New Year’s Eve 2010: Open in Sonoma County

Top dining and restaurant spots for NYE 2010.

New Year's eve dining in Sonoma CountyTOP PICKS
Santi Restaurant (Santa Rosa): Liza Hinman’s swan song at Santi is a blowout New Year’s Eve dinner. Two seatings: Early seating 5:30, 5:45 & 6:00p.m $85 a person; Late Seating  8:30, 8:45 & 9:00p.m. $100 a person. Live music with the Richie Blue’s Band, champagne toast, and party favors. Menu includes brown butter crepe with Dungeness crab, County Line chicory, Yukon potato, and and a crab veloute sauce; foie gras terrine with brioche toasts; cauliflower soup with sea urchin; linguini with lemon, cream and salmon. 2097 Stagecoach Rd # 100, Santa Rosa, (707) 528-1549.
Rocker Oysterfeller’s (Valley Ford): Four-course prix-fixe dinner featuring Dungeness Crab with each savory course as well as other options for the non-seafood lover, $65 per person.  Dinner reservations accepted from 5 to 9pm. Saloon will be first-come first-served offering either the special dinner or a limited bar menu.  Sonoma Coast Fish Bank: After dinner, local djs spin dance music next door until late night. Full bar will be offered alongside a Tomales Bay oyster and Tsar Nicolai Caviar bar.  An entry charge of $10 will include a glass of midnight sparkling wine to chime in the new year.  The party begins at 9:30 p.m. and will carry on until 12:30 a.m. Rocker Oysterfeller’s will be serving New Year’s Day Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be closed for dinner service. 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, 876-1983
Blue Label Restaurant at the Belvedere (Santa Rosa). The crew from Humble Pie in Penngrove celebrate the grand opening of Blue Label at the Belvedere with suckling pig, grilled rosemary quail, chocolate truffles and other surprises. $50 per person includes a glass of sparkling. Doors open at 7pm, pig carved at 8pm. (707) 542-8705 for reservations, full bar available.
Madrona Manor (Healdsburg): Chef Jesse Mallgren will be offering a 5-course tasting menu and Greg Hester’s jazz quartet accompanies. Seating times are from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, leading up to a midnight celebration on the Palm Terrace with a complimentary champagne toast and dancing until 1:00am. Price $150 per person. 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg, (707) 433-4231.

Syrah New Year’s Eve Gala (Santa Rosa)
: Four course menu includes lobster bisque with Madeira foam, steak tartare, Sonoma foie gros torchon, pan roasted Liberty duck breast, whiskey creamed loser vol-au-vent, braised short ribs, dessert tasting plate. $85 per person, wine pairing for additional $35.
More Great New Year’s Eve Dining Events
fig cafe and wine bar (Sonoma):
Menu includes oyster stew, roasted squash or endive salad, rib eye, seared daybook scallops and braised pork belly, sticky toffee pudding. $35 per person.707.933.3000 x13. 13690 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 938.2130.
Barndiva (Healdsburg): Six course New Year’s Eve menu, $85, wine pairing, $45. Menu includes cauliflower veloute, chestnut agnolotti with black truffles, day boat scallops, heirloom bean cassoulet, flat iron steak with lobster ravioli and creme brulee bombe. Reservations required 431.0100.
Restaurant P/30 (Sebastopol): Full dinner menu or order from the restaurant’s new three course prix fixe menu. Dinner starts at 5pm. Reservations suggested. 9890 Bodega Hwy, Sebastopol. 707.861.9030
Hot Box Grill (Sonoma): Menu includes oysters and caviar, dungeness crab and citrus salad, Wolfe Ranch quail, filet mignon and foie gras. $75 Per person plus $35 for wine pairings. 18350 Hwy 12, Sonoma 939-8383.
Flamingo Hotel (Santa Rosa): Basic package includes lounge party dancing with Electric Avenue, room, taxes and admission, $159 per couple. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, (707) 545-8530.
Hopmonk Tavern (Sebastopol): Sebastopol’s Hopmonk features jam band Melvin Seals & JB; $40 with IPA toast at 8pm. 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, 829-7300.
Spoonbar at the h2hotel (Healdsburg): Craft your own menu of three courses from 5pm to midnight. $50 before 9pm, $70 after includes surprise treats from the chef, glass of celebration sparkling wine at midnight and music and dancing at the h2 lounge party. Menu includes Dungeness crab salad, roast duck, dry aged New York strip, lavender panna cotta. 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 433-7222.
Rendez Vous Bistro (Santa Rosa): Three, five or seven course prix fixe menus with additional wine pairing. Three course: $45 or $75 with wine; Five course: $75, $110; Seven course: $110, $150. Menu items include: Czar Nicolai sturgeon roe with blini; black and white truffle risotto; spiced quail over dandelion salad; butter poached Maine lobster; filet mignon. Midnight champagne toast, glass of house champagne included with prix fixe dinner. 614 4th Street, Santa Rosa,  526-7700.
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