12/28/2012 - New Year's Eve eats in Asheville - Meals and Toasts for the Last Night of The Year
by Asheville Citizen Times
Avenue M: 5-9 p.m., regular dinner menu. DJ starts 9:45, champagne toast at midnight. No cover with can of food for food drive. 791 Merrimon Ave. www.avenuemavl.com.
Purple Onion: 16 Main St., Saluda. 5:30 p.m. dinner is an a la carte menu, and Fred Whiskin on the piano; 8 p.m. is a four-course dinner, music by The JPQ Band, champagne toast at midnight, $65 plus tax and gratuity. 749-1179.
Pack's Tavern: Regular menu plus Specials, $13 bottles of champagne, two DJs, party favors, $10 cover. Century Room: Pack's Countdown to NYE Bash with DJs, hats, toppers, a champagne toast and more. Starts at 7:30, $50 per person. 20 South Spruce St. / www.http://packstavern.com.
The Market Place: A la carte menu and champagne toast. Entertainment by Molly Parti. 20 Wall St. www.marketplace-restaurant.com.
Creekside Taphouse: Good Old Boyz featuring Woody Wood, drink specials, Asheville Brewing Co. pint specials, basketball shooting contest, champagne toast, show at 10 p.m. 8 Beverly Road. www.creeksidetaphouse.com.
Plant: A la carte menu and a four-course chef's tasting menu offered with optional wine pairing. Dinner hours extended until 10 p.m. 165 Merrimon Ave. www.plantisfood.com.
The Black Mountain Ale House: The Blue Rags play at 10:30 p.m. following a TBD opener. Tickets at $12 in advance or $15 at the door and include a midnight champagne toast. Small plates available until well after midnight. 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. www.blackmountainalehouse.com.
Sunny Point Cafe: Serving breakfast and lunch 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 626 Haywood Road. www.sunnypointcafe.com.
Grovewood Cafe: A la carte menu, champagne toast, specials. 111 Grovewood Road. www.grovewoodcafe.com.
Red Stag Grill: Prix fixe four-course menu with a glass of complimentary champagne and chocolate truffles, 5:30 to midnight. $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. 11 Boston Way. www.bohemianhotelasheville.com.
The Bier Garden: New Years Eve champagne toast at midnight, DJ spinning from 10 to close, no cover. 46 Haywood St. www.ashevillebiergarden.com.
Jack of the Wood: 9 p.m. Floating Action with Ice Cream and DJ $teel Wheel$ (Matt Owner of Harvest Records). $15 advance tickets available at Harvest Records and Jack of the Wood. 95 Patton Ave. www.jackofthewood.com.
Jack of Hearts: Jackomo Cajun country band. $10 Tickets available at Jack of Hearts. 10 S. Main St., Weaverville. www.jackofheartspub.com.
Bistro 1896: A la carte menu plus special holiday menu, drink specials and dessert specials. No cover. 7 S.W. Pack Square. www.bistro1896.com.
Asheville Wine Experience: Wine expert Kevin Schwartz joins forces with chef Denny Trantham in a 10th-floor suite at the Hotel Indigo 8 p.m.-midnight. Ten courses, five wines, entertainment by jazz vibraphonist Paul Babelay. Cost is $150; funds go toward scholarships for 12- to 21-year-old youths seeking culinary education. www.ashevillewineexperience. firstname.lastname@example.org. 301-2792 / 777-8916.
Sample sparkling wines at Table Wine: 1-5 p.m. Friday, Table Wine, 1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 102, Asheville. Free. 505-8588.