Coupes' Cambria quartz circular bar is the focal point of the new champagne bar. [Photo: Coupes]
Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop.
That soundtrack of delightful noises is coming soon at Coupes, a new “French-inspired champagne bar with a touch of Texas.” Opening at the end of December in The Shops of Highland Park at 4324 Oak Lawn Avenue, Coupes aims to be a destination for celebrating life’s little moments over a glass of sparkling vintage.
Coupes’ focal point is the circular bar (above), with Cambria quartz curving above a row of blush bar stools and a reclaimed brass foot rail. Champagne bottles climb the circular façade in bar’s center, repeating the bubble-evoking theme of circles and curves throughout the place.
Founded by champagne enthusiasts Eric Chiappinelli, a professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, and Amanda Hale, an oil and gas attorney at a Fort Worth law firm, Coupes blends a sophisticated setting with “a deep respect for French sensibilities.”
Champagnes and sparkling wines sourced from France and Texas
Over 15 champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass will be on offer, along 50 labels by the bottle including Perrier-Jouët, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Pol Roger, and Ruinart, as well as Texan sparkling wines from William Chris.
With seating for 80, guests will be able to savor a vast selection of true champagnes, sparkling wines, and still wines, all sourced from France and Texas. Coupes also offers beer, signature cocktails, and an “elevated small plates” menu. And we’re not talking bar food here: The menu will feature gougères, wild mushroom tartine, fried chicken herbes de provence, oysters, and a caviar service.
Setting conceived by Dallas-based Coevál Studio
Dallas-based Coevál Studio, the design firm behind The Rustic, Sporting Club, and other Dallas hotspots, conceived the bar’s setting. Interior designer Autumn Cooper created the air of chic ambiance throughout the destination.
Evoking a mood just a step inside the front door, Coupes’ entrance features a custom mosaic tile floor, lacquered Venetian plaster walls, Opuzen fabrics, and high-quality European furnishings.
Banquette seating comes with built-in champagne buckets. For more intimate gatherings—and what’s more intimate than two people clinking a glass of bubbly, besides the obvious?—two intimate lounge spaces are available, along with small tables offering additional seating.
After its late December opening, Coupes will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 p.m.
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