Porchlight Toasts New Year’s Eve With “Camp Porchlight: Winter Lodge” To Greet 2018 With Fun, Fur & Flannel

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Porchlight, a New York bar with a Southern accent, today announces “Camp Porchlight: Winter Lodge” to ring in 2018, complete with snow-capped fir tree branches. It features a dozen ski-saluting cocktails, including Decadent Eggnog and Hot Holiday Punch and fireside fare like Lamb Meatball Sliders and Chocolate Fondue. Live bluegrass, blues and mountain music fills the air, while a midnight bubbly toast celebrates New Year’s Eve in Porchlight’s cozy style.

“Camp Porchlight: Winter Lodge takes place at Porchlight on December 31, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $175 per person, inclusive of all food, beverage and Porchlight’s genial hospitality, and available at https://campporchlight.splashthat.com/.

“With lots of people hitting the slopes this time of year, we are channeling a snuggly, après-ski experience in the heart of West Chelsea with Camp Porchlight: Winter Lodge,” says Mark Maynard-Parisi, Creator of Porchlight. “It’s a great New Year’s Eve alternative that expresses our warm hospitality and brings on flavor and good times.”

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“Our guests loved the nostalgia and totally relaxed vibe that made our first Camp Porchlight such a success last year,” says Michael Shain, General Manager, Porchlight. “With Winter Lodge, we are keeping that element in place and giving it a seasonal make-over. Instead of summer camp in Vermont, think snowy chalet in Aspen. No tuxes and gowns, it’s flannel and comfy boots.”

Ski-Saluting Libations and Fireside-Inspired Fare

Decadent Eggnog and a Hot Holiday Punch will be served throughout the evening, along with 10 original cocktails by Porchlight’s bartending team, created under the direction of Head Bartender Nicholas Bennett. The following is a sampling:

  • Long Underwear — Hendrick’s Gin, Green Chartreuse, Citrus, Raspberry Vanilla Syrup
  • Yellowstone Warming Hut — Milagro Tequila, Cocchi Americano, Suze, Peach, Sparkling Wine
  • Hudson Spice Trade — Hudson Manhattan Rye, Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Batavia Arrack, Galliano, Cinnamon, Clove
  • Blue Mountain Coconut — Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Coconut, Ginger, Jalapeño, Lemon, Blue Curaçao
  • Homestead Lift — Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, Brown Butter-Infused Apple Brandy, Amaro Nonino, Holiday Spice Syrup
  • Faux Fir — A Hendrick’s Gin and Douglas Fir Brandy-Based Julep

In addition, guests will forage for Truffle Martinis, with the lucky discoverers adding a touch of libational luxury to their already festive evening.

The drinks will be accompanied by passed hors d’oeuvres and stick-to-your-ribs, fireside fare by Porchlight’s Chef Anton Nocito:

  • Hush Puppies — Foie Gras & Pear Purée
  • Lamb Meatball Sliders — Caramelized Onion & Smoked Date Ketchup
  • Grain and Chicory Salad — Ancient Grains, Bitter Greens, Apple, Raisin, Vinaigrette
  • Braised Short Ribs — Pomegranate Glaze
  • Roasted Beet Salad — Citrus, Rosemary, Grapefruit Vinaigrette
  • Seafood Stew — Shellfish, Saffron, Tomato
  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower — Garlic Herb Breadcrumbs
  • The Butcher’s Block — Cured Meat, Cheese, Terrine and All the Fixin’s
  • Crudité and Vegetable Terrines — Seasonal dips and spreads

No Camp Porchlight experience is complete without ample desserts:

  • S’mores
  • Baked Apples
  • Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Fondue

Live Music, a Scavenger Hunt and a Midnight Bubbly Toast

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Boo Reiner and Elena Skye, accompanied by Sara Milonovich, Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley and Jason Pharr, bring their exuberant bluegrass, blues and country music stylings. Other entertainment includes a scavenger hunt and other party games, vintage ski movies, a midnight countdown and a toast with mini-bottles of bubbly for each guest.

A Going-Away Treat to Keep Warm & Toasty

As always, good campers will also receive a special treat when they pack up for the night, in this case something that will no doubt keep them warm and toasty on New Year’s Day.

Suggested Attire: Cozy Winter Casual

In place of tuxedos and gowns, the suggested attire for “Camp Porchlight: Winter Lodge” is jeans, flannel shirts, puffy down vests, snow boots and a scarf. Ski goggles are strictly optional.

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