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There are these triggers that set off imagery of a holiday season past. These can vary from delicious scents such as your favorite Christmas pie, the wafting trail of a roasting pheasant or the blast of fragrance from the tiny pine cone found on your tree as you begin dressing it for the season. There are musical triggers as well. Hearing the first Christmas tune when it actually becomes seasonal proper that lifts you with the spirit of the season can be powerful, as are the visualizations such as seeing the jolly man engaging a wide-eyed child filled with hope, and for us… a large platter of cocktail shrimp from TJ’s Seafood Market. There is also nothing more divine that a New Year’s platter or to from our favorite fishmonger. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
New Years Eve is definitely the spark that lights the path for the upcoming year and 2018 will definitely be one for the record book. Look for bright food trends and amazing new restaurants that will be serving more plant-based proteins, bold ethnic flavors and street food, greater emphasis on both children’s meals (definitely untapped in Dallas) and breakfast, under-utilized meats and vegetables, offal and of course the burger will take an even stronger hold on the city.
That said, let’s take a more traditional look on the big night which falls on a Sunday this year. Here are some of our favorite dining options for this New Years Eve. Make those reservations today! Continue reading
New Years Eve 2015 is so very close and the very best restaurants are filling quickly. We have it on good authority that one of Dallas’ best fine dining establishments has some openings. Abacus, owned by chef Kent Rathbun, has been one of our very favorite restaurants in the city. It opened 16 years ago and ages like a fine wine. Many of our very top chefs have worked at Abacus, and Rathbun himself comes with an amazing pedigree. You may also know him from his winning stint on Iron Chef where he slayed Bobby Flay in an Elk challenge.
It isn’t very often that you are able to get a sneak peek at a New Year’s dinner as we have for you today. Abacus invited us in to taste and give a foreshadowing of the many dishes that will be offered New Year’s Eve. What a joy this was as the food that the chefs have prepared for the big night are all simply amazing. Each course you will have a choice of offerings that range from Naked Cowboy oysters with a Cava Mignonette, Blood Orange, Creme Fraiche and Sturgeon Caviar, to a delicious Golden and Red Beet dish heavy on Jumbo Lump Crab, a Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche with Chicory and Chives.
Other fond selections include a Miso Butter Poached Main Lobster with a Shiitake Mushroom Dashi, Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Ramen Noodles, Edamame and a Farm Fresh Egg. Talk about a flavor bomb.
We recently told you our favorite good luck dishes from across the globe, and had a difficult time locating a proper Greek Vasilopita. After many more stones turned we finally found one. Actually, they are making this just for you, so take advantage!
Preston Hollow Ziziki’s is offering Vasilopita on its New Year’s Eve menu. This warm, rich, and buttery cake is the perfect ending to a great meal, and is a fun way to ring in the New Year. The Greek tradition dictates that you serve the cake to the youngest first, then the next to youngest, and so on, working up in age, and the person who finds a hidden coin or trinkets will have good luck for the year. Ziziki’s won’t be surprising you with any hidden objects baked inside the cake, but do hope that everyone who enjoys this fun tradition with us will find good fortune all year long. Continue reading
Still looking for NYE plans?? Celebrate at Nora Restaurant and Bar. There will be three seatings, the first at 5:30, then 7:30pm for a 3 course meal for $49 pp. Or come late for the 9:30pm 4 course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne for $75 per person.
Nora is this fantastic family run restaurant on Greenville Avenue serving up falvorful Afhgan cuisine, that is delicately spiced and always nice. The heated rooftop patio has a beautiful view and fireplaces, a nice romantic escape from the bustle on the streets below.
Have plans for New Years Eve yet? Let us help you a bit with some ideas from the people over at the Hilton Anatole. They have plenty going on all over the hotel that evening, and we can guide you through your decisions based on any budget.
There is a special dinner that is as inclusive as you wish. Enjoy the six-course dinner for $175 per person, or $260 with wine and champagne pairings. For $299 you will have all access to the hotel’s parties, including the paired dinner. Continue reading