It’s time to make reservations to ring in the New Year in luxurious Rancho Santa Fe style at the Rancho Valencia. This year, their restaurant presents New Year's Eve dinners with "an epicurean treat for the senses." Executive Chef Eric Bauer has planned a seven-course dinner to which only the full menu descriptions can do justice. But to give you an idea, one course is a Maine lobster velouté with lobster and truffle agnolotti, wild mushroom duxelles, and whipped crème fraîche. Each course is perfectly paired with a libation selected by sommelier Jason Knack, one of the highlights being a 1994 Vintage Fonesca Port. The evening begins at 9:00 pm on December 31, 2011. The cost is $195++ per person with wine pairings, $130++ per person without. Rancho Valencia is located at 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. For more details and to make reservations, call 858-759-6216.