Emporio’s New Years Eve 2010 Prix Fixe Menu: Felice Anno Nuovo!

New Years Eve in NYC: the cause of 67% of all migraine cases and stress-related illnesses in the city. Ok, perhaps I made up those numbers, but it is one of those nights that makes my head spin. So many choices, so many different people to please  – why can't we all just get along for the sake of holiday merriment?? Because we still have to manage to be trendy too, and that ruins everything.

I'll give you one good option if you're in the mood for a low-key, yet festive Italian kind of night: Emporio's New Year's Eve prix-fixe menu (below). From the press release:

For $85 per person, youโ€™ll feast on 3 courses with mouthwatering choices like warm Maine lobster salad with preserved truffle & cauliflower emulsion, or seared venison medallions with mashed winter vegetables, roasted chestnuts & glazed baby
vegetables.  All meals are served with complementary wood-fired
pizzette and focaccia bread, and for the romantics, a selection of east and west coast oysters will be available a la carte.

New Yearโ€™s Eve 2010

Prix fixe menu $85 per person

Selection of east and west coast oysters available a la carte and complementary wood-fired pizzette and focaccia bread

Antipasti
choice of one
Warm Maine lobster salad, preserved truffle & cauliflower emulsion,  purple basil & sunchoke salad
 
Kabocha squash sformato, light Taleggio cheese fondue, roasted mushrooms & Brussels sprout leaves
 
Modenese style pork cotechino sausage with beluga lentil ragรบ
 
Hamachi tuna crudo with shaved fennel and navel orange salad

& aceto tradizionale Villa Manodori

Secondi
choice of one
Seared venison medallions with mashed winter vegetables,
roasted chestnuts & glazed baby vegetables
 
East Coast halibut steak with melted leeks
and roasted tomato & cured olive salad
 
Robiola la Tur cheese-filled agnolotti pasta with roasted eggplant, tomato & fresh oregano

Deboned free range Cornish hen with confit leg and truffle jus

Dessert
choice of one
Espresso and Sambuca parfait with whipped cream
and shortbread cookies
 
Torta della nonna with pastry cream, pine nuts and crema gelato

Spicy chocolate ganache tart with caramel sauce

and vanilla whipped cream

As they say in Italian – Felice Anno Nuovo! (I think) 

Emporio

231 Mott Street (btwn Prince and Spring St)


(212) 966-1234

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