New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration in Duna Palota

Welcome the New Year in the style of the 19th century!

A rich program with 5-course dinner, wines, champagne, concert and dance show or folklore performance, salon reception and party, on a festive Gala Celebration in the historic Duna Palota in Pest city centre!

Date & Time: 31. December 2019., 18.30

Meeting time: 18.00/21.30

Prices: 179 EUR/person (see detailed description & dinner menu below). Dress Code: Suit & Tie



Description

Celebrate the New Year in style! Budapest shows its class on the 31st December with this unique program combination.

 

The event can be booked with a delicious 5 course gala dinner with a carefully selected menu for the occasion complete with matching wines and with vegetarian options (scroll down for the detailed menu).

 

Included Are in the Program

 

  • festive 5-course dinner with matching wines, followed by a
  • 90-minute gala performance then
  • a ballroom party with full open bar (sparkling wine, wines, beer, non-alcoholic drinks), and
  • midnight dinner as is traditional in Hungary

 

Location: Duna Palota, Zrínyi utca 5., Budapest 1051

 

a festively set dinner table in the Vigado hall

Date & Time: 31. December 2019., 18.30 (in case of the Folklore Show with Salon Reception & Open bar: 22.00)

 

Meeting Time & Place:

 

  • Gala Concert + Dinner: in the hall of Duna Palota/Danube Palace, Zrínyi u. 5, Budapest 1051, Meeting time: at 18.00 on 31. December 2019

 

Price:

 

  • Gala Concert with 5-course Dinner and wines & Party with Open Bar: 179 EUR/person

 

Included are:

 

Gala Concert With Dinner & Party:

 

  • 5-course dinner with wine selection, (vegetarian menu option),
  • Gala Concert

 

A 90-minute New Year’s Eve Gala Concert performed by

 

  • one of the most famous Hungarian symphonic orchestras,
  • professional ballet dancers,
  • operetta singers and
  • folk musicians.

 

The night is complete with a splendid standing reception in ballroom atmosphere for a multi-cultural audience. The reception includes open bar with unlimited drink consumption and traditional Hungarian New Year’s dinner.

 

Experience the class and magnitude of royal Hungary and have a New Year’s Eve for the ages!

 

Dress code: a suit & tie event!

 

TIP: Check out also our our NYE Cruise Party with Dinner on 31. December: festive 5-course dinner (3 options with unlimited drinks from the open bar, midnight dinner and party till you drop!

 

About the Venue – Duna Palota/Danube Palace

 

The program takes place in one of Downtown Budapest‘s most distinguished theatre buildings, the Danube Palace.

The former casino of Lipótváros was built between 1883 and 1885, in beautiful Neo-Baroque style by the plans of Vilmos Freund.

 

At that time it was known as the aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in terms of gambling.

 

Until the beginning of World War II the Palace served as the cultural hub of Budapest supported by several young artists such as

 

  • Bartók,
  • Kodály and
  • Dvorák who performed in its first class concert hall.

 

Program Option 01 (Gala Concert + Dinner & Party)

 

Check in from 18.00 – in the Hall of the Danube Palace

Welcome drink upon arrival

 

18:30 – 21.30 Gala Dinner

Five courses with wine pairings served at set tables.

 

18:30 – Gala Dinner

 

filling a glass with a red wine at the dinner tableDo not worry about table reservations for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a full service Gala Dinner in the beautiful ballroom of the Danube Palace!

 

The Gala Dinner features a 5 course meal, selected and prepared exclusively for this event.

 

On top of that, a different glass of premium wine is served for each course from a carefully selected assortment.

 

22:00 – The Gala Concert In the Theatre Hall

 

There is no better way to greet the coming year than listening to some great classical music from composers known worldwide in a prestigious environment.

 

  • The Budapest Gala Orchestra leads the grandiose concerto,
  • in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable.

 

khan khan dancers in red dress

The program includes operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre.

 

In addition, we took the opportunity to include some unique elements into the program:

 

  • well-known evergreens on a traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom, and
  • Hungarian folk song adaptation performed by talented gypsy band.

 

Detailed Program of the Gala Concert

Detailed Program of the Gala Concert

PART 1.

Franz Lehár: Eva-Walz (Ballet Ensemble)

Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (The Bat) – Champagne Song (Ballet Ensemble)

Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the Opera Hunyadi László (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – “Das ist die Lieb”

Johann Strauss (Sohn): Polka schnell: “Tritsch-Tratsch” (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – „Ganz ohne Weiber…” (Ballet Ensemble)

Jules Massenet: Thais – Meditation (Orchestra)

Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow – Grisette Song and Kan-Kan B(allet Ensemble)

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. (Orchestra)

Intermission

PART 2.

Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider – Palotás (Orchestra, Ballet Ensemble)

Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo – from the Opera Háry János (Orchestra)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – “Braunes Mädel von der Pussta” (Ballet Ensemble)

Vittorio Monti: Czardas (Gypsy Band)

Gustav Peter: Memory of Circus Renz (Gypsy Band)

Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The Nightingale (Gypsy Band)

Jenő Huszka: Elisabeth – “Délibábos Hortobágyon” (Ballet Ensemble)

Johann Strauss jr.: Long live the Magyar! Op. 332. (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – “Komm mit nach Varazdin”

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen– “Jajj mamam” (Ballet Ensemble)

 

00:00 – New Year’s Greeting

 

00:30 – Standing Reception and Party after Midnight

 

Clink glasses and celebrate after midnight on our standing reception!

