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New Year’s Eve Dining in Orange County

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of Orange County’s most sought after dining destinations. Make your reservations today for an unforgettable evening.

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Anaheim White House
887 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA
714-772-1381
(reservations required)
www.anaheimwhitehouse.com

New Years Eve 4-course Prix-fixe
$85 pp, plus tax & gratuity
4 Dinner seatings – 4-4:30pm, 6-6:30pm, 8-8:30pm or 10:30-11pm
The last seating will include a champagne toast and countdown to midnight, with DJ music & dancing until 1:30AM.

Appetizer

Tempura Artichoke Hearts: Artichoke hearts fried in tempura butter topped with Burrata cheese and in Italian pesto and spiced aioli

Soup OR Salad

Chef Salad: Locally farmed greens with celery remoulade, Kalamata olives and carrots drizzled with a Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar

OR

Watercress Soup: Cream of watercress soup made with potatoes, onions and milk

Entrée

Filet & Lobster: Oven roasted filet mignon with an Italian Gorgonzola cheese sauce paired with Atlantic lobster tail in a Champagne sauce

OR

Prime Rib: all natural & hormone free Prime Rib, seasoned with onions, garlic and fresh herbs, oven roasted over rock salt with Au jus and horseradish cream

Dessert

Chocolate Illusion: Cylinder of chocolate made from praline & butter wafers with a pride cream

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XL NYE
Triangle Square
Costa Mesa, CA
idymg.com/xlnye or call (949) 722-7103

Tickets are now on sale for the most anticipated New Year’s Eve Event in Orange County, XL NYE. Newport Beach-based Identity Management has created the ultimate block party to ring in 2015 at The Triangle in Costa Mesa.

The New Year’s Eve extravaganza will be celebrated with different entertainment at each restaurant at The Triangle, including Black Knight Gastro Lounge, H20 Sushi & Izakaya, La Vida Cantina, Saddle Ranch, Sutra Nightclub, Tavern + Bowl and Yard House.

Among the festivities will be La Vida Cantina’s Dinner & Lounge, from 4 through 10 pm. La Vida Cantina’s regular menu will be offered, and after 10 pm, only patrons 21 and older will be served. La Vida Cantina’s XL NYE fiesta will take place in the dining room and the expansive patio with its oversized palapas and heaters. Live music, a DJ, drink specials, and a countdown to midnight will add to the fun.

The XL NYE festivities will be underway at Sutra from 9 pm until 2 am and feature a countdown spectacle with live entertainment, elaborate décor, roving entertainment, theatrics, party favors and more. Sutra will be transformed into a New Year’s Eve wonderland complete with a beautifully designed outdoor bar and lounge created just for the event. TREO and Steven Wright, as well as top local DJs, will entertain throughout the night, and tickets for plush VIP Lounge sections and Hosted Bar Lounges are available.

General admission tickets for Sutra start at $40, with Hosted Bar admission starts at $160. All tickets are final, prices will increase closer to the event, and no guest list will be made. Table Service will be reserved by credit card authorization at the time of reservation. All tables in Sutra will be available from $1,050 – $2,500, based on table location and four people per bottle. Access will also be granted into La Vida Cantina for all Sutra XL NYE guests.

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Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Bistro
Newport Beach, CA
949-720-1144
(reservations required)
www.newportdunes.com/back-bay-bistro

NYE Early Dinner
5pm- 7pm
$75 pp – 4-course prix-fixe

Starters

Amuse Bouche: Wild Mushroom Gougere

First Course (choice of)

Heirloom Tomato Bisque with cheese biscuit

OR

Main Lobster Bisque with cognac cream

Second Course (choice of)

Traditional Tenderloin of Beef Periquex

OR

Roasted Duck Breast with Winter Squash Gnocchi

OR

Pan Seared Lake Superior White Fish with a Chartelle & Tarragon Risotto, Butter Sauce

Dessert

Opera Cake with Expresso Sauce Coffee & Tea with a Macaroon

NYE Late Seating
8pm –midnight
$105 pp – 6-course prix-fixe
*Includes DJ entertainment, party favors & Champagne toast @ midnight

Starters
Amuse Bouche: Wild Mushroom Gougere

First Course (choice of)
Heirloom Tomato Bisque with cheese biscuit

OR

Main Lobster Bisque with cognac cream

Second Course
Pan Seared Lake Superior White Fish with Parsnip Puree, Apple, Fennel & Watercress

Main Course (choice of)
Traditional Tenderloin of Beef Periquex

OR

Duck Breast with Winter Squash Gnocchi and red currant sauce

OR

Roasted Venison Loin with Grand Veneur Sauce

Fourth Course

Winter Greens with Crumple Point Reyes Blue Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Dessert
Opera Cake with Expresso Sauce Coffee & Tea with a Macaroon

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Bistango
19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA
949-752-5222
(reservations recommended)
www.bistango.com

