Sonoma County is the perfect place for any New Year’s Eve celebration. Superb restaurants with delicious, local cuisine create special menus, hotels with beautiful accommodations offer special packages, and local musicians and DJ’s fine-tune their skills for an unforgettable evening. Here is a list of five festive events to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2011 in Sonoma County.

John Ash & Co. at Vintners Inn

John Ash & Co. at Vintners Inn offers two delicious options: a three-course menu for an early dinner seating; and, a five-course menu for a later seating that includes a glass of sparkling wine served at midnight.

Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg also presents two options: an earlier three-course menu; and, a later six-course gala tasting (with an option to add a wine pairing) featuring a sparkling toast at midnight in the hotel’s Fire Side Lounge. The additional courses for the menu for the gala tasting include Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Truffle Crusted American Kobe, a Pre Dessert, and Dessert. Click here to view the full menu.

Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen

Before the DJ begins playing music and before the evening ends with a joyful midnight toast, guests at the Bay View Restaurant at The Inn at the Tides will enjoy a special menu where each course is paired perfectly with wines from Napa. Dessert is paired with champagne from France. The menu includes Maine Lobster Thermidor paired with a wine that earned 91 points from Wine Spectator – Acacia Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard 2009. For dessert, Royal Whisky Chocolate Mousse Cake is paired with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Demi-Sec from Champagne, France that earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast. Find the complete menu by clicking here.

Sonoma Mission Inn

For revelers seeking live music and an incredible dining experience, Sante Restaurant at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn offers both for New Year’s Eve. The evening begins with live jazz until 9 p.m. followed by the eclectic TopcaT band until 1 a.m. Before the champagne toast, the multi-course dinner menu includes Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Roasted American Kobe Style Beef Sirloin, Filet of Dover Sole, and more.

H2hotel in Healdsburg offers the ultimate New Year’s Eve package. Upon check-in for a two night stay, guests will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and dinner for two at h2hotel’s Spoonbar restaurant on New Year’s Eve followed by dancing and a midnight Champagne toast. Find more information by clicking here.

Inside a Suite at h2hotel

Wherever your New Year’s Eve celebration leads you to, remember to contact Pure Luxury Transportation. Your private chauffeur will make sure you travel safely in comfort and style on this special evening.

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