Celebrate the New Year in ballroom atmosphere with friends, family, loved ones, or join the great multicultural crowd.

 

Let loose and dance the night away for tunes of the 90’s on a themed party after the midnight toast. The amazing atmosphere is guaranteed by a talented local DJ.

 

There will be no empty plate or glass on our all-inclusive standing reception.

 

Program Option 02 (Folklore + Dinner & Party)

Venue: Széchenyi Hall in the Danube Palace

 

18:30 – 21.30 Gala Dinner

Five courses with wine pairings served at set tables.

 

22:00 – Hungarian Folklore Show

 

A 90-minute dazzling performance featuring authentic Hungarian dances and music.

There is a 10-minute intermission between the the two parts.

 

Clink glasses with your family and friends to greet the New Year!

 

00.30 Standing Reception and Ballroom Party

 

Welcome 2019 on our standing reception in the grand ballroom of the Duna Palota! Midnight buffet dinner with drinks!

 

Have a terrific time and dance the night away for tunes of the 90’s provided by a talented local DJ.

There will be no empty plate or glass on our all-inclusive standing reception.

 

Program Option 03 (Folklore + Standing Reception & Party)

 

Venue: Elvira Hall in the Danube Palace

 

22:00 – Hungarian Folklore Show

A 90-minute dazzling performance featuring authentic Hungarian dances and music.

There is a 10-minute intermission between the the two parts.

 

00:00 – 00:30 – New Year’s Greeting

Clink glasses with your family and friends to greet the New Year!

 

The open bar offers

 

Sparkling wines:

  • Törley Gala Sec dry sparkling wine
  • Törley Charmant Doux sweet sparkling wine

Wines

  • Laposa Rizling: Badacsony Hill/Lake Balaton: Rhine riesling on volcanic soil. Fruity and slightly mineral with complex aroma, white fruits, vivid, long finish.
  • Konyári Rose: South Balaton: bursting with fruits: peach, red currant and raspberry aromas. Juicy and full of flavours with the spiciness added by Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
  • Heimann Kékfrankos from Szekszárd region: medium body with notes of cherry, red berries and spices.

Beers (draught and bottled)

  • Borsodi
  • Staropramen
  • Budapest beer
  • Stella Artois (non-alcoholic)

Fruit Juices (by Rauch)

  • orange, apple, peach

Carbonated soft drinks

  • Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Fanta Orange, Ginger, Tonic

Mineral Water

  • Nestlé Aquarel (sparkling, still)

Coffee, Tea

Everything that’s necessary for a great party!

The open bar features

,

  • multiple wine options
  • beers
  • soft drinks,
  • coffee, tea.

 

Everything that’s necessary for a great party!

 

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Menu:

 

Scroll down for Vegetarian Menu!

 

Welcome drink

 

  • Tropical punch and spicy muled wine

 

On the Table

  • Blue cheese butter, with chives and homemade bread

 

Cold appetizer:

 

  • Smoked salmon with orange fennel chutney – Wine pairing: Gere Frici Cuvée sparkling wine 2017

 

Soup

 

  • Saffron duck soup with sherry and truffled pancakes

 

Warm appetizer:

 

  • Grilled goose liver in homemade brioche with red onion jam and rucola salad – Wine: Sauska Furmint 2017 (Tokaj Wine Region: white fruits and flowers, with pleasant minerality and acidity)

 

Main course

 

  • Veal steak with duck liver, porchini sauce and french potatoe  – Wine: St. Andrea Pinot Noir 2016 (Eger Wine Region: a classic Pinot with red fruits and cinnamon spiciness)

 

Dessert

 

  • Baileys tiramisu with Madagascar cocoa – Wine: Oremus Tokaji Aszú – 3 puttonyos

 

Vegetarian Menu

 

On the Table

  • Blue cheese butter, with chives and homemade bread

 

Cold appetizer:

 

  • Smoked salmon with orange fennel chutney – Wine pairing: Gere Frici Cuvée sparkling wine 2017

 

Soup:

 

  • Honey-ginger chickpea cream soup

 

Warm appetizer:

 

  • Grilled scamorsa cheese in homemade brioche with red onion jam and rucola salad – Wine: Sauska Furmint 2017 (Tokaj Wine Region: white fruits and flowers, with pleasant minerality and acidity)

 

Main course:

 

  • Green herbs marinated eggplant tower in spicy tomato sauce – Wine: St. Andrea Pinot Noir 2016 (Eger Wine Region: a classic Pinot with red fruits and cinnamon spiciness)

 

Dessert:

 

  • Baileys tiramisu with Madagascar cocoa – Wine: Oremus Tokaji Aszú – 3 puttonyos

 

Party Starting with a Toast at 23.30:

 

  • Toasting with Hungaria Grande Cuvée dry champagne and Hungaria Irsai Olivér sweet champagne

 

Midnight menu:

 

  • Sour cabbage soup and homemade smoked sausage
  • Traditional lentils pottage with crispy roasted pork.

 

Drinks (Included in the price)

 

  • Wine selection: Laposa Riesling, Konyári Rose, Heimann Kékrankos
  • draught and bottled beers
  • Fruit juices (orange, peach and apple)
  • soda drinks
  • mineral water
  • coffee and tea

 

Drinks Not Incl. in the Price

 

Cocktails: 9 EUR/drink

  • Cuba Libre
  • Mojito
  • Pina Colada
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Gin Fizz
  • Vodka Fizz
  • Sex on the Beach

 

Various shot drinks, liqueurs (whiskey, rum, vodka, gin etc.): 6 – 20 EUR/drink

 

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