Perfectly timed for seasonal celebrations and holiday gifting, sparkling winery Chandon and specialty food curator Food52 have partnered to launch ‘A Taste of the Bay’ – a limited-edition gourmet kit that celebrates a classic yet refined California-inspired combo: briny bay-grown oysters and bubbly Chandon By The Bay Reserve Blanc de Blancs.
This thoughtfully curated ‘A Taste of the Bay’ sparkling wine and oyster kit comes complete with Food52’s favorite California accoutrements and go-to oyster toppers, festive oyster recipe ideas, and a bottle of Chandon’s finest By The Bay Reserve Blanc de Blancs for popping and pairing.
Add your own personal twist or dash of heat to any fresh oysters you enjoy, or complete the culinary experience with a special gift from Chandon – 50% off freshly bay-farmed oysters from Real Oyster Cult delivered directly to your doorstep along with glove and shucking knife. Ideal for gifting, the kit is also perfect for holiday entertaining, happy hours and festive nights in.
“While By The Bay pairs beautifully with a variety of holiday favorites, foodie tradition dictates that oysters are at their best in months with the letter ‘r’ – from September to April – which makes this Chandon holiday kit perfectly timed for enjoying the classic pairing of oysters and sparkling wine,” says Pauline Lhote, Chandon Winemaker.
Crafted in the traditional method and made with the purest, highest quality Chardonnay grapes grown primarily in Chandon’s Carneros estate vineyard, By The Bay is characterized by its oceanic influence and elegant structure. The palate is bright and fresh, with touches of minerality that balance its soft creaminess and opulent bubbles. The zesty freshness and layered complexity are delicious with rich meats or seafoods such as lobster, seared scallops, or oysters with sparkling wine and cucumber mignonette sauce – one of Food52’s featured pairings in the ‘A Taste of the Bay’ kit.
The Chandon + Food52 ‘A Taste of the Bay’ kit will be available for purchase on Food52.com from November 12, 2021 to January 7, 2022, for $75.