Day Trippin': Head back to the roarin' '20s this New Year's Eve
by aprill firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 27, 2010 at 6:27 a.m.
Updated Dec. 29, 2010 at 6:29 a.m.
OTHER THINGS TO DO IF YOU GO: The city of Bryan also boasts many other things to do outside the winery. Downtown is filled with shops, boutiques and restaurants. The George Bush Presidential Library has a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the 41st President. And for Aggie fans, there's always Texas A&M University.
There are a lot of ways you could ring in the New Year this Dec. 31. But at the Messina Hof Winery, it's not so much how you celebrate it, but rather when.
The winery, located in Bryan, is heading back to the 1920s for its roarin' New Year's Eve Celebration. The winery will be whisking attendees away to a secret speakeasy for a night of wine, casino gambling, food, dancing and music, according to the winery's website. Dressing like a flapper and showing off your best Charleston are both highly encouraged.
The menu for the evening has multiple courses and dishes to choose from, including Chicken Chasseur, Creole Jambalaya Pasta, Poached Atlantic Salmon in a Saffron Tomato Broth, Roasted Garlic and Spinach Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Roasted Tomatoes, Messina Hof Tiramisu and New York Cheese Cake.
Of course, the winery's many varieties of wines will also be served.
Messina Hof was established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo and combines two family heritages: Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo's family dates back seven generations to Messina, Sicily, and Merrill's family is from Hof, Germany, according to the winery website. In addition to the vineyard, there is also The Villa bed & breakfast on the 100-acre estate, should you happen to partake in a little bit too much prohibition-era fun that night.
Tickets to the event are $285 for couples and $150 for singles, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 979-778-9463 Ext. 234 or go online to http://messinahof.com.