Holdfast Dining New Year’s Dinner

I’ve been to several Holdfast Dining events and been a fan since 2014, and realized I’ve never shared the experience on the blog before! My most recent dinner was #609 for Holdfast Dining. This particular dinner was a special¬†luxury ingredient themed dinners especially for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For $175 I enjoyed an incredibly filling 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings. So here’s a recap of my¬†Holdfast Dining New Year’s Dinner.
Holdfast Dining New Year's Dinner 2018, 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings Holdfast Dining New Year's Dinner 2018, 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings
Holdfast Dining is reservations only via their website, doing one 7 PM dinner seating each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Normally their dinner is a 10 course prix fixe chefs tasting menu with 5 wine pairings for $105. On Monday they hold Deadshot, a more casual a la carte version of their food that does not require reservations.

If you are attending on a reservations dinner, you check in with the wine director when you enter past the curtained entrance and are greeted with a glass of bubbly. He will then direct you to your seat based on the size of your party – at a countertop bar or at a table. I was seated at the bar which I always enjoy watching the plating and chatting with others.
Holdfast Dining New Year's Dinner 2018, 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings

Before each course, after watching them plate it in the open kitchen, Chefs Will Preisch and Joel Stocks talk about the dish in terms of inspiration or what they did to create the dish.
Chefs Joel Stocks of Holdfast Dining during Holdfast Dining New Year's Dinner 2018, 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings Chefs Will Preisch of Holdfast Dining during Holdfast Dining New Year's Dinner 2018, 10 course dinner with 6 wine pairings
Chefs Joel Stocks and Will Preisch of Holdfast Dining

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