The award-winning Mad Fox Brewing Company, Northern Virginia’s upscale brewpub, will once again ring in the New Year with international recording artists – and legendary Washington area blues singer/guitarist – The Tom Principato Band. A limited number of tickets, priced at $80 per person, will be sold for this event, exclusively through Eventbrite.
The Mad Fox New Year’s Eve Celebration will include live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu with passed appetizers and both a dinner and a dessert buffet, party favors and a celebratory toast at midnight. Appetizers will be passed from 8:00 until 9:00 pm, and the menu features:Pork Belly Skewers (Leiland Farms Pork Confit, Scotch Ale BBQ, Charred Scallions), Tuna Sashimi Taco (Ahi Tuna, Wasabi Cream, Seaweed Salad, Black Sesame Shells), Chicken Satay (Grilled Chicken Breast, Kölsch Peanut Sauce, Sambal) and Roasted Squash Hummus (local Acorn Squash, house made pita chips, smoked paprika oil, chives), when the dinner buffet opens.
The dinner buffet options, served until 11 pm, are: Winter Salad (Spinach, Pomegranate Seeds, Roasted Chestnut Vinaigrette, Chevre Goat Cheese ); a Cold Bar (Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Jonah Crab Claws, Chesapeake Gold Oysters, Cider Mignonette, Radish Cocktail Sauce, Sriracha Cream); Prime Rib (1885 Prime Rib Roast, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, Festivus Ale Au Jus); Slow-Roasted Turkey (Turkey, House Made Porter Honey Mustard, Cranberry Chutney, Rustic Rolls); Mushroom Gnocchi (Seasonal Local Mushrooms, Sage, Shaved Parmesan); Roasted Winter Vegetables (Seasonal Selection Of Root Vegetables, Hubbard And Butternut Squash, Balsamic Marinade), and a Cheese Platter (Mix Of Artisanal Cheese, Dried Fruits, Honeycomb, Wine Syrup ).
Finally, from 11:00 pm until 12:30 am, the Dessert Buffet will be open, offering: Porter Brownies (Homemade Chocolate Porter Brownie, Whiskey Whipped Cream, Fresh Mint); Banana Cream Pie Cups (Graham Cracker, Banana Pudding, Porter Whipped Cream); Wee Heavy Crispy Squares
(Rice Crispies, Orange Zest, Wee Heavy Ale Mallow), and a Fresh Fruit Display
(Selection Of Fresh Seasonal Fruits, Orange Liquor, Greek Yogurt).
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Tom Principato Band. A Falls Church native who has traveled the globe showcasing his talents for more than 25 years, Principato will perform three sets (approximately 45 minutes each) with his band, beginning at 9:00 pm. His sound has been described as a combination of rich blues and high-energy rock, helping earn him 22 “WAMMY” Awards from the Washington Area Music Association during his career and providing Mad Fox customers with an entertaining evening to celebrate the new year. Principato band members are Jay Turner (bass), Josh Howell (percussion/vocals/harmonica), Joe Wells (drums) and special guest Tommy Lepson (vocals/organ).
Tickets are $80 per person and do not include additional beverages. This year, for the first time, Mad Fox is using Eventbrite for tickets, which may be purchased here: http://madfoxNYE.eventbrite.com. All guests are required to have a ticket, including minors who are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Located in the heart of the City of Falls Church at 444 West Broad Street, Mad Fox brews all its British, Belgian and German style beers in-house on a 15-barrel Premier Stainless brewing system with 180-barrels of fermentation space. Under CEO and Master Brewer Bill Madden’s and Head Brewer Charlie Buettner’s leadership, Mad Fox has taken home numerous nationwide awards. This year alone, Mad Fox earned three “Best of 2014” honors by readers of Northern Virginia Magazine: Brewpub, Brewery and Craft Beer.