Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Celebrating Noche Vieja

It’s time for the biggest celebration of the year: New Year’s Eve. Generally speaking, in Europe, New Year’s Eve is the occasion for bigger parties and celebrations than Christmas, which is a more religious and solemn observance. On New Year’s Eve, or Noche Vieja, the Spanish, like other Europeans, plan elaborate dinners with all their favorite delicacies and rivers of wine and sparkling wine (cava) to ring in the new year. It’s a time to gather with friends and family, and after dinner, to go dancing at end of year cotillones, or parties.

On New Year’s Eve we both reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the new year about to begin. It’s a conclusion and a new beginning, and gathering together with others to celebrate those first steps into the future renews our friendships and our ties to the community.

At Sevilla we look forward to continuing these traditions with a special New Year’s Eve menu created by Executive Chef Cesar Castillo. You can see the complete menu at our web site: Chef Cesar makes use of the freshest ingredients to give a unique Spanish twist to a selection of mouthwatering dishes. Our list of Spanish wines is the perfect accompaniment. With the live guitar music and the option of seeing our famous Flamenco show before partying until the midnight celebration, it really does feel like you’re celebrating in Spain. The only question is, do you choose our signature Paella, topped with a broiled lobster tail, or instead go for the Mar Y Tierra duet of tenderloin filet and sautéed marinated shrimp? Either way, be sure to leave room for dessert. ¡Feliz año nuevo!