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Just announced! The Alamo Ritz New Year’s Eve Bash: THE APARTMENT!

apartment webOur second annual New Year's celebration of classic cinema, cocktails and cuisine at The Ritz!!

2008's screening of AFTER THE THIN MAN was a true extravaganza, bringing together an incredible drinking/dining experience with one of the greatest film's of Hollywood's golden era. This year, we're stepping it up with the flat-out greatest New Year's film in the world: Billy Wilder's 1960 masterpiece THE APARTMENT, a brilliantly written, fast-paced, heartbreakingly hilarious adventure of a poor schlub (a young, bumbling Jack Lemmon) who just can't steer things right to fall into the good graces of the most wonderful woman in town (a young, unbelievably charming Shirley MacLaine). In his way are an innumerable number of comic obstacles, including the great Fred MacMurray and Ray Walston as self-serving high-rollers content to kick dirt in the face of anyone who crosses them.

It's a gorgeously shot, perfectly constructed, fun-as-hell monument to filmmaking at its very best (in AFI's Top 100 films!), and we're pleased to bring it to you along with a very special menu with drink pairings to ring in the new decade, all prepared by our chefs John Bullington and Elijah Horgan, with accompanying beverages masterminded by bar wizard Amy Patton (drink list pending):

First course:
Club Sandwich (don’t forget to remove the toothpick)
Layers of smoked pheasant, jamon serrano, Pure Luck chevre, arugula, organic plum tomatoes and truffle aioli on ficelle

Second course:
Lobster Rickshaw Boy
Sweet and sour lobster with Maitake dumpling

Third course:
Victim’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Organic chicken with ginger noodles with local organic spring vegetables in saffron consomme

Fourth course:
Garlic and valpolicella braised lamb shank atop spaghetti in a fresh tomato sauce with gremolada

Dessert course:
Strawberry chocolate fruitcake with champagne sabayon and Lemmon cookie crumble

The Alamo New Year's event of the decade! Tickets on sale HERE on Friday Dec 4 at 3:00 PM! It'll be the best ticket in!!


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