The Art of Sabrage: A celebration of Champagne


Thu 28th Sep, 2017


7:15pm arrival for 8:15pm


Louis Roederer Private Dining Rooms, Northcote


£150.00 per person

Two hundred years ago, daring young cavalry officers in the French Army would slice the cork off the champagne bottle with their sabre, rather than put themselves to the effort of removing the wire basket and easing out the cork. From those noble beginnings the Art of Sabrage has developed into an exciting and fun way of celebrating the joy of champagne.

A Celebration of Champagne

We invite you to become a “Sabreur of the Confriérie” at Northcote on the 28th of September. The evening will be hosted by our own Craig Bancroft who has achieved Commander le Sabreur. You will be handed a Sabre and a chilled bottle of champagne to sever the top of the bottle with the sword’s blade - don't worry, rarely does anyone fail with the expert guidance from the visiting Maître-Sabreur! And of course, once sabraged the bottle releases its precious contents for your enjoyment...

If you have attended the event before there is a chance to to elevate to the next rank of a Chevalier. This would be an additional £140 per person + the annual subscription of £60. Following this up front cost, the annual subscription will be £60 per person.

This fantastic tradition adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of champagne and of course encourages its consumption… A sabraged bottle cannot be re-corked, or closed!

The evening includes

  • Full bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne per person
  • Canapés
  • 4 course menu
  • 125ml glass of Carlos Reynolds
  • Belu mineral water
  • Tea, Coffee & Petits Fours 

Seating at shared tables in the Louis Roederer Private Dining Rooms.


Wild Mushroom Ravioli

Hake Veronique, Charred Garden Vegetables, Gooseberries

Herdwick Lamb, Sticky Rib, Creme Fraiche Potato
Carlos Reynolds 175ml

Quince and Nut Trifle

Your Choice of Artisan Coffee or Tea From The Manor Served with Petits Fours.

Special Event Overnight Rate

Bedrooms are available at a special rate of £130 for single occupancy or £150 for double occupancy in the Manor House

How To Book

To book for this event please contact us on:

Telephone: 01254 240555 or Email: [email protected]

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