People across the globe will be celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Friends and family will gather for special events ranging from a romantic evening for two with a bottle of sparkling wine to gatherings numbering in hundreds of thousands of revelers. Amazing fireworks will light up the sky over Sydney Harbour in Australia, the beach of Copacabana in Brazil, in France’s Paris, at Singapore’s Marina Bay, and in the United States at New York’s Times Square.
The New Year’s Eve Menu at Etoile begins with Dungeness Crab Salad served with heirloom apple, garden radish, and Meyer lemon custard. The elegant, complex Etoile Brut, recipient of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast, will be the first perfectly paired sparkling wine of the evening.
Chandon Extra-Dry Riche, Gold Medal and Best of Class winner at the 2004 California State Fair Wine Competition, will be paired with the next course – a deep, rich Roasted Chestnut Soup served with pate foie blonde, spiced chutney, and black truffle.
Two still wines from Newton Vineyard will be paired with the next two courses on Executive Chef Perry Hoffman’s special menu. Newton Vineyard Unfiltered Chardonnay, 2006 will be served with Seared Dayboat Scallop. Newton Vineyard, The Puzzle, 2004 will be served with Roasted Prime New York.
For dessert, a unique, creamy, decadent Valrhona Chocolate Pate served with licorice root ice cream and cranberries will be paired with the bold, elegant, Etoile Rose, recipient of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast and 90 points from Wine Spectator.
After dinner, the Carnival begins! Choose between music performed by a live band or DJ Dukes. Guests will receive a formal portrait, party favors, and a sparkling midnight toast. Click here to find out how to purchase tickets.
As you make your plans in anticipation of beginning 2011, remember to create a memorable celebration by contacting Napa Wine Tours for all your transportation needs. Your private chauffeur will safely take you and your guests where you want to be for a safe, joyful New Year’s Eve adventure in Napa Valley.