To ring in the new decade, sit yourself down for a locally inspired three-course dinner, smack dab in the center of downtown. The Pre-Party Prix Fixe menu at Taste begins with an amuse bouche, a Quillisascut chevre tart with pears and grilled treviso (a variety of radicchio). For the entrée, you'll sup on Cape Cleare Coho salmon, accompanied by semolina dumplings, yuzu butter, chanterelles, and mustard greens. Dessert is more tongue in cheek: a peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwich, with Concord grapes, candied bacon, and hot cocoa. Other multi-course, prix fixe New Year's Eve options include a range of featured dishes:, venison at Tilth, vegan fare at Plum, and foie gras at Matt's in the Market. Tonight's lobster dinner at Canlis is booked up, but there are spaces available at the other restaurants. Call SOON, if you want a seat.
1300 First Ave.
(Seattle Art Museum)
Call for reservations: 903-5291.