Great Gatsby Soiree At Healdsburg’s Madrona Manor

In a nod to its rich history and to celebrate the reprise of the classic American tale, Madrona Manor invites guests to travel back in time to The Jazz Age at its first ever “Great Gatsby Soiree” on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00-5:00pm. While film buffs and culture hounds alike eagerly await the release of Baz Luhrmann’s exciting cinematic version of The Great Gatsby (opening May 10) they can revel at this elegant Victorian mansion, which has played host to more than a few such parties. Madrona Manor will fete the film’s release with a ’20s-style lawn party replete with Gatsby-inspired food and drink, accompanied by swinging live music for guests to dance their best version of the Shimmy, Charleston or Black Bottom.

Eat & Drink

Executive Chef Jesse Mallgren has created a special menu of appetizers for the event, which are directly inspired by passages from The Great Gatsby:

At his parties, Gatsby served spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.

  • Crispy local oyster wrapped in spiced ham
  • Waldorf salad – celery root, roasted grapes, black walnuts, buttermilk
  • Suckling pig “pork pie”

A succulent hash arrived and Mr. Wolfshiem, forgetting the more sentimental atmosphere of the old Metropole, began to eat with ferocious delicacy.

  • Lobster hash – cured egg, dry farmed potato chips, caviar

Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table with a plate of cold fried chicken between them and two bottles of ale.

  • Cold fried chicken – goat milk biscuits, dark ale mayonnaise

Dessert and two varieties of vintage cocktails will be served; cash bar available for beer, wine and other beverages.

Tickets

Event: Madrona Manor’s “Great Gatsby Soiree”

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Madrona Manor

1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Tickets: $65/person online at www.gatsbyatmadrona.eventbrite.com; includes food, two varieties of vintage cocktails, live music, games

Attire: 1920s-era fashions

Stay Overnight

To mark the 1925 publication year of The Great Gatsby, guests will receive a come-back voucher for 25% off their room bill during a subsequent Sunday-Thursday stay (valid May 6-Dec. 31 2013, subject to availability; blackout dates apply). Party-goers who wish to stay at Madrona Manor the night of this event (Sunday, May 5) will receive a special package rate of $350, which includes deluxe Sunday-night accommodations, two tickets to The Great Gatsby Soiree and buffet breakfast. Book by calling (800) 258-4003.

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1001 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448; (800) 258-4003; www.madronamanor.com.