Events / Dinner

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Mon, December 31, 2012

10:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $200 Public Price: $250 Phone: 212.627.1111
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Geoff Johnson

The Octopus’s Garden, West Creek, NJ

* Please note special time.

Break out the Champagne and the poodle skirts, because tonight you're going to party like it's 1959. Chef Geoff Johnson, who is known for his eclectic menu at Copper Fish on Broadway in historic Cape May, will be re-creating a few dishes from the vast 1959 winter menu from the Four Seasons that James Beard himself helped conceive.

Event photos taken by Tom Kirkman.


  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • Applewood-Smoked Salmon with Red Onion Marmalade, Anchovy–Caper Rémoulade, and Baby Cucumbers
    • Swordfish Ceviche with Winter Vegetable Confit
    • Country-Style Pâté with Mustard Aïoli
    • Prosciutto, Bosc Pear, and Chive Crêpes
    • A fine sparkling wine will be served during this reception.
  • Dinner
    • Bisque Duo > Maine Lobster Bisque and Roasted Winter Vegetable Bisque with Duck Confit
    • Hawk Haven Chardonnay 2010
    • Barnegat Light Dayboat Scallops with Oaxacan-Spiced Chayote Purée, Chorizo, and Blood Orange Reduction
    • Natali Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006
    • War of the Lobster > Monkfish Medallion and Butter-Poached Maine Lobster with Crimson Split Pea Pilaf and Carrot–Saffron Jus
    • Natali Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2006
    • Plank Steak au Poivre with Bone Marrow Broth, Wild Mushrooms, and Cape May Sea Salt Oyster
    • Jessie Creek Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    • Irish Coffee–Valrhona Chocolate Marquise with Hazelnuts and Spun Sugar
    • Traditional Champagne Toast

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