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Our New Years Eve

Our New Years Eve was awesome -- good, good times. After last year's stellar private dining experience with Bon Vivant Culinary, we jumped at the opportunity to book Chef Garrett Tallent again. I know the idea of an in-home chef sounds pretty fancy-schmancy, but the cost is right in line to just about any restaurant's prix-fixe dinner you'd find in your city on New Years Eve. Plus, we just brought our own wine and champagne, we didn't have to worry about parking, and we were around the corner from our home! No babysitter even needed -- we brought Camille over early and put her down in a close bedroom and just kept the monitor close by.




The menu this year was delicious -- passed hors d'oeuvres while we sipped and mingled, an iceberg wedge salad, filet with fingerling potatoes and haricots verts, and a flourless chocolate torte with champagne for dessert.












The food was just impeccable. Delicious!






Right before midnight, my friends came over to me with a cookie with a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday.




I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year. The only question we had was why we only do a dinner party like this once a year ... so we are already planning a summer oyster roast with Bon Vivant Culinary -- an evening under the stars.

21 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! And so delish! What a perfect way to ring in a new year and celebrate a birthday!:)

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  2. I think this is a fab way to celebrate! So convenient!

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  3. What a wonderful treat to have for NYE adn you looked gorgeous!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. What a great idea! And your top is right on point! Looking lovely for 2015 :)

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  5. What fun!!! I love everything about this!

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  6. What a great way to spend New Years!! Even better having your little one nearby and not having to drive anywhere! :)

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  7. This is such a fabulous idea! I love it!

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  8. looks like so much fun...and the food! omgg now im hungry ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. I love the idea of a chef at home! What a perfect balance of glam and ease! Do they do the dishes too?!

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  10. Love this idea and completely agree about an in-home chef!! It's a great way to entertain for a party and when split amongst guests, it typically comes out the same as dining in a nice restaurant. Looked like the perfect way to ring in the new year and celebrate your bday!!

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  11. What a great idea!! I may need to look into this for next year!! :)

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  12. this looks like so much fun! definitely a great idea for nye. no drama with driving, long lines, etc. your top is great! happy new year! :)

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  13. This is SO my idea of a perfect NYE. I remember thinking that last year and even more so this year! And you looked gorgeous!

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  14. A true pleasure serving such loyal clients and your wonderful friends and guests. We look forward to hearing from you all again this summer or perhaps even valentines day. Thank you for the kind words and we can't wait to serve you again soon. Garrett Tallent Executive Chef/ Owner Bon Vivant Culinary LLC www.bonvivantculinary.com 704-770-1504

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  15. Happy Birthday and New Year! Looks like an awesome time! :)
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  16. Great idea, fabulous food and celebrating! Does it get any better? You look flawless!!! (lovin' that top!)

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  17. Looks like the perfect New Years to me! I love the idea of a gourmet meal combined with the comfort of home!

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  18. Fantastic idea!! Hey, you are looking absolutely stunning on NYE. Everything was really creative in this party. I would consider this party as the best nye party nyc. It was just a wonderful way to celebrate New Year!

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  19. What an amazing way to welcome New Year!! I am in love with your NYE bash. We are also going to throw such a grand party at one of the best San Francisco venues. I hope our party will also be fun and enjoyable like this one!!

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