Here are some locations for you to celebrate the New Year in Sonoma Valley. If you know of other venues offering special menus or parties, please add them in the comments below this article.
Depot Hotel Restaurant
241 First Street West, Sonoma
Seating begins at 5 p.m.
Serving a special four course dinner, including Slow Roasted Loin of Beef, Poached Salmon, Filet of Pork, Dungeness Crab Cannelloni, and Herb Gnocchi. Reservations strongly recommended.
Cost: $55 per person
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn New Year's Eve Dinner & Party
100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma
Live jazz 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dinner seating 7 to 9:30 p.m. A seven-course dinner at Santé Restaurant followed by dancing to Topcat and capped with a midnight champagne toast.
Cost: $195 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
Glitz and Gatsby Gala at The Lodge at Sonoma
1325 Broadway, Sonoma
Hosted by Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet dinner and dancing to the Dave Martin House Party band. Champagne toast at midnight. This all goes down at the Lodge at Sonoma. A limited number of rooms at The Lodge have been reserved at a special rate ($139) for Gala guests.
Cost: $250 per person
Party at Murphy's Irish Pub
464 1st St East, Sonoma
Ring in the New Year twice at Murphy's Irish Pub! First, for the Dublin New Year at 4pm. Shards of Green will be playing Irish, Calypso and Rock from 3pm-5pm. Then at 9pm sing and dance 2012 away with Cynthia Carr & The Carrtunes. This will be a fun party with dancing, singing and champagne toasts.
29 East MacArthur Street
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
A special New Years Eve dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Dana Jaffe. Start with a baked leek and gruyere tart followed by a spinach salad. The main course is a choice of Filet Mignon, Lobster, Spinach Tart or Glazed Rack of Lamb. Then choose from three delectable desserts.
Cost: $52 per person / $26 children, age 12 and under
Vineyards Inn Spanish Bar and Grill
8445 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood
5 to 9 p.m.
Chef Esteban prepares some of his favorite and traditional New Year's Eve (Nochevieja) dishes. Featuring fine wine and champagne from Spanish winery — Gloria Ferrer and live music by Spanish Flamenco guitarist Jason Walters.
Cost: Regular menu pricing
If you know of other New Year’s Eve events in Sonoma Valley, please share them with our readers by commenting below.