FoodWire: New Year's Eve at ~scape

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...

- Ian Froeb

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


Pasta Course

White Truffle Tagliatelle

handcrafted pasta noodles with Italian white truffles and parmigiano-reggiano

Newton Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa 2005


Entrée Course

Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib

crème fraiche potato puree, veal reduction and quail egg

Rombauer Zinfandel, St. Helena 2006

or

Pan Roasted Red Snapper

celery root-fuji apple puree with preserved lemon marinier

Rombauer Chardonnay, St. Helena 2007


Cheese Course

Comte and Chocolate Chevre

currants and quince fruit

Pedro Ximenez Sherry


Patisserie Table

Gianduja chocolate-hazelnut tarts

Raspberry-Mango Mousse Parfaits

Handcrafted Chocolate Truffles

Opera Torte

Chocolate-Raspberry Marjolaine Torte

paired with a variety of dessert wines with the assistance of our Sommelier

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