SMALL BITES: A Noble New Year’s Eve at All Souls

NOBLE INTENTIONS: Revelers who opt for cider pairings with their prix fixe dinner at All Souls’ New Year’s Eve bash will get to take home the glass. Courtesy of Noble Cider

If artisan pizza and a glass of crisp, hard cider sound like a perfect combination, the Very Noble New Year’s celebration, a collaboration between All Souls Pizza and Noble Cider, may be the ideal way to ring in 2014. On New Year’s Eve, All Souls will feature a prix fixe menu with an optional Noble Cider pairing that offers tastings of several yet-to-be-released ciders. Midnight toasts will be done with Noble’s classic variety.

Revelers can expect to get a sneak peak at some flavors that won’t be available on tap or in bottles until mid-2014, including a hopped cider and one or two fruit-flavored varieties, as well as the winter seasonal, Figgy Pudding. “It’s made with fresh and dried figs and seasonal spices, with a nice brandylike flavor in the finish,” says Noble Cider staff member Joanna Baker.

“Noble is excited to partner on our first cider dinner with All Souls Pizza,” Baker says. “[All Souls Chef] David Bauer and his team truly believe in the local food and beverage community, and they’ve been great supporters of our product since they opened. It’s going to be a delicious evening.”

Dinner with a cider pairing is $50. Dinner-only is $35. Guests who opt for both the dinner and the cider pairing will receive a Noble Cider glass to take home as a memento. The event runs 5 p.m.-midnight and All Souls will stay open until 1 a.m. It will be closed on Jan. 1.

All Souls Pizza is at 175 Clingman Avenue. 254-0169 or


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