What a fabulous evening we had in Memphis on New Year’s Eve. It was a drizzly 45 degree evening when six couples gathered for an elegant “Downtown Abbey” experience in our home. The table glowed in gold accenting the Lenox Holiday China and glass gold ruffle chargers. The beautiful gold Lenox placemats and napkins looked gorgeous. I decided on the Gorham Cherrywood crystal. The lighting in the dining room and our glass top dining table reflected the sparkle beautifully.
We were delighted to be served by a professional waiter following cocktails and appetizers in front of the fire in our great room. After our lovely dinner, we indulged in various liquers and coffee plus a New Albany Chocolate birthday cake for one of the attendees whose birthday happens to be on New Year’s Eve. We also served Ina Garten’s creme brulee, which turned out perfect. Next, we took official NYE portraits of each couple in the chocolate chair in front of the fire. Next week I will send them their photo as a momento of our lovely evening.
After donning party hats and grabbing kazoos, our guests then stepped outside through the piano room to the pool deck where we enjoyed sparklers and light fireworks following the “guitar drop” at Gibson’s. It was a bit chilly and damp so we enjoyed coffee, champagne and truffles inside by the fire before the party adjourned. I think we made some good memories. Thought you might enjoy reading our menu.
Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman sang softly in the background . . .
2016 New Year’s Eve Menu
Appetizers and Cocktails From the Great Room in Front of the Fireplace
Moving to the The Dining Room
Appetizer – Seafood Au Gratin
Soup – Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque
Elegant Fruit Salad
Tenderloin Beef and Whiskey Sauce
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Olive Bread with Roasted Garlic and Butter
Crème Brulee or New Albany Chocolate Birthday Cake
Coffee and Liquers
Champagne and Truffles at Midnight
Fireworks and Outdoor Fireplace by the Pool