Winter is coming, and with it Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet luxe pop-up experience at Customs House. That’s right, the fancy igloos are back beside the Brisbane river for a unique and cosy bar dining experience. 

Come Tuesday, May 14, the Customs House terrace will be transformed into a winter wonderland seasonal pop-up with brand-new igloos and three new luxe dining offerings.

Euro chalet vibes will descend on the riverfront as beautiful Alpine-themed igloos, flown in from Europe, are styled with winter furs to add a seasonal flair to iconic Customs House, with unbeatable views of Brisbane River and Story Bridge, of course. Pair this with plenty of champagne from exquisite champagne house, Veuve Clicquot, alongside an enticing menu, and guests are sure to be feeling very après-ski on those almost chilly Brisbane evenings…

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Scrumptious bites and bubbles abound. Photo: Markus Ravik.

Clicquot Chalet Bar

Once snuggled up under a faux-fur blanket, guests can sip on Veuve Clicquot champagne available by the glass or bottle. The drinks menu will also feature Australian, New Zealand and French wines alongside winter-worthy cocktails like Berries & Bubbles with fresh raspberry, lemon juice, Belvedere Pure and topped with Veuve Clicquot. 

Feast on an exclusive snacks and nibbles menu, including the famed Customs House pop-up bar classic: the Moreton Bay bug croissant with lime and dill mayo. Wagyu beef tartare with chiodini mushroom, smoked bone marrow, egg yolk and truffle mayo, baked whole brie and mushroom and gorgonzola croquettes also feature alongside a variety of English, Italian and Australian cheeses that are sure to have you s-mitten!

While walk-ins are welcome at Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet, individual igloos can also be exclusively booked for a luxe winter experience, with clear sweeping views all from inside the new domes. A minimum spend of $65 per person will apply, with a minimum booking of four required and parties snow-capped at ten. This package will include a glass of Veuve Clicquot, Moreton Bay bug croissant, arancini, duck liver parfait and baked brie.   

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Igloo dining, anyone? Photo: Markus Ravik.

Dining in the Domes

It’s not just the igloos that have had an upgrade—taking the Euro chalet experience to a whole new level in 2024, indulge in Dining in the Domes—a delectable share-style dinner menu. Featuring three courses, including handmade Vannella burrata, Abrolhos Island scallops with creamed leek and bottarga, imperial blossom Wagyu rib fillet, hand-rolled gnocchi, all topped off with Valrhona Fondue Duo—available Tuesday to Thursday, for $150 per person for parties of two to six people. 

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You can even indulge in a high tea in this unique location. Photo: Markus Ravik.

Clicquot Chalet Winter High Tea

Ever wanted to experience a luxe slopestyle high tea? Well, now you can with the enchanting Clicquot Chalet Winter High Tea, with a selection of savoury canapes, freshly baked scones and an array of petit fours, whilst sipping on a glass of Veuve Clicquot or steaming French tea – available Tuesday to Thursday, for $100 per person for parties of two to six people. 

For irresistible bites, premium champagne and Brisbane’s best views, head to Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet at Customs House on Tuesdays to Sundays from May 14. Igloos can be booked via the Customs House website from May 1. 

Veuve Clicquot Winter Chalet at Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 p: (07) 3365 8999

From May 14, 2024: Dining in the Domes, Tuesday to Thursday ; Clicquot Chalet Winter High Tea, Tuesday to Thursday; Clicquot Chalet Bar. Friday to Sunday

Elizabeth Best

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