Happy New Year to all of our readers and guests! We look forward to great 2013 and all the opportunities to host you in your travels to NYC this coming year!
At The Roosevelt Hotel New York, we hold a small bit of New Year’s Eve history. The well known and most commonly played song on New Year’s Eve, “Auld Lang Syne”, was first broadcast from our very own Roosevelt Grill by Guy Lombardo and his orchestra in 1929.
Let us be your home away from home this holiday season! With so many travelers to the Big Apple this time of year, it’s important to The Roosevelt Hotel to create an atmosphere that makes our guests feel comfortable and festive for the holidays. That’s why we always offer the most delicious and traditional menu for our Christmas Dinner at the Roosevelt Grill (located Lobby Level of hotel). Reservations are still available and can be made by calling 212-661-9600 ext 6087. Here is a peek at the menu being offered and all the other details!
Christmas Dinner at the Roosevelt Grill
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
1:00-7:00pm $65 per adult and $25 for children under 12 Tax and Gratuities not included
Winter Squash Soup with Toasted Sage Leaves
Shrimp and Crab Claw Presentation, Cocktail Sauce and Wasabi Sauce
Winter Greens Salad with a Pear Walnut Dressing
Selection of Farm House Cheeses with Winter Fruit Compote
Charcuterie Display Consisting of Prosciutto, Sopressata and Dried ChorizoOrzo and Root Vegetable Salad
Harissa Rubbed Beef Tenderloin and Confit Tomatoes with Bordelaise Sauce
Cinnamon Spiced Smoked Ham with Lavender Scented Stone Ground Mustard
Alaskan Poached Halibut with Parmesan Gnocchi, Winter Truffle Peelings, and Lobster Bouillon
Free Range Chicken Breast with Artichokes, Fennel, Salsify and Mushrooms
Asparagus and Swiss Chard
Roasted Marbled Potatoes with Roast Garlic and Rosemary Oil
Assorted Holiday Cakes, Bouche de Noel, Mousse Shots, Fruit Tarts and Artisanal Cookies, Fresh Sliced Fruit and Berries
Composer George Gershwin is known for famous works including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess. The Roosevelt Hotel is known for making history. The two came together in November of 1926 when Gershwin staged the first public performance of five new preludes for piano in the hotel. They were intended to be the introduction for a sprawling 24-part work he called, a series of musical vignettes inspired by New York City.
The massive project was never completed and only Three Preludes was published. The classic examples of early 20th-century American classical music influenced by
jazz have been arranged for solo instruments, small ensembles and piano.
Just another fun fact about the history of The Roosevelt!
Celebrate the 21st Amendment, Repeal Day, the end of Prohibition, 1933! A historical time of glitz & glamour, flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers! Get dressed up in your finest Boardwalk Empire garb & sip vintage cocktails or play pool in the newly renovated Billiards Room. Be sure to capture the evening with classic photo ops in the authentic atmosphere of the “Roaring 20s” at The Roosevelt Hotel, the ultimate hot spot for jazz babies to party all night.
Repeal Day at The Madison Club Lounge with Makers Mark & Canadian Club
Wednesday, December 5th 7-11pm
An evening fit for fedoras & feather boas
*Prohibition Era Inspired Menu Items & Specialty Cocktails
including The Lucky Luciano, Capone’s Doll, The Boardwalk Boss, and The Rothstein Manhattan
*Complimentary Makers Mark & Canadian Club Tastings
*Prizes & Giveaways, Era inspired soundtrack, and all that Jazz!
PLUS….20% of the Proceeds from the featured cocktails will be donated to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Hurricane Relief Fund helping repair New York & Jersey Shore, and those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Toast to the 21st Amendment, in classic ‘old’ New York style. Check out some great photos of our last 1920’s themed event on our Facebook page here and be sure to post yours to our page during and after the event so we can see those pretty faces. Cheers!