From Cocktails to Dinner to Bloodies: New Year’s in the Bay Area

Steel yourself for a night of celebratory cocktails with a belly full of a delicious meal prepared by one of the Bay Areas many renowned chefs. And if the meal doesn’t do the trick, you’ll be all set with bottomless Bloody Marys and brunch on New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve

cityhouse at Parc 55, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, 800 595 0507
Chef Healy has created a celebratory four-course dinner featuring seared dayboat scallops, herb-grille beef tenderloin, and butter poached Maine lobster.

Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, 707.431.0330
The New Year’s Eve Gala Tasting Menu will be served from 5 until 10p.m. The $125 six-course tasting menu (add $75 for wine pairing) will feature caviar tarts, roasted chestnut soup, butter poached Maine lobster, truffle crusted tournedos of filet Mignon, a pre-dessert of vanilla Genoise passion fruit sorbet, and a Tcho chocolate box dessert. Dinner includes a midnight toast at Hotel Healdsburg’s cozy fireside lounge.

Madera at Rosewood, 2825 Sand Hill Rd, Melo Park, 650.561.1500
The four-course meal will include a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. First seating ($95) reservations are available from 5 to 6:15 p.m.; second seating ($150) from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Martini House, 1245 Spring Street, St. Helena, (707) 963-2233, ext. 1
Dinner reservations will be available from 5:30 to 10. Chef Todd Humphries is known for his inventive and adventurous use of wild and foraged ingredients and will create a distinctive menu for this special night.

New Year’s Day

Madera at Rosewood, 2825 Sand Hill Rd, Melo Park, 650.561.1500
Nurse your hangover with the Bottomless Bloody Mary Brunch. Start the new year right with a $75 three-course brunch with all the bloodies you can manage. Children age 12 and under are half price.