The exclusive Veuve Clicquot event was the perfect start to my Spring sipping season. On Saturday, May 3rd I attended an event hosted by Sonje Productions, GeorgeRay Agency and Moses INC. The event was a champagne tasting of Veuve Clicquot and an introduction to the newly branded Inn at The Black Olive (803 South Caroline Street). The Inn at The Black Olive has been in the local news recently with talk of slow business and the announcement of Actor Woody Harrelson becoming an investor. Before this event I’d never been in this boutique hotel, I would just admire it from afar whenever I’d park my car on Caroline Street en route to RA Sushi. I didn’t get a chance to see the actual hotel rooms because when I walked in I was whisked onto the elevator and to the rooftop restaurant…and who knew this place had a rooftop restaurant. The restaurant space was very open and airy. The bar area sits in the corner of the restaurant and on the other end is the semi-open kitchen area. The space looks as if it could fit about 10 table inside and six on the outside patio. The patio overlooks parts of Harbor East and wraps around the restaurant space. Guests sipped and sampled the Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec and the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. The Demi-Sec is a champagne blend made from the same grapes used to make white wine. This blend is also considered a sparkling wine. The Demi-Sec flavor was sweet like a white wine with the fizz of champagne. The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a high-end luxury label champagne with a dry brut flavor. The Yellow Label is often used in celebrating and special occasions. Inn at The Black Olive is now serving Sunday brunch from 10:00-3:00 pm. Sounds like the perfect relaxing Sunday on a cool Spring day.