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Plan your New Year’s Eve party with Food & Wine favorite and three-time James Beard Foundation nominee chef Thomas McNaughton.

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NYE Cocktail Party for 50


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  • Standing cocktail party for 50 guests in the courtyard at central kitchen from 10 PM - 2 AM on December 31, 2012
  • Chance to work directly with chef Thomas McNaughton to choose the cheese, salumi and hors d’oeuvres for the evening
  • Chance to work directly with the central kitchen wine director to choose the Champagne, beer and wine
  • Surprise parting gift for all guests

What we love

  • Invite up to 50 guests to ring in 2013 with Champagne, cheese, salumi and passed hors d’oeuvres at Thomas McNaughton’s central kitchen.
  • A favorite of Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, 7x7 and San Francisco magazine, chef McNaughton will work directly with you to create the menu for the evening.
  • You’ll be in the courtyard of the restaurant, arguably the best spot in the house. Wrote Vogue, “dining on the patio is the ideal way to eat under the stars.”
  • The wine director will be helping you complement chef McNaughton’s cuisine with the perfect Champagne, beer and wine options.
  • After four hours of merrymaking, you and your guests will leave with an edible surprise to enjoy in 2013.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Monday, December 31, 2012
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Valid only on December 31, 2012
  • Tax and gratuity included
  • Limit one per member
  • Photo Credit: Gallery Photo Two and Four by Eric Wofinger


3000 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

About central kitchen

As the mastermind behind Mission District’s flour + water, salumeria and central kitchen, Thomas McNaughton is known as one of the country’s most inspired chefs. Finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award three years in a row, chef McNaughton cooked at some of Europe’s top restaurants before making his way to the Bay Area. In December, Food & Wine included him in their Empire Builders of 2012—one of “10 extraordinary, prolific chef-restauranteurs.”

Just down the street from flour + water, the intimate central kitchen offers quintessential California cuisine made with local ingredients, like duck with pear, ginger and spiced red wine. In their 30 Under 30 Honoree profile of McNaughton, Zagat claimed that he “pushes the envelope of Californian cuisine” at central kitchen. After their first meal, 7x7 wrote of “the new cuisine of the Bay Area.” Travel + Leisure included the spot in their roundup of new restaurants in 2012, claiming “San Francisco’s restaurant scene has never been more dynamic.”

The warm, welcoming setting features one of the best courtyards in San Francisco, with walnut tables, vibrant green planters and strings of Edison bulbs. In the main dining room, diners can watch McNaughton and his staff work their magic in an open kitchen.

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