New Year’s Eve at Sonnenalp

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Sonnenalp in Vail

Come celebrate New Year's Eve in Vail Village and The Sonnenalp! Whether you're searching for family-friendly festivities that wrap up in time for bedtime, or a late-night celebration that takes you straight into the new year, we have options to cater to every celebration as we close out the year in the Rocky Mountains.

Celebrate the evening with dinner at Ludwig's. Join us for an evening of live cooking stations featuring seafood, salads, mixed carving stations, desserts and much more!


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New Years Eve Ludwigs

New Year's Eve Dinner

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Table with placesettings and candles

New Year’s Eve Buffet Menu

December 31, 2023

Soup & Salads

DIY Salad Bar Artisan Greens, Arugula, Spinach, Cucumber, Cured Tomatoes, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Lemon Dressing,
Honey Mustard Dressing
Frisée Salad Smoked Bacon, Hardboiled Egg, Shaved Red Onion, Sherry Dressing
Roasted Beet Salad Pomegranate, Candied Pecan, Honey Mustard Dressing, Peppered Goat Cheese
Toasted Barley Salad Mushroom, Parmesan, Golden Raisins, Parsley, Pine Nuts, Lemon Vinaigrette
Winter Vegetable & Lentil Soup Basil Pesto Maine Lobster & Brandy Bisque Truffle Oil

Artisan Cheese, Meat & Bread Display

Regional & European Cheese & Meats Chutneys, Grapes, Dried Fruits, Crackers

Bread Display Whipped Butter, Cured Tomato & Goat Cheese Butter, Black Pepper Butter, Avocado Oil, Pumpkin Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Seafood Station

Raw Bar
Chardonnay Poached Prawns, Snow Crab Claws, Crab Legs, Fresh Oysters, Marinated Scallops
Shallot Pepper Mignonette, Bloody Mary Sauce, Thai Chili Sauce,
Cocktail Sauce, Lemons, Tabasco

Carving Station Chef Attendant

Ancho Espresso Rubbed Piedmontese Beef Tomahawk Black Truffle & Porcini Jus, Sea Salt

Chimichurri Crusted Colorado Lamb Racks Port-Blackberry Jus, Mint Jelly, Mustard Crust


Tuna Tataki w/ Truffle Yuzu Emulsion Avocado Puree, Peak Farm Micro Coriander
Charred Salmon Tataki Ponzu Emulsion, Fresno Chili, Sesame Rice Cracker
Peppered Beef Carpaccio Arugula, Parmesan, Horseradish Crème Fraiche
Colorado Lamb Tataki Avocado Oil, Mint Parsley Pesto

Mini Features

Maine Lobster Salad Champagne Jelly, Cucumber Salsa
Smoked Duck Breast Dried Cherry Jam, Coriander
Smoked Rainbow Trout Blini, Caviar, Crème Fraiche
Brandy & Sage Pâté Focaccia, Shaved Parmesan
Shrimp Salad Avocado Cream, Jalapeno, Cilantro (Served in Egg Shell) Thai Style Seafood Salad Peppers, Mint

Table Side Passed

Saffron & Shrimp Risotto Served in Parmesan Wheel Citrus Garlic Gremolata

Bountiful Harvest

Crispy Skinned Arctic Char Citrus Butter Sauce, Tomato Fennel Salad

Slow Braised Wild Boar & Potato Gnocchi Ragout

Main Lobster “Baked Mac” Cavatappi, Prosciutto & Herb Crumble

Winter Pear & Gorgonzola Cheese Ravioli Pickled Red Onion, Brandy Cream Sauce

Roasted Duck Fat Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower & Black Truffle Gratin
Charred Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Bacon Candied Pecans, Sherry Vinegar


Chef Irma’s Assorted Mini Desserts

Cotton Candy Machine

Ice Cream Station