with loved ones or to have all to yourself!
4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110; Scottsdale, AZ
This Euro-inspired restaurant at Scottsdale Fashion Square is a perfect choice for Champagne Day/New Year’s celebrations. This hotspot offers an indoor and outdoor space, complete with a living oak tree, fireplace, and lounge seating. You can keep the bubbly flowing with delicious champagnes like Veuve Clicquot, Veuve Clicquot Rosé, Perrier-Jouet, and Louis Roderer Cristal! You can enjoy a variety of menu options at Zinqué, including The Grilled Salmon Plate ($28), served with brown rice, ratatouille, and spicy yogurt! Zinqué will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the weekdays, until midnight on weekends.