Spirits will rise like the bubbles in a glass of celebratory champagne as lovebirds welcome the arrival of 2012 Texas-style at Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin.
The tranquil waters of Lake Travis will reflect the Texas Hill Country retreat as patrons reflect on the year that was during an elegant three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeff Axline:
Baby Arugula, Spiced Pecans, Poached Bosc Pears, Brazos Valley Blue Cheese or Grilled Texas Quail, Stone Ground Grits Cake, Smokey Bacon, Braised Leeks and Chard.
Grilled Hereford Beef Filet, Gulf Shrimp, Whipped Potatoes, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Vital Farms Half Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, French Beans, Bacon Fat Almonds or Pan Roasted California Halibut, Charred Tomatoes, Marinated Olives, Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Peppers.
Chocolate Chip Mint Bread Pudding, Toasted Challah, Dark Chocolate Ganache or Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Bourbon Anglaise, Whipped Cream.
2012 will take its first baby steps to the beat of tunes performed by Andrea Marie and The Magnolia Band, who will provide a soundtrack to the soiree until 1 a.m.
The three-couse dinner is $45 plus tax and gratuity per person. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone by calling 512-261-7379.
Romantic revelers can also start the new year in style with a New Year’s Eve night stay at the resort. Lakeway Resort and Spa’s NYE Package includes a $20.00 breakfast voucher and a welcome gift. The NYE 2011 package is $219 per guest room (plus resort fee and tax) and includes Resort Accommodation on 12/31, a 3-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner for Two Adults, the restaurant sales tax and gratuity, New Years Eve entertainment, and a champagne New Year’s toast! The rate code for this package is NYE2011. To book online, call 512-261-6600.
When: December 31, 2011, with the NYE Dinner from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the Travis Restaurant and the NYE Party beginning at 8 p.m. in Josey’s Grill and bar.
Where: Lakeway Resort and Spa at 101 Lakeway Drive in Austin, Texas
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