New Year’s Eve Black Tie

Entertainment will be provided by Jeremy Davenport throughout the champagne reception & following dinner. Wine pairings will be featured with each course and party favors and a midnight champagne toast await all guests. The evening starts at 7:00pm and continues until 1:00am.

The 3rd floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is a “don’t miss” for locals and visitors alike on New Year’s Eve.  Diners can enjoy a celebratory NYE dinner and midnight toast in the hotel’s critically acclaimed restaurant, M bistro by Chef Matt Murphy.  They’ll enjoy the stylings of the hotel’s headline entertainer and one of People Magazine’s Top 50 Bachelors, Jeremy Davenport.  Seating in The Davenport Lounge is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  With no cover charge, this lounge is the place to “see and be seen” on New Year’s Eve.

Dinner Menu

Stone Crab Papoussia
Crab with shaved fennel, ginger whole grain mustard and white leek cream in a Cuban lentil soup.
Paired with Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre

First Appetizer
BBQ Pork Belly with Ryal’s Goat Cheese on Buttermilk Biscuit
Pork with spinach, endive, caramelized onion and Southern Comfort marmalade.
Paired with Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse

Second Appetizer
Ancho-Crusted Diver Scallop
Scallop with smoked tomato gritatta, celery root, cactus salad and Rattlesnake chili sauce.
Paired with Kim Crawford Chardonnay

New Orleans
Mint Julep intermezzo

Stuffed Black Angus Filet with Abita BBQ Shrimp
Artichoke and blue cheese stuffed filet with an oxtail cipollini marmalade risotto and roasted garlic bacon potatoes in a Marchand du vin sauce.
Paired with Belle Glos Pinot Noir


Truffle Stuffed Quail with a Foie Gras in a Pumpkin Brioche Short Stack
Quail with braised turnip greens in a sour cherry and smoked coffee sauce.
Paired with Whitehall Lane Merlot

Gulf Coast Dessert Sampler
Mississippi Mud Pie
Key Lime Tart
Peach Cobbler
Bananas Foster
Pecan Pie
Paired with Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine or Sandeman Porto