Holiday specials: New Year’s Eve dinner at Aubergine

Have you made your plans for sending off 2011 yet? The big night is approaching, and reservations are going fast at most local restaurants. If you’re willing to spend some extra pennies, chefs Cogley and Mendoza have not one, but two elegant and delicious dinners available for New Year’s Eve revelers at Aubergine in Carmel.

A four-course prix fixe dinner–with two choices for each course–is available for $105 per person (with optional wine pairings for $95 per person). The four-course dinner gets the first seating of the night, from 5:30 to 6:30.

If you’re looking to take it up a notch, there’s a six-course dinner with a champagne toast that’s available for $290 per person. The six-course dinner gets the second seating, available from 8:30 until close.

For reservations, call Aubergine at 831-624-8578, and take a peek at both menus here, or below the fold.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Aubergine

First seating menu ($105 per person, with optional wine pairings for $95 per person):
First course, choice of:
Winter radishes, smoked sable mousse, miso

Diver scallop, meyer lemon, chrysanthemum, puffed rice

Second course, choice of:
Steamed John Dory, apple, black trumpets, parsley

Dungeness crab, mustard, fennel cream

Third course, choice of:
Lobster, brown butter, cranberry, brussel sprouts

Dry- aged ribeye, bone marrow, pearl onions, arugula

Dessert, choice of:
Citrus: Creamy, Crispy, Spongy, Frozen

Chocolate mousse cake, praline,banana

Second seating menu ($290 per person, including champagne toast):

Purple potatoes, razor clams, pickled sea lettuce

Foie gras, ‘chaud-froid’, quince, almond

Lobster, brown butter, cranberry, brussel sprouts

Broken Arrow Ranch venison, gingerbread, foie gras, black truffle

Hand selected Andante Chesses

Chocolate creameux, pineapple, pink peppercorn

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