New Year’s Eve: Ways to Ring in 2019


Christmas celebrations may be in full swing, but New Year’s Eve will be right on the heels of your Christmas parties. If you want to eat well while you ring in the new year and kick off 2019, make your reservations early for one of these special holiday menus or meals…

The Granary at Spring Creek Ranch

Ring in the New Year with live jazz by Pam Phillips in addition to gourmet late night snacks, a hot cocktail tasting station, photo booth, party props and champagne toast at midnight. The party runs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and is $50 per person. Or, enjoy lodging, the party and breakfast for two for $125 per person. Tickets are limited so call 307-733-8833 to reserve your spot.  elk medallions and champagne

Hayden’s Post

On New Year’s Eve, Hayden’s Post will be serving up some scrumptious specials alongside their dinner menu. Try the bibb salad with pears, Gorgonzola, candied walnuts, spiced pork belly and white balsamic vinaigrette. For $44, get the beef wellington prime rib tenderloin with cremini mushrooms, foie gras butter wrapped in flaky pastry, bordelaise sauce, Bearnaise sauce, dauphinoise potato and butter-braised asparagus. End (or begin) on a sweet note with the white chocolate swan with mango and raspberry sauce.

North Grille

The North Grille at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club is hosting a seven-course meal from Chef Luke Biewick and the North Grille team. Beginning at 5 p.m., this dinner is $120 per person with the option to purchase an additional $40 wine pairing. The meal includes appetizers of shellfish stew and braised lamb ragu, a chicken consomme for the soup course, a grilled frisee salad, braised short rib and pastrami cured sturgeon as entrees and cinnamon rolls for dessert. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 307-733-7786.

The Wort Hotel

Celebrate the New Year on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day at The Wort Hotel. On New Year’s Eve, in addition to their regular menu, the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill will be serving a special holiday menu. From 8 p.m.-12 a.m. in the Silver Dollar Showroom, enjoy party favors and live music with the Dirt Road Band. Then, on New Year’s Day, swing in from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, muffins and pastries. The buffet is $15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. $6 bloody marys and mimosas will be served as well. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 307-732-3939.rib

Snake River Grill

The five-course choice menu at Snake River Grill for New Year’s Eve offers options for all tastes: from roasted parsnip soup to butter-poached Maine lobster tail and miso-glazed black cod to braised Colorado lamb shank. Enjoy profiteroles, raspberry cream tartlette, warm apple hand pie or artisanal cheeses for dessert. It is $130 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make reservations online or by calling 307-733-0557.

StillWest Brewery & Grill

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at StillWest with a prime viewing point of the Snow King Mountain torchlight parade and fireworks. For $90 per person, enjoy a four-course meal and glass of champagne. Included is a small bite, salad, choice of three entrees and two dessert options. Call 307-201-5955 to make your reservations.

Westbank Grill

New Year’s Eve at the newly reopened Westbank Grill is $165 per person. The special menu includes hamachi ceviche, seared foie gras, toasted cashew bisque, striped sea bass, walnut apple whiskey tart and much more. We’d love to try the red kuri squash ravioli with crispy pork, cilantro, cotija and mole, or the butter-poached lobster tail and braised veal cheek with asparagus, white truffle parsnip, nasturtium and lobster jus.


About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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