In occasion of the inauguration of our new menu for the season 2016 our Sommelier Bogdan Stingaciu opened a bottle of champagne with the Sabrage technique.
The Sabrage is a technique to open the champagne bottles with a saber (saber in French), usually used as a ceremonial. The wielder slides the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. One does not use the sharp side of the blade. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck.