For those of you who want to do it up this New Year's Eve and also want to score reservations before the last minute, the>"/>
For those of you who want to do it up this New Year's Eve and also want to score reservations before the last minute, the press releases for New Year?s Eve dinners continue to roll in. See this postfor last week?s list, which includes Canlis, Qube, and Rover's.
The Barking Frog in Woodinville is doing five courses, plus oysters and champagne, for $110 (plus tax and tip), or $160 for food plus wine pairings. Here?s one course: turbot with Pernod and fennel, beluga lentils, and lemon beurre blanc.
Barolo Restaurant is whipping up four courses? worth of New Year?s festivities. The prices of the prix-fixe menu vary with the entree chosen, ranging from scallops ($65) to lobster with risotto ($85) -- plus wine, tax, and tip, of course.
The BluWater Bistros (three in Seattle, one in Kirkland) and Belltown Bistro are offering perhaps the most affordable New Year?s Eve dinner on offer, at $39.95 (plus wine, tax, & tip). It?ll include filet mignon surf-and-turf, a chocolate ganache torte, and party favors. No, not those party favors. The South Lake Union location promises a great view of the midnight fireworks.
Cafe Amore in Belltown is hosting a New Year?s Eve Masquerade Ball. Eighty dollars (plus tax, tip, and booze) gets you a four-course meal centering around stuffed king crab legs or Misty Isle filet mignon, as well as a champagne split, a mask, burlesque performances, and a rockabilly band.
Earth & Ocean at the W is offering a three-course dinner. Sample items: foie gras torchon with grapefruit salad, pork tenderloin with farmer's cheese. If you want to make a whole night of it, the W Hotel is offering a package for $425 that includes party treats.
Joule is serving a four-course blowout, which -- shock and awe here -- is quite reasonably priced at $48 (plus tax and tip, includes champagne toast); it includes dishes like agnolotti with truffled house-made ricotta and potato-bacon cream and Kobe flat-iron steak with pickled mustard seeds and sweet miso Bordelaise sauce.
At Portage in Queen Anne, Chef Vuong Loc is serving a $55 four-course dinner (plus tax and tip, includes champagne toast), and if you'd like wine pairing you can tack that on for $25. Entrees include diver scallops with truffled cauliflower risotto and a strip loin with root-veg gratin.
Veil is doing a three-course dinner for $55 that takes you from beet and white asparagus salad (among other choices) to salted peanut-butter ice cream. Tack on another $45 per person and you can score yourself a glass of champagne as well as six oysters and some osetra caviar.