Many Eugene restaurants are open for New Year’s Eve, and several have special menus. I’m posting (with slight edits for formatting) two special New Year’s Eve menus that have appeared on Facebook, one from Red Agave and one from Osteria Sfizio. Do call for reservations, especially if you’re planning to go to the opera and need early seating at Red Agave.
What else is cooking for New Year’s Eve, Eugene?
Red Agave New Year’s Eve Menu
Four-course menu with a glass of bubbly for $55 per person, three servings: 5-5:30 p.m., 7-7:30 p.m., 9-9:30 p.m. Reservations 541-683-2206.
Oriol Rossell, Cava Rose Brut, Penedes, Spain: a fantastic, delicately fruited sparkling wine
Crab Salpicon & Mushroom Ragout Sopes: dungeness crab salsa & fresh mushroom ragout in corn masa baskets with ancho oil
(vegetarian option: mushroom ragout sopes only)
Truffled Sunchoke Soup: a rich, root-based soup with smoked paprika & shaved black truffles
Yacon Salad: a crisp, bright Peruvian root, diced & tossed with mixed greens, candied hazelnuts, iberico ham & a chimayo chile vinaigrette
(choice of the following)
Pan-Seared Ahi served with a habanero-nopale salsa, pineapple-guajillo pepper sauce & green rice
Braised Short-Ribs with bordelaise sauce, sautéed greens, truffled polenta cake & cilantro oil
Corn Masa Crepes (vegetarian option) filled with winter squash, wild mushrooms, cypress grove goat cheese & truffled polenta & served with baby greens
Osteria Sfizio’s New Year’s Eve Menu
Chef’s Tasting menu, $75 per person plus optional wine pairing, $35 per person. Three seatings: 5-5:30 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m., 9:30-10 p.m. Reservations (541) 302-3000.
CROSTINI & BURRATA
OYSTER CRUDO WITH GRAPEFRUIT AND JUNIPER GRANITA
POTATO CHIP WITH TSAR NICOULAI CAVIARE & CRÈME FRAICHE
Treviosol Prosecco NV -$10
SPAGHETTINI WITH MAINE LOBSTER, TOMATO, CREAM & WHITE WINE
Vietti Arneis Roero 2012 -$12
GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN WRAPPED IN HOUSE-CURED PANCETTA WITH NOUVO OLIVE OIL MASHED POTATOES, OREGON TRUFFLE BUTTER & NEBBIOLO DEMI-GLACE
Corsini Barolo Bussia 2007 -$14
SAFFRON & VANILLA SEMIFREDDO WITH ALMOND COOKIES
Maculan Dindarello 2009 -$8