NYE Early Dinner
5pm- 7pm
$65 pp – 3-course prix-fixe

FIRST: (choose one)

· Duck Confit Risotto

· Sesame Seared Hamachi Sashimi

· Baby Organic Spring Mix

MAIN: (choose one)

· Veal Osso Bucco

· Jidori All Natural Chicken

· Filet Mignon

· Tamarind-Chile Glazed King Salmon

DESSERT: (choose one)

· White Chocolate Cheesecake

· Espresso Mousse

NYE Late Seating
9pm –10pm
$120 pp – 4-course prix-fixe

FIRST: (choose one)

· Duck Confit Risotto

· Beef Tartare

· Sesame Seared Hamachi Sashimi

SECOND: (choose one)

· Lobster Salad

· Beet Tartare

· Baby Organic Spring Mix

· Cream of Mushroom

MAIN: (choose one)

· Tamarind-Chile Glazed King Salmon

· Veal Osso Bucco

· Jidori All Natural Chicken

· Filet Mignon

· Baked Chilean Seabass

DESSERT: (choose one)

· White Chocolate Cheesecake

· Espresso Mousse

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BAYSIDE
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
949-721-1222
(reservations recommended)
www.baysiderestaurant.com

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION!
Regular Menu with Special Holiday Fare
5pm – 1 am
Live Entertainment (R&B, Jazz & Pop) by The KRAZE – 8pm -1pm
Reservations strongly suggested

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AnQi
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA
www.anqibistro.com
714.557.5679, extension 211
online at [email protected]

Once again, Elizabeth An and the House of An have created a unique, over-the-top New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2015. The party will start at 9 PM, when guests enter a festively decorated AnQi and enjoy an evening of unlimited Nicolas Feuillate Champagne and an endless selection of gourmet fusion tapas. There will be surprise live entertainment from American Idol and The Voice alumni and dramatic sets by American Idol winners of Season 8, Kris Allen and Season 12, Candice Glover (image attached). The all inclusive price is $234 per person. Adjacent to Bloomingdale’s, AnQi by Crustacean is located at the international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza.

Champagne sponsor Nicolas Feuillate will pour its award-winning brut champagne and also create a special champagne cocktail to commemorate the end-of-year bash. Guests will mingle and circulate in a cocktail party format, with a DJ and dancing all night long in addition to live entertainment.

A variety of AnQi’s most popular tapas will be served continuously throughout the evening from 9 PM to midnight. A sampling of the tastes include: coconut Pacific prawns rolled in fresh coconut, tempura battered, in tangy citrus ginger marmalade; crispy lobster dumplings with golden couscous and sweet chili honey; tuna tacos with yuzu-kosho, Hass avocado, macadamia nut, white truffle, black tobiko caviar; crab puffs of Dungeness crab meat wrapped in wonton shell, with peanut mustard sauce; mini lamb chop “lollipops” basted in yellow squash curry and sweet pepper teriyaki and House of An’s famous garlic noodles™, among other delectable bites.

For high rollers, there are special opportunities. Limited VIP seating may be reserved in advance for ten banquette booths, which seat six, and are available for $1,000 per booth which includes bottle service. Additional bottles may be ordered for $295 and up. Two super exclusive private dining possibilities are the Chef’s Table, where up to 15 guests will enjoy a gourmet three course dinner with butler service, followed by front row seating for the show with bottle service. The cost for the Chef’s Table is $5,000. The Q Lounge, with its own full bar, may also be reserved for dinner for up to 30 guests. The $12,000 price tag includes a two hour hosted premium bar and two front-row VIP banquettes for the show. For VIP dinner packages, dinner service will conclude by 9 PM so guests should plan reservations accordingly, starting at 6 PM.

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Pinot Provence
686 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.444.5900

Pinot Provence invites patrons to gather with loved ones and celebrate the last meal of the year with a four-course festive menu. Whether celebrating with a special someone, friends or family, Pinot Provence is the perfect way to ring in the New Year before embarking on New Year’s resolutions.

MENU: First
(choice of)
Lobster Bisque
Chive Espuma, American Caviar
Little Gem Lettuce
Bacon, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Crème Fraîche Dressing
Roasted Asparagus
Mâche, Farm Egg, Crispy Onions, Hazelnuts, Béarnaise

Second
(choice of)
Smoked Salmon
Rye Bread, Horseradish Dill Crème Fraîche, American Caviar
Tuna Tartare
Haricot Vert, Quail Egg, Ginger, Charred Green-Onion Aioli
Manila Clams
Fennel, Saffron, Bouillabaisse Jus
Steak Tartare
Pimento Peppers, Dijon Mustard, Poached Egg, Crispy Baguette,

