Aurea (San Francisco, CA) | To close out 2011 and ring in the New Year, Aurea will offer a sumptuous prix fixe six-course dinner menu for $85 from 5pm to 10pm on New Year’s Eve, as well as a live performance from the rock band, No Vacancy in the lounge. After the ball drops, guests have the option of moving to the lounge for an “afterglow” event to enjoy music and some irresistible nibbles.
On the first day of the New Year, Aurea will kick off with a celebratory a-la-carte brunch featuring a “Make Your Own Bloody Mary” station, freshly-popped popcorn and feel-good comfort food dishes like their renowned Lemon Soufflé Pancake and Spicy Salmon Hash. To book, click here.
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar (Sonoma, CA) | NYE Dinner will be offered in Carneros during normal business hours. 5:30-10:00 PM. They will be offering a 5 course prix fixe menu for $95.00 per person. They will also be offering a limited dinner menu a la carte. This menu will be a shortened version of our current dinner menu. Reservations are highly recommended.
They will have a live band playing in the Gallery from 9:00 PM-1:00 AM to bring in the new year. Rhonda Bennin (pronounced Beneen) will be playing in a quartet. Her style of music is a blend of Jazz, Blues and Rock. It should be a fun and lively show.
eVe (Berkeley, CA) | For $80 a person, eVe will be featuring a five course prix fixe menu for the evening. The menu available will be:
- Amuse – Octopus, Uni, Coconut, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime
- First Course - Egg Yolk Ravioli, Celery Root, Black Truffle, Goat Ricotta
- Second Course – Monkfish, Squid Ink, Leeks, Meyer Lemon
- Main Course – Duck, Salsify, Honey, Turnips, Sunchokes
- Dessert – Chocolate, Olive Oil, Green Olives, Tamarind
E&O Trading Co. (San Francisco, CA) The restaurant will be open as usual but will be adding a few delicious a la carte menu items including:
- Wood fired oysters with thai spiced butter
- Spicy curry cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab
- Braised hot and sour pork belly
- Warm chocolate cake with gooey salted caramel center, black and white ice cream
FIVE (Berkeley, CA)| FIVE is serving a deluxe five course menu, along with a complimentary champagne toast in the historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza to ring in 2012. Choose your dish for each course’s offering. See the abbreviated $65 menu below and the full version with descriptions here .
- 1st Course – Marin Myagi Oysters or Roasted Beetroot
- 2nd Course – Pork Belly Confit or Dayboat Scallop
- 3rd Course – “Naked” Ravioli or Creamy Lobster Risotto
- 4th Course – Whole Wheat Papardelle or Grilled New York Steak or Halibut
- 5th Course – Brown Butter Financier | Meyer Lemon Trifle
Grand Cafe (San Francisco, CA) | Want to dress to impress? Blow your date away? Eat like a King? Your wish is Grand Cafe’s command- Come celebrate with the Grand Cafe on NYE! ONLY $65 dollars! Tasting Menu with wine pairings, $99. With their divine first and second course choices, you can’t go wrong selecting your last indulgence of 2011! Their exceptional champagne “float” will really make you jump into the New Year on the right foot.
Harry Denton’s Starlight Room (San Francisco, CA) | Dress to impress, get your party shoes on and head over to Harry Denton’s Starlight Room as we kick off the New Year in style! If you have yet to experience a New Year’s on the 21st floor, make those reservations fast, because the best seats in the house are filling up! For only $200, join us for the Grand Buffet Menu served from 8pm to 9:45pm, then stay the whole night, or for just $100 join us for dancing with tunes from Fred Ross at 10pm. Either way, you’re going to have an unforgettable evening!
Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen (San Francisco, CA) | New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to translate to “breaking the bank” each year. Come on over to Jasper’s Corner Tap& Kitchen and we’ll hook you up with $5 Velvet 75’s and $5 Champagne Cocktails! For those of you with the late-night munchies…specials from the kitchen will be available to satisfy your midnight palate until 1 am. Join us for a causal neighborhood evening. No cover, no minimums, no five-course meals, just delicious food, mind-blowing cocktails and lively company to ring in 2012. Although the rumor is you will have to wear a party hat!
Lafitte (San Francisco, CA) | Russell Jackson is offering a decadent five-course menu priced at $99 per person for New Year’s Eve (please see attached). He will also be open for cocktails and nibbles from 3-8pm, serving a happy hour for guests looking to pre-drink and snack before going out on the town. The night will include an Absinthe and Champagne flight for guests to enjoy.
On New Year’s Day, Russell will be serving a hangover a la cart menu as well as a Bloody Mary Bar. The menu includes the perfect hangover food such as:
Hangover Menu – New Year’s Day
- Bacon Stew
- Duck Stew
- Beef Stew
- Pot au Feu
- Grande Aioli/ Seafood Platter- Grand Aioli: Crab, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Oysters, Potatoes, Root Vegetables, Poached Eggs
- Kobe Butter Burger on Brioche Roll
- with Foie Gras, Duck Egg and Bacon Chile..
- Elvis Lives
- Parsnip-Celery Root Quiche
Level III (San Francisco, CA) | Chef Ben Mattman will be preparing a three course prix fixe menu for $55 and $75 with wine pairings. The guest has the option for an appetizer of Ahi Tuna Poke or Endive and Fuji Apple Salad or Thai Spiced Dungeness Crab Bisque. For the main course, guests are offered either a Roast Local Lamb Rack, Grilled Filet Minon, Pan Seared King Salmon, or Butternut Squash Ravioli. For the final course guests may choose from a dessert sampler or California Artisan Cheese selection.
Postrio (San Francisco, CA) | Postrio is hosting a night like no other in San Francisco – an all-inclusive dinner AND party that will keep you celebrating until the ball drops at midnight – for only $99 a person! In addition to a luxurious five course dinner, enjoy a live DJ, champagne toasts, SVEDKA cocktails and special surprises all evening. Here’s the menu:
Salad (choice of)
Prosciutto & Apple | arugula, balsamic glaze, smoked almonds
Smoked Salmon | potato cake, pickled onion, cucumber, capers, crème fraîche
Mushroom Soup | sunchokes, hazelnuts, chervil
Entrée (choice of)
Salmon | maitake mushroom, bacon vin, spinach puree, corn
NY Strip Loin | squash, pimenton potato, trumpet mushroom, chimichurri
Lamb Sirloin | panisse, eggplant, asparagus, rye jus
Ratatouille Tart | squash, tomato, goat cheese, spinach, onion, basil
Dessert | Chocolate Grand Marnier Cake
Perbacco (San Francisco, CA) | Enjoy the traditional Perbacco menu as it is open for business as usual.