The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is delighted to announce the return of Solaire Terrasse in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, offered from June 1 – October 27, 2024 for its third annual installation. Located in The Terrace Courtyard overlooking the city’s iconic skyline, Solaire Terrasse will feature food and beverage programming, including Madame Clicquot Afternoon Tea on the last Sunday of every month, every Sunday in October and a first-of-its-kind Veuve Clicquot inspired zero proof sorbet – La Grand Dame Sorbet by Gelato Festival.


To kick off the summer festivities, guests can enjoy a live performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the first event on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m., joyously ushering in this seasonal offering and celebrating the beginning of Pride Month.


Guests can enjoy a tranquil oasis surrounded by the chef’s herb garden while indulging in a selection of Veuve Clicquot Champagne (Brut Yellow Label, Brut Rosé, Rich, and La Grande Dame) by the glass or bottle. Yellow and white umbrellas featuring plush furnishings, French inspired café tables, and oversized games such as Chess, Jenga and corn hole.


“We are thrilled to welcome guests back to Solaire Terrasse with Veuve Clicquot at
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco,” said Diego Gentili, Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. “With its breathtaking views, exquisite cuisine, and world-class Champagne selection, this exclusive offering embodies the essence of luxury and hospitality, creating unforgettable memories for our guests.”


A sampling of food offerings include:

  • Seafood Tower for Two – Jumbo Gulf Prawns, Maine lobster tails, King crab legs, oysters and more – $195
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Signature Caviar Service – 1 oz. of Private Label Imperial Osetra Caviar served with traditional accompaniments, Potato Chips and Toast Points
  • Gelato Festival Cart – Selection of various dairy and vegan oat gelatos and sorbets including an exclusive Veuve Clicquot inspired zero proof sorbet, “La Grande Dame Sorbet”, which has been crafted with the champagnes flavor notes to emulate the experience of drinking a glass of the iconic Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne.  The sorbet was created exclusively for the Solaire Terrasse pop-up by The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Veuve Clicquot, and Gelato Festival


Additionally, on the last Sunday of every month from June through October 2024, Madame Clicquot Afternoon Tea is available on the Terrace Courtyard. Priced at $135 USD per guest, this unique offering combines the renowned and sophisticated touchpoints of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco experience of traditional afternoon tea with the effervescence of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, over classic sandwiches, homemade sweets, and premium tea. As part of
The Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to supporting the community, the Madame Clicquot Afternoon Tea will be available each Sunday in October, and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Bay Area Cancer Connections.


Furthermore, for those looking for a more intimate gathering, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is offering a private Solaire Terrasse experience with an exclusive Paella offering. This concept boasts a reception-style setup with existing Veuve Clicquot arrangements and seating accommodations for approximately 60 guests, with a minimum of 25 attendees and a maximum capacity of 100 guests. Operating from June to October on select weekdays, excluding existing Veuve Clicquot weekend activities, guests can enjoy a dedicated menu featuring a choice of three tapas and two paellas. Priced at $135 per person, additional culinary offerings and alcoholic beverages are available for an added fee.


A sampling of private event offerings include:

  • Tapas – Choice of 3: Pan Con Tomate, Shishito Peppers, Patatas Bravas, Cheese and Charcuterie Board
  • Paella – Choice of 2: Ritz Carlton Mixed Paella, Chicken & Chorizo Paella, Vegan Paella
  • Sweets – Ritz Carlton Churros, Burnt Basque Cheesecake
  • Beverage Offerings (for an additional fee) – Sangria, Spritz, Veuve Clicquot Champagne (Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich, and La Grande Dame)


The Solaire Terrasse programming will continue June through October (Friday-Sunday) with seatings from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Reservations for the pop-up experience can be placed at:


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is located at 600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108. For reservations or more information, please visit, contact your travel professional or call 800-542-8680.


About The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco  

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco sets a standard of excellence renowned throughout the City by the Bay, drawing inspiration from the alluring designs of couture and the city’s iconic architecture. Located within a 1909 Neoclassical landmark building in the prestigious Nob Hill neighborhood, the hotel offers convenient access to many of San Francisco’s most visited attractions including the historic cable cars right outside the front doors. The 336-room hotel is also home to signature restaurant, The Lounge; breakfast concept, Parallel 37; and stunning wine bar, The JCB Tasting Lounge as well as more than 22,000 sq. ft. of versatile event spaces. It has received many awards and accolades over the years, including the “#1 Best San Francisco Hotel” by the U.S. News & World Report in 2023 and 2024 and the only hotel in the city with a AAA Five Diamond designation. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides the ultimate in personalized Ritz-Carlton service, comfort, and luxury.


About Veuve Clicquot 

Founded in Reims in 1772, the House of Veuve Clicquot remains true to its motto: “Only one quality, the finest.” In 1805, Madame Clicquot took the reins of the House and became one of the first businesswomen of modern times, acquiring the epithet “la grande dame of Champagne.”  Her visionary spirit and innate sense of French “art de vivre” live on today. Her iconic cuvée, Brut Carte Jaune, is synonymous with more than two centuries of know-how and an exceptional heritage. The color of the sun, it symbolizes the values of audacity and optimism that the House has carried for 250 years. For more information, please visit