Main
(choice of)
Roasted Scottish Salmon
Frisée, Haricots Verts, Saffron Emulsion, Parsley Gremolata
Sautéed Diver Scallops
Kabocha Squash, Roasted Apples, Lemon Brown Butter Emulsion
Grilled Filet Mignon and Braised Beef Short Rib Duo
Hen of the Woods, Horseradish Beef Jus
Roasted Lamb
Roasted Eggplant, Baby Zucchini, Harissa, Eggplant Purée, Lamb Jus

Dessert
(choice of)

Budino
Coffee Pudding, Malt Crumble, Caramelized Banana, Cocoa Nib Waves
Meyer Lemon Sphere
Sesame Feuilletine, Kishu Tangerine Consommé, Meringue, Pomegranate

PRICE: $65 for 3 courses, $78 for 4 courses

WHEN: New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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SOCIAL Costa Mesa
512 West 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.642.2425

Executive Chef Jeffrey Boullt has planned a prix-fixe five-course tasting menu with dishes like Raviolo (fromage blanc, white truffle, and horseradish), 48-hour Short Rib (fingerling potato, Holland sprouts, cognac, roasted shallot demi), and a chocolate tasting for dessert. Each guest will receive a bottle of champagne with their reservation.

The restaurant will open at 7pm, and dinner seating is at 8pm, with live entertainment all evening. The five-course tasting menu and a bottle of champagne is $85 per person.

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Red Bar and Lounge
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA
888.230.4452

Reservations are encouraged for New Year’s Eve, especially for large groups, but walk-ins are welcome.

For small groups up to 6 people: Booth reservations include personal table service for the evening, along with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a bottle of Kettle One. (Cost is $250, excluding tax and gratuities.)

For larger groups up to 12 people: Booth reservations include two personal servers for the evening, two bottles of Veuve Clicquot and two bottles of Kettle One. (Cost is $500, excluding tax and gratuities.)

A late night menu will be available all evening at Red Bar, offering a variety of light nourishing bites.

It’s sleek, modern, bold and worthy of a night out, with artisan crafted cocktails, fine local and international brews, and a tempting menu of tasty bites. Mingle with fun-minded locals and fellow guests during themed happy hours or late night. Ample lounge areas and possibilities for good times are wide open.

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Eats Kitchen
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA
(949) 225-6780
opentable.com or visit eatskitchen.com.

Dine at Eats for a memorable New Year’s Eve Dinner experience. Chef Jason Montelibano will prepare a four-course prix fixe feast. Each meal will be accompanied by a celebratory glass of champagne.

Two available seating options:

Seating One: 7:30 p.m. at $60 per person

Seating Two: 9:30 p.m. at $75 per person

Menu:

Starter: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

First Course: Waldorf Salad or Lobster Bisque

Second Course: Squid Ink Pasta or Braised Beef Cheeks

Third Course: Dry-Aged Rib Eye or Baja Brown Grouper

Dessert: Pink Champagne

Price excludes tax and gratuities.

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Oak Grill
Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760 – 4920 or www.opentable.com

Dine at Oak Grill for a memorable New Year’s Eve Dinner experience. Chef Marc Johnson will prepare a prix fixe feast. Each meal will be accompanied by a choice of cocktail or a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Two available seatings:

Seating One: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., $100 per person

Seating Two: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. $150 per person

Menu:

First Course: Shared Frutti de Mare Platter with Lobster, Prawns, Oysters, Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade

Second Course: Potato Leek Soup or Baby Field Greens Salad

Third Course: Wagyu Braised Short Rib, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass or Roasted Duck Breast

Dessert: Pink Champagne Cake with Champagne Cream and Chocolate Fudge Sauce.

New Year’s Day Brunch at Oak Grill

End the holiday season on a high note by dining at Oak Grill for brunch on New Year’s Day. Select from an array of plated brunch items, including signature selections such as chilaquiles, eggs benedict, Belgium waffle or cinnamon roll French toast. Items range in price. A children’s menu is available.

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Tamarind of London
7862 East Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 715-8338

Tol New year Menu

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NEW YEAR”S DAY

Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Bistro
Newport Beach, CA
949-720-1144
(reservations required)
www.newportdunes.com/back-bay-bistro

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet
10am – 3pm

Adults $44 (includes endless Champagne or Mimosas), $40 w/out Champagne
Children 10 and under $16

Light Start

· Build your own Farm to Table salad
· Composed Seasonal Salads & Fresh Fruit
· Soup Du Jour
· Assorted Pastries & Mini Belgian Waffles
· Eggs Benedict
· Country Sausage & Smoked Bacon

Chef Stations

· Certified New York Steak carved to order
· Omelets & Pancakes cooked to order

Seafood Display

· Smoked Salmon
· Gravlax
· Pastrami Salmon
· Shrimp
· Chilled King Crab Legs
· Oysters in a Half Shell

Land & Sea Offerings

· Chef’s Weekly Featured Preparations of fresh seasonal fish, poultry & meat entrees

Sweet Treats

· Chocolate Fountain
· Assorted Mini Desserts & Confectionaries

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