NYE on the upper west

For NYE, we decided to stay in and have a delicious meal cooked for us by our resident Top Chef, Ev. Rennie and Jim were sweet enough to host the event... and Ev whipped up a 5 course, decadent meal for us-- complete with wine pairings. My contribution (much smaller in comparison) consisted of table decor-- I created menus, place cards, and place mats, with a black and red theme. We all felt very fancy--- and were thrilled not to have to deal with the elements that night (the wind made it absolutely unbearable to be outside). Many thanks to Jim... who ended up on kitchen patrol of epic proportion.