Beverly Hill is celebrating its Centennial anniversary and hotels such the posh Montage has jumped on the bandwagon with a glamorous New Year’s Eve gala inspired by the 1940s. For the occasion the hotel will turn its Marquesa Ballroom into a film noir Hollywood-like set with mystery, excitement and a big band sound.
At the strike of 8 p.m. the bar will open followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings that will include 1940s dishes such as lobster thermidor Prince de Monaco, filet Oscar and a banana split. And when the clock strikes midnight they will bring out the Champagne. You can believe it will done right especially since the tab per person is $345 and this is Montage after all. To get the whole scoop go to http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com/beverly-hills-packages.php or http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com/events/new-years-eve-at-montage.
To kick off the Beverly Hills Centennial Year, the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau invited Montage Beverly Hills and four other luxurious Beverly Hills hotels to recreate a suite highlighting a decade from the last 100 years that illustrates the city’s stylish history. Montage Beverly Hills will create a film noir suite designed by Plush Home’s Nina Petronzio that will include special touches such as a Lalique chandelier, a vintage typewriter, a phonograph and vinyl records.
When you walk up to the bar be sure to utter, in true Bogie style (but slightly edited), “Of all the gin joints in all the towns you had to walk into mine.” Also check out the video for that famous piano from "Casablanca" and see how much it might fetch at auction, mind-bogling.