Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Midway to New Year's

[Annual Ritual] Looking to escape the hoards on New Year's Eve? A journey to Midway might just be the ticket. 

Midway's Zermatt Resort www.ZermattResort.com offers two New Year's Eve options: There's a 4-course prix fixe dinner at Schneitter's Restaurant ($85 per person, includes tax & tip) with live music from the Murdock Jazz Ensemble, hats, horns, and a Champagne or cider toast. At Zermatt's Bernese Event Center a "Family Fun New Year's Bash" will feature the Salzburger Echo, face painting, Laughing Gravy DJ & dancing, and a buffet dinner. The cost is $39 for ages 12-adult, $25 ages 6-11, kids under 6 free. For more info and reservations call 866-320-3068. 

Over at Midway's Blue Boar Inn www.TheBlueBoarInn.com "Bavarian Splendor" is the theme for New Year's Eve. Chef Eric May's 7-course celebration meal includes entrees such as butter-poached lobster with Chardonnay cream sauce, citrus tuna tartare, roasted veal loin, and duck confit. The Blue Boar will offer two seatings for New Year's Eve: one at 5:00 PM (5-courses for $75) and a 7:00 PM seating (7-courses for $150, including party favors, Champagne or cider, and live music).  Guests will also have the opportunity to ring in the New Year by blowing the 10-foot, curved European Alpenhorn. Phone 888-650-1400 for reservations. 


(Ted Scheffler) 


  1. If you go to Midway and spend money, be sure to count your change. Midway's "Swiss Days" celebration is notorious as a ripp-off. Even Mitt Romney thought so. In his book about the 2002 Winter Olympics, he wrote that of all the cities his committee had to deal with, Midway was the most dishonest.

    And I live here!

  2. are we escaping the "hordes", perhaps?


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