Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve Plans

It would seem natural that New Years Eve would find me at a certain restaurant, however with it being one of the busiest nights of the year I usually spend the evening at home, or ferrying the kids to and from parties. Or there were a few years where I took the kids skiing in Colorado, Sevy had the house to himself. That stopped after I came home to find two dining room chairs in splinters after a late night card tournament he hosted.

But this year I'm going down to the restaurant and enjoying a great meal with friends to celebrate the end of 2008 and cheer in good times for 2009. We have two delicious fixed-price menus, the three course menu is $39.95 and is available to those who are seated by 6:30 or earlier. Or, you can dine from the four course menu all evening, it has more selections in each category and is $64.95 - and it includes a complimentary champagne toast for those who last until the ball drops in Times Square. I'll post the full menu, maybe you'll decide to come to eat as well. 8201 Preston Road (Preston @ Sherry Lane), (214) 265-7389 for reservations.

First Course
Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Crostini
Second Course
Choice of:
Fresh Baby Greens with Hearts of Palm, Warm Mozzarella Croutons and Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
Crispy Calamari Rings with Zesty Cocktail and Tartar Sauce
Our "Award Winning" Caesar Salad (the "Works" if you wish)
"Chunky" Lobster Bisque, Creme Fraiche and Fresh Tarragon
Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula and Balsamic Fig Reduction
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Dilled Green Beans, Remolade and Cocktail Sauces
Kobe Beef Skewers, Soy Ginger Glaze, Shiitake Mushroom and Vegetable Stir Fry
Truffled Duck Confit over Mascarpone, Crispy Polenta and Blackberry Thyme Sauce

Third Course
Choice of:
Seared Snapper Fillet a la "Lobster Oscar", Fresh Asparagus, Maine Lobster, Hollandaise Sauce and Creamy Orzo Pasta
Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Tarragon Linguini, Roasted Red Pepper Butter and Tiny Green Beans
Marinated Quail, Creamy Jalapeno Grits, Chipotle Raspberry Sauce and Grilled Corn Pico
Beef Tenderloin Filet, Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Tomato Gratinee, Cabernet Sauce, with Crispy Black Pepper Onions
Herbed Lamb Chops with Creamy Roasted Garlic Polenta, Minted Zinfandel Sauce, and Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Relish
Sea Bass Fillet, Artichoke Whipped Potatoes, Lemon Caper Butter, Smoked Salmon Salad
Dry Aged New York Strip, Grilled Vegetables, "Loaded" Stuffed Potato and Bearnaise Sauce
Fresh Steamed Whole Maine Lobster, 2# Lobster with Fresh Asparagus, Angel Hair Pasta, Drawn Butter and Lemon
Half Maine Lobster and Half Beef Tenderloin, The Best of Both Worlds!

Fourth Course
Choice of:
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Hazelnuts
Fresh Berries with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream (Fresh Berries also available simply plain)
Warm Chocolate Almond Chocolate Torte with White Chocolate Ice Cream
Three Citrus Pie and Fresh Berry Puree
Crispy Apple Pecan Chimichanga with Cinnamon Ice Cream

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