Visitors to Napa celebrating the New Year have many different options to choose from. Napa Wine Tours presents a small sample of the festive activities for New Year’s Eve 2011.
The menu at the Restaurant at Auberge offers a wine tasting option to be enjoyed with each course. The wine list includes special wines from Germany, France, Sonoma Coast, Calistoga, Portugal, and Napa’s own Schramsberg Vineyards and Quintessa Winery. A Smoked Salmon Tartelette with Lemon Crème Fraiche and Osetra Caviar is perfectly paired with an impeccable 2001 Schramsberg Reserve Sparkling. Tempura Liberty Farms Duck served with a Mandarin Glace, Totsoi, Sesame, and Black Truffle Coulis is deliciously paired with 2005 Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. Click here to view the full menu.
FARM at Carneros Inn offers two seatings allowing flexibility for guests to enjoy dinner before heading to another New Year’s Eve celebration or spending the evening celebrating at FARM. The first seating (reservations are available for 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.) is a two hour seating featuring a six course menu that ends with a sumptuous Chocolate Passion Sphere with Caramelia Chocolate Cremeux, Fresh Passion Fruit, Espresso Meringue, and Kahlua Ice Cream. The second seating (reservations available for 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.) includes entertainment and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The additional courses are Butter Poached American Lobster and a Domaine Chandon Sparkling Rose with Ruby Grapefruit Infusion, Effervescent Sugar, and Lychee Sorbet. The evening features the talented ensemble of jazz singer Dizzy Burnett and guitarist Grover Coe – perfect for a romantic slow dance or a fast-paced celebratory burst on the dance floor! For the full menu, click here.
Silverado Resort’s New Year’s Eve package offers accommodations for December 31st in a one-bedroom fireplace suite; a Champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner for two at the Silverado’s restaurant, The Grill; and admission to the New Year’s Eve party at the Silverado Resort. For more information, click here.
Harvest Inn’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Package is the ultimate two-night celebration to usher in the New Year. Guests will enter their King Vineyard View room and share a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries. In the evening, guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception. This Extravaganza package includes transportation to and from Domaine Chandon’s Old Hollywood New Year’s Eve Gala. Each morning guests will enjoy a wine country breakfast served with Champagne on New Year’s Day. Click here for full details.
For a one of a kind experience, Domaine Chandon’s Old Hollywood Gala must be mentioned again. Old Hollywood attire is suggested. Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet while a photographer takes a formal portrait. The evening begins in Domaine Chandon’s Etoile restaurant with a five-course menu and wine pairing featuring Domaine Chandon sparkling and still wines. The evening continues with music performed by a live band and dancing. At midnight, guests will raise their Domaine Chandon sparkling wine in a toast to the New Year. To find out more, click here.
Anytime is a great time to visit Napa Valley. Celebrate your New Year safely by contacting Napa Wine Tours for your private chauffeured transportation to any special New Year’s Eve event.