The Ocean House Hotel in Rhode Island is a bucket-list destination for endless reasons and their Gondola Village pop-up only adds to that list. Their winter private dining experience, Gondola Village, opened to coverage from Food & Wine, Departures and Forbes magazines—plus millions of impressions on social media. This season, this luxuriously cozy private dining venue has been reimagined to transport guests to the French Alps, with delightful in-gondola lunch, dinner and “après ski” pre-dinner menus.
Also new this season is the addition of “Celebration du Soleil,” a cozy fireside sunset experience featuring truffle popcorn and other morsels along with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
For lunch, dinner and après ski, guests will arrive on Ocean House’s North Lawn to enter one of our fully restored vintage ski gondolas for a private dining experience with a personal server. Each gondola has been outfitted with warm woods, fine textiles, chandeliers and sophisticated Le Creuset tableware, surrounded by an enchanting winter wonderland.
For “Celebration du Soleil,” guests will be led to the their reserved chairs by the fire, overlooking the sunset.
Each of theses unforgettable experiences is perfect for a romantic rendezvous for two or a warm gathering of friends.
Lunch & Dinner:
Enjoy a warming four-course meal with a selection of French cuisine, including brie cheese flambé, boeuf bourguignon or white mushroom stew, among other dishes. Each guest is welcomed with a signature Veuve Clicquot cocktail.
- Lunch: 1:00 p.m.
- Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
- Price: $600 for up to four (4) people (plus 22% service charge and tax. Reservations are non-refundable.)
This perfect pre-dinner experience allows guests to enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne alongside delicacies from a specially crafted menu of light bites, including local oysters with caviar.
- 4:00 p.m.
- Price: $400 for up to four (4) people (plus 22% service charge and tax. Reservations are non-refundable.)
Fireside Sunset Experience
Celebration du Soleil:
An inviting experience with reserved chair seating around the fire pit and sunset views, featuring savory truffle popcorn, warm marinated olives and salted almonds with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
- 3:45 p.m.
- Price: $200 for two (2) chairs (plus 22% service charge and tax. Reservations are non-refundable.)
A portion of proceeds from Gondola Village will benefit the Ocean House Fund for Charitable Giving. Reservations are required and pre-payment must be made at booking.
About Veuve Clicquot champagne: Since its foundation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has remained true to its motto: “only one quality, the finest.” Its history carries the mark of an exceptional woman: Madame Clicquot. This young widow of 27 years old was left devastated by the untimely death of her husband, but courageously took up the helm of the family business. She was uncompromising on quality, and set off to conquer the world, transmitting her taste for excellence and innovation to her successors.
The entire history of the House of Veuve Clicquot is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot. True to this heritage, a short lineage of just 10 Cellar Masters has ensured continuity of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity.