The Langham, Boston, currently home to BOND restaurant | lounge and Café Fleuri, is adding a new dining option - a champagne lounge - as part of a $6 million renovation to the 6,000-square-foot lobby. Dubbed The Reserve, an homage to the building's history as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the lounge will feature light New American dishes from executive chef Mark Sapienza. The opening is tentatively set for September 17th. Other changes to the lobby include a new entrance and reception area.
Because a hotel isn't a hotel without continental breakfast, The Reserve will offer items such as in-house pastries (think sour cream almond coffee cake), fruit, and juices, all displayed on a large mirrored bar.
The menu for the rest of the day features small bites served on modular trays; Sapienza views it as a create-your-own-bento sort of experience, where diners will choose from a small selection of appetizers, cheeses, entrees, sides, and desserts. Possible menu items include a foraged mushroom quiche, grilled shrimp tacos, and lobster salad sliders made with a champagne emulsion, to tie into the drink program.
The wine list is meant to be as global as possible, featuring the most popular varietals at a range of prices, according to food and beverage director Gaylord Lamy. There will be about six champagnes and sparkling wines available, along with 17 whites and 17 reds. A champagne-based cocktail list is also in progress.
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