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NYE at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Written by Patti on December 4th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My dear friends at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead have planned a very exclusive New Year’s Eve for just 20 lucky couples. Why travel when you can enjoy a glorious evening filled with the finest wine, food and accommodations in town? If, by some chance, you are popping the question this December 31st, this will be the place to do it. It will be an unforgettable evening.


ATLANTA, Ga.—December 1, 2011—Couples wishing to commemorate the New Year with the ideal blend of merriment and luxury may find the perfect celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The evening begins with a classic reception of caviar and Dom Pérignon, followed by Executive Chef Peter Zampaglione’s masterfully-prepared five-course dinner paired with exceptional wines by Sommelier Linda Torres Alarcon. Availability is limited to only 20 couples, and cocktail or formal attire is requested. With a late check-out on New Year’s Day, the morning is at leisure in a spacious executive suite, with separate living room and bedroom, and panoramic bay window views of the Buckhead neighborhood.

The most famous name in town.

The New Year’s Elegant Eve Package is $999* and includes:
Overnight accommodations in an executive suite with late check-out on New Year’s Day
“Champagne and Pearls” reception with Dom Pérignon and Ossetra caviar
Five-course dinner for two with paired wines, and live music
Midnight toast and party favors
Overnight valet parking

*Package is valid December 31, 2011, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations are required, full pre-payment required seven days in advance, non-refundable. Rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per night, single or double occupancy, and inclusive of taxes, gratuities and other charges unless otherwise noted.

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is located in fashionable uptown Atlanta, the city’s most prestigious residential neighborhood. For information or room reservations, please call 800-241-3333, the hotel at 404-237-2700, a travel professional or visit


Champagne and Pearls Reception
Ossetra Caviar with traditional accompaniments
Dom Pérignon, Brut, Champagne, France, 2000

First Course
Lobster “Bisque”
Mini Lobster Manicotti, Celeriac, Winter Truffle, Lobster Vinegar
Jean Jacques Girard, Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc, Burgundy, France

Second Course
Foie Gras Torchon
Quince, Pistachio, Spiced Ginger Tea, Warm “Baba” with Vanilla Syrup
Chateau Haut-Mayne, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Main Course
Beef Wellington
Brown Butter Salsify and Asparagus, Smoked Sun Choke Puree
Sauce Périgord
O’Shaugnessy Estates, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, California

– or –

Dover Sole
Confit Chicken, Buttered Savoy Cabbage
Mascarpone Tortellini, Caviar, Champagne Velouté
Flowers Vineyard and Winery, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California

Whipped Brie “Jam,” Truffle Honey and Crisp

Dark Chocolate Cream, Preserved Summer Raspberry Caviar
Freeze-dried Raspberries, Hazelnut Streusel
Eliot Perrone, Brachetto/Moscato, Frizzante Rose, Piedmont, Italy

Coffee and Housemade Petit Fours

Executive Chef Peter Zampaglione
Sommelier Linda Torres Alarcon
Pastry Chef Dallas Kee

xoxo Patti

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