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New Years buffet dinner & dance

Every December, Abbott’s Glen clothing optional Inn , pulls out all the stops, for a spectacular New Years eve buffet & dinner dance. Held in Club Sugar shack, the night starts with an Hors d’oeuvres reception & cocktails.

new years menu
new years menu

Although we are nudists, the guests start the evening dressed in whatever festive look they care to portray. We transform this casual recreation space into a gold & silver  fantasy. Cocktail foods are displayed on gilded mirrors with candles & glitter. It takes 4 people to place this large mirror, which this year, held 2 rounds of brie cheese, one topped with pesto & slivered sun dried tomatoes and the other with jellied whole cranberries & Georgia pecans.  Assorted crackers & slices of baguette accompanied the display.shrimp skewers smoked oyster roll A smoked oyster roll topped with chopped pistachios provided another cheesy choice for nibbling.  Grilled Shrimp kabobs served with an over the top spicy cocktail sauce disappeared quickly.Swedish meatballs , always tender, napped in a dill sauce,had guests going back for more, even though a dinner buffet would follow.

New Years Eve Dinner & Dance
Fresh Salad Greens with Pears, Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecans
served with a Champagne Vinaigrette
Beef Wellington
Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp with Crab Stuffing
Wild Rice and Lentil Pilaf
Vegetable Medley
Dessert Buffet
Complementary Champagne at midnight

The dinner menu started with a Baby Greens salad topped with wine poached pears, Vermont blue cheese and toasted walnut pieces topped with a champagne vinaigrette.  The entrees included a beef wellington  & crab stuffed jumbo shrimp. A wild rice & lentil pilaf, along with roasted winter vegetables & a bread selection had everyone immersed in a full plate of holiday items. We wined & dined to holiday classics wafting through the room. The only thing missing from this New England holiday night was the snow!

Now no holiday dinner is complete without dessert. We let our guests start dancing before we brought out the dessert selection. Gerry, our chef, had spent several days preparing home made cream puffs filled with an eggnog pastry cream, assorted cake balls filed with rum, chocolate & coconut cream. Assorted specialty cookies & meringues made up a glossy sweet delectable end to meal. Happy New Year!