by Ian Froeb
Many restaurants offer special prix-fixe dinners on New Year's Eve. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll try to pass along any information I receive/uncover. (Restaurateurs: Hint, hint.)
First up is ~scape (48 Maryland Plaza), where chef Eric Kelly has put together a four-course meal (plus passed hors d'oeuvres and a dessert table) with wine pairings. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and costs $95 per person. Call 314-361-7227 to make reservations or learn more info.
The night's menu after the jump...
Champagne Reception at 8:30 p.m.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne with Butler Passed Hors d' Oeuvres
Burata Cheese with osetra caviar
Santa Barbara Shrimp with Avocado Salsa
Parmesan Crisp with Goat Cheese Mousse
Steak Tartare with Shaved Parmesan
Gougere with Gruyere Cheese
First Course promptly at 9:30 p.m.
Pan Seared Foie Gras
butternut squash risotto with fresh thyme
Esperto Pinot Grigio 2007
White Truffle Tagliatelle
handcrafted pasta noodles with Italian white truffles and parmigiano-reggiano
Newton Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa 2005
Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib
crème fraiche potato puree, veal reduction and quail egg
Rombauer Zinfandel, St. Helena 2006
Pan Roasted Red Snapper
celery root-fuji apple puree with preserved lemon marinier
Rombauer Chardonnay, St. Helena 2007
Comte and Chocolate Chevre
currants and quince fruit
Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Gianduja chocolate-hazelnut tarts
Raspberry-Mango Mousse Parfaits
Handcrafted Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate-Raspberry Marjolaine Torte
paired with a variety of dessert wines with the assistance of our Sommelier