New Year’s Eve Gala Menus, Absolut Elyx Masquerade Bash On Tap For
New Year’s Eve Along With Special New Year’s Day Brunch
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner
The Boulevard dining room will kick off the countdown to 2015 by hosting a pair of exclusive multi-course seatings that include party favours, eclectic live music by vocalistJennifer Scott, guitarist Rene Worst and Steve Kaldestad on saxophone and a balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. The first seating begins at 5 p.m. and features three courses for $99 per person while the second seating, beginning at 8 p.m., offers four courses for $179.
Menu highlights include such dishes as winter squash risotto (braised celery, pumpkin seeds, shaved perigord black truffle, parmesan), caramelized sea scallops (crispy pork belly, celeriac, endive, brown butter Coronation grape reduction), roasted sablefish (gai lan flan, beech mushrooms, shallot, coconut rice, lemongrass vinaigrette) and grilled beef ribeye (balsamic onion, wild mushroom, Béarnaise, red wine sauce). Each menu offers optional additions such as oysters, caviar, whole chilled lobster, shaved black or white truffles and Japanese Wagyu beef.
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Bash at Gerard Lounge
In the adjacent Gerard Lounge, Boulevard is flipping the calendar page in fine style by hosting a masquerade bash sponsored by Absolut Elyx from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. A limited number of tickets are available for $50 per person and include midnight hors d’oeuvres by Chef Chen, a “Midnight Elyxer” cocktail handcrafted by Boulevard Bar Manager Justin Taylor, party favours, a balloon drop and entertainment provided by DJ Myles Bigelow. Prizes for best mask and best couple ensemble will be awarded.
Boulevard will celebrate the first day of 2015 by offering its weekend brunch menu for a special weekday service from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Thurs., Jan. 1. Usually available on Saturdays and Sundays only, Chef Chen’s menu offers inspired twists on traditional favourites, as well as seasonal highlights.