Should you still be at a loose end for new years eve in SLC 2014, don’t fret, there are plenty of delicious options on hand.
At the popular 9th and 9th farm-to-table restaurant choose from items such as Frog Legs with parsley and garlic, black cod and house sauerkraut, trumpet mushrooms, butternut, hazelnut or the house “Cronut” with apple jam and peanut. $70 + tax & 20% Gratuity (wine pairings priced separately). View full menu here.
878 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
On New Year’s Eve, Bambara will be open for breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be serving Chef Powers’ dinner menu and decadent specials from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Special course offerings include short ribs with dungeness crab and truffles; oysters with champagne mignonette; blood orange salad; and buckwheat blinis with caviar. Specials are priced a la carte.
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Oasis Cafe will greet revelers this New Year’s Eve with a special four-course prix fixe menu from 5 p.m. Mirroring Chef de Cuisine Efren Benites’ creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, the New Year’s Eve menu has something for everyone. Cost is $37 not including suggested wine pairings, tax or gratuity.
151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Similar to the New Years Eve festivities at Times Square in New York City, Spaniards flock to the Puerta Del Sol in Madrid to celebrate the coming year. As part of their Nochevieja (Old Night) celebrations, it has long been a custom to eat 12 grapes as the clock strikes the first 12 chimes of the New Year. To honor this tradition, Finca have created a 6-course grape tasting/tapa menu. Each course is paired with a grape based libation to simulate the 12 grapes. Salud!
For $45 + tax + 20% gratuity enjoy dishes like pickled grape, cesar Del Toro cheese, Serrano ham and also chilled oysters with champagne grape granite. View the full menu here.
1291 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
On New Year’s Eve, a decadent four-course menu of Kemp’s playful mix of traditional and new American favorites will be served from 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person not including suggested wine pairings, tax or gratuity.
“I’m so excited about my first holiday season at Faustina,” said Joe Kemp, chef de cuisine. “I’m keeping guest favorites on the menus but also mixing it up a bit with some of my personal favorites and traditions”. Highlighted dishes include Lobster Mascarpone Ravioli with lobster saffron cream, tomato fennel drizzle and Roasted Rack of Lamb with roasted garlic potato puree, squash ratatouille, rosemary demi.
454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Caffe Niche will be hosting a special five-course New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Executive Chef Ethan Lappé’s creative and healthy creations. Dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. will include an amuse bouche, soup or salad option, and a choice of three for each appetizer, main and dessert courses. The cost is $50, not including tax or gratuity. Wine pairings will be hand selected and are available at an additional cost.
Starting with an amuse bouche, diners will move onto soup or salad selection of fennel and citrus salad, lobster bisque or Moroccan carrot soup. Appetizer choices include roasted organic beets, scallops or local Kurobuta pork belly. Entrees of coffee rubbed buffalo short ribs, wild day boat direct shipped fish and house made tortellini are capped off with a choice of desserts from Caffe Niche’s new pastry chef, including orange Gran Marnier tart, five spice panna cotta and black and blue cheesecake. View full menu here.
“We always work closely with our local farms and ranches to bring the freshest, healthiest meal possible to our guests,” said Executive Chef Ethan Lappé. “We are excited to celebrate with our diners during the holidays.”
779 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano
Enjoy the full ala carte menu at Ogden’s Rovali’s this NYE – in addition to live entertainment from Ginger Bess Simon. Two unforgettable shows will run 5.30 to 7.00pm and 8.00pm to 9.00pm. Prices are $10 per person with purchase of drink and one entree.
174 25th Street Ogden, Utah 84401
350 Main Brasserie is serving a four-course prix fixe menu of delicious contemporary American-, Asian- and Italian-inspired dishes for $125. Start by choosing between a salad of roasted young beets with red sorel and pistachio chevre in a pomegranate reduction, or a roasted corn puree with lobster, shiso and coconut liquor. Then taste a second course of artisan cheeses, prawn cocktail, or venison carpaccio, before moving onto a delectable main course featuring braised barbecue pork osso bucco, five-spiced salmon, cowboy ribeye, and butternut squash ravioli. Lobster tail can be added to any entrée for an additional $25. For dessert, top things off with a blueberry streusel with champagne sorbet, or molten chocolate cake with carmel hazelnut praline and fresh crème.
350 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
Park City’s Italian favorite will be serving its regular menu on Christmas and New Year’s as well as a variety of specials. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended. Also, on New Year’s Eve, head downstairs to the nightclub after dinner for Cisero’s annual New Years Eve party, this year featuring a Roaring Twenties theme. Tickets cost $50, and VIP tables are available. Flapper attire is absolutely encouraged. To make a reservation or learn more, call the restaurant at 435-649-5044.
306 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
This Park City staple is offering a pair of prix fixe menus for the holidays. For New Year’s Eve, ($55.75) enjoy hearts of romaine Caesar salad or wild rice and mushroom soup, Striploin of Rosemary crusted certified Angus beef and cold-water lobster tail with Horseradish potatoes and herb roasted tomatoes. Then finish your final dinner of the year with Grub Steak’s chocolate lava cake, served with Haagen Daaz vanilla ice cream. Their full dining menu will also be available.
2093 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT 84060
The Waldorf Astoria at Canyons Resort in Park City is hosting a slew of holiday events this month. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu that features crispy calamari salad, surf-and-turf and a collection of decadent desserts. The dinner, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m., costs $130 per person, and a children’s menu is available.
After dinner, head to the Waldorf’s New Year’s Eve Celebration and exclusive after-party, which includes live entertainment, an open bar, hors d’oeures, a champagne toast, and a balloon-drop at midnight. Patrons must be 21 years old or older. The event runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets cost $150 per person for the after party, or $250 for both dinner and the after-party.
2100 Frostwood Dr, Park City, UT 84098
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