Some of us prefer to avoid the revelries of New Year's Eve while others of us soak it up and beg for more. To please one and all, Mr. Rick’s Martini Club announces its annual New Year Gala, set for Saturday January 8th, 2011 at the Lake Merritt Hotel Terrace Room Restaurant in Oakland.
A sophisticated affair, Mr. Rick’s New Year Gala celebrates not just the promise of the current year but the glories of past decades. Attendees dress in formal attire from the 30s to the 50s and dance to the tunes of the Mood Swing Orchestra. The recently renovated Lake Merritt Hotel offers the perfect Art Deco ambiance complete with a sparkling view of the lake. The Terrace Room Restaurant Executive Chef Brandon Peacock has created a special prix fixe dinner menu, which includes your choice of grilled hanger steak, pan roasted quail, or handmade butternut squash ravioli. There will be yet another fantastic dance routine by the Deco Belles, a complementary martini, chocolates, and to round out the evening a countdown to midnight.