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Third Annual Gala Holiday Fete at Traveler's Rest

Put on your glad rags and come join us for our third annual multi-group holiday gala at Traveler's Rest.  Last year's event garnered so many rave reviews that we booked Traveler's Rest for this year before we left at the end of the night. Travelers' Rest is centrally located in Ossining (on the Millwood border just 2.5 miles off the Taconic and fairly close to 684), known for their award winning dazzling decorations and incredible food.

Please be aware that we're requiring attendees to pay in advance, the same as last year.  See details below.

What better venue to celebrate the Holiday Season than one that's been decking the halls since 1975? Starting around December 1, this Continental-German restaurant and 19th century coach stop sets up a dazzling holiday display that includes 55 lighted figures, seven Christmas trees, 100 wreaths, a 6 foot tall gingerbread house, and hundreds of thousands of lights (including an $11,000 December electric bill).

We'll start with a cocktail hour from 7:00 to 8:00 featuring a selection of cold hors d'oeuvres while we mix and mingle and happily sip in their beautifully decorated ballroom.

We'll follow it with an gourmet meal that's bound to please even the most discriminating palate in between working up an appetite on the dance floor.

From Westchester Magazine:
Best of Westchester:

Best Christmas Decorations 2005

Best of Westchester - Readers' Picks:

Best Place for a Party 2009

Best Special Occasion Restaurant 2006

Best Special-Occasion Restaurant 2010

And, of course, we'll have dancing. To keep this event as affordable as possible we'll be dancing to the offerings of a popular DJ playing all your dancing favorites

Our special menu for the night is as follows:

Penne ala Vodka
Prosciutto and Melon
Fresh Fruit Medley
Tomato and Mozzarella
Artichoke Hearts Vinaigrette


Fresh Tossed Garden Salad
served with house dressing


Choice of

Chicken Francaise *** Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Sauteed with lemon and butter *** with crabmeat stuffing

Broiled Norwegian Salmon *** Angus Sirloin Steak
with dill sauce *** with sauteed mushrooms

Chicken Parmagiana *** Veal Milanese
with penne marinara *** breaded veal cutlet sauteed

Bavarian Sauerbraten *** Veal Marsala
with red cabbage and dumplings *** sauteed with mushrooms

Long Grain and Wild Rice
Vegetable du jour


Dessert Cart
includes such favorites as Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cheesecake and Carrot Cake


Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee*** Coffee *** Darjeerling Blend Tea

Vegetarian Selections

Pasta Primavera * Penne ala Vodka * Spinach and Cheese Ravioli * Penne Marinara

Management reserves the right to make substitutions on the menu, if necessary.
*** Unlimited soft drinks included***

There will be a cash bar.

This Gala event is being sponsored by a number of meetup groups including Ct, & NY Singles Having Fun, Serendipity Singles, Amazing Singles, New Beginnings, and a number of others. We have to limit the number of people who can attend to 120 due to space considerations. This year we are again requiring that people pay in advance to hold their spot.  If you pay via paypal, the price is $50.00 since paypal charges fees.  If you send in a check or give one to Chris, Irene, Hong, or Laura, the price is $48.00.

Checks can be mailed and made out  to:

Chris Johnson

301 B Heritage Hills Dr.

Somers, NY 10589

We must receive payment in one form or another at least 5 days prior to the event in order to keep your reservation.  That means that if you're mailing it, it should be in the mail by December 3rd to insure that it's received on time

If we have any available spots left on the day of the event, we will allow additional people to come until we are at capacity.  The price at the door will be $60.00 and must be in cash

Be aware that there are two parking lots, one on each side of the restaurant.

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  • Chris

    A delightful evening with great food, gorgeous decorations, lively music and fabulous people. What more could one ask...

    December 16, 2012

  • andy p.

    Is the cocktail hour a cash bar as well?

    November 13, 2012

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