It will happen in Samoa first, then in New Zealand. The United States is one of the last places it will happen. What is it? It’s the 2015 New Year! Looking to celebrate in beautiful Northern California Wine Country? Pure Luxury has a few suggestions for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sonoma and Napa Valley.
Sonoma County & Sonoma Valley
In the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg, at master Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen located in Hotel Healdsburg, guests can choose between two seatings for an amazing six course New Year’s Eve Gala Tasting Menu. The Amuse Bouche and the first four courses include a perfectly paired wine. Each course promises the delicious cuisine guests can expect at any of Chef Palmer’s restaurants. A couple of courses that caught our attention were the Maine Lobster paired with 2011 Joseph Swan Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, and, A9+ True Kobe paired with 2011 Pangloss Cabernet Sauvignon from Moon Mountain District. Following dinner, guests are invited for dancing and favors in the Fireplace Lobby Lounge.
If a luscious steak on New Year’s Eve sounds like the perfect meal to usher in the New Year, Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place in Sonoma Valley is the place to be. The menu for this special celebration includes Waygu Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, and a choice of divine desserts.
In Sonoma Valley, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Sante Restaurant at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn tempts revelers with an outstanding seven course dinner. The celebration includes a champagne toast featuring Veuve Clicquot champagne and complimentary access to the Veuve Clicquot Sparkling After Party. Wine pairing per course is available for those looking to enhance their experience. The menu features caviar, black truffle soup, Maine lobster, Wagyu beef ribeye, Dungeness Crab, and an enticing selection of desserts.
Located in the heart of Napa Valley, featuring an award-winning menu and wine list, the Michelin-rated, Auberge du Soleil Restaurant offers a special menu for New Year’s Eve including caviar, Dungeness Crab, poached quail egg, duck tempura, lamb, and incredibly deletable desserts.
Visitors to Napa Valley will find a wide selection of award-winning wines being served at local restaurants, but as the only fine dining restaurant within a winery, Etoile at Domaine Chandon will be serving their own award-winning wines as part of their special five course New Year’s Eve menu. Following dinner, the evening includes music, dancing, formal portraits, and party favors to celebrate the arrival of 2015.
Another Napa Valley Michelin-rated restaurant with an award-winning wine cellar can be found in downtown Napa at the Westin Verasa. Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque restaurant offers guests the opportunity to reserve a private table for two to six merrymakers. Along with a five course dinner, tickets include Valet parking, champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, party favors, admission to the Red Tie Party at BANK Cafe and Bar, DJ dancing until 1 a.m., and a champagne toast at midnight.
Whether ringing in the New Year with a small group of friends, or at a special event with hundreds of guests, this is one night where professional chauffeured transportation is a must! Contact Pure Luxury Transportation and usher in the New Year safely and in luxury.