233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
This New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles’ modern Cantonese favorite Hakkasan Beverly Hills will ring in 2015 with exclusive prix-fixe menus by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon. Exquisite wine pairings, pre-selected through a dedicated tasting session by the talented Hakkasan wine team, will also be available and can be added to either menu throughout the evening. Additionally, upon arrival each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne provided by Perrier-Jouët.
To start the evening, the 5:30 p.m. seating features a $78 prix fixe menubeginning with the Hakka steamed dim sum platter, featuring har gau, scallop shumai, Chinese chive dumplings and black pepper duck dumplings; Salt and pepper squid; and Crispy duck saladwith pomelo, pine nuts and shallots. A selection of main entrees will follow, including the Crispy chicken in lemon sauce and Stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot, among others. To top off the meal, Hakkasan will offer a chocolate tasting - showcasing a variety of chocolate mousses, white chocolate and passion fruit parfait and black sesame crémeux with yuzu ice cream. For seatings beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the $138 menu will consist of highlights such as Crispy fried scallop plated with banana and fresh fruits, Braised Chilean seabass, Grilled Waygu beef and Sitr-fry lobster with sugar snaps in XO sauce.
The restaurant is now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Seatings are available at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.Menus are prix-fixe, not inclusive of tax and gratuities. For more information on how to experience Hakkasan’s New Year’s Eve dining offerings, please visit www.hakkasan.com, email[email protected] or call +1 (310) 888-8661.
8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA
On New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, December 31, 2014) from 6pm – 2am, FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place invites Angelenos to celebrate with an evening of French Riviera fare. From a casual à la carte menu to lively cocktail party, guests are welcome to indulge in the following dining options:
À la carte menu served until 9pm
White & Gold four-course prix-fixe dinner ($150*) starting at 9pm
White & Gold cocktail party with drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres ($100*) from 9pm to 12am.
The White & Gold four-course prix-fixe dinner features the following dishes:
Pata Negra 5j & Manchego Emulsion – Jamon Iberico 5J, caramelized peach, micro arugula, and Manchego foam with Pedro Ximenez emulsion
Grilled Maine Lobster – artichoke tapenade, puff pastry, and smoked pimenton olive oil
Seared Scallops & Chanterelle – mushroom tapenade, confit pearl onion, and Porcini oil
Roasted Butternut Squash Cappuccino – Jamon Iberico 5J with Ricotta and fig jam crostini
Truffle Risotto – Arborio rice, Cremini and Black Trumpet mushroom, scallion, parmesan, parsley, and white truffle olive oil
Chilean Sea Bass – charmoula, cumin, and celery root purée emulsion
Roasted Lamb Rack – Herbs de Provence, goat cheese gnocchi, and sautéed wild mushroom
Grilled Filet Mignon – fig chutney, sautéed Black Trumpet, and Gratin Dauphinois
Valrhona Chocolate Brownie – milk chocolate, mascarpone mousse, and chocolate raspberry glaze
FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place will be dressed up in stunning décor and a lively ambiance of soulful Jazz-inspired music by St. Tropez‘s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan will fill the room. Revelers will also receive party favors to prepare for the countdown and balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. Bottle service will be available starting at $105*, offering a selection of champagne and spirits such as Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, and Belvedere.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (New Years’ Eve)
À la carte menu will be available from 6pm – 9pm
Four-course prix-fixe dinner will be available from 9pm – 12am
The White & Gold cocktail party will take place from 9pm – 2am
Four-course prix-fixe dinner menu (served with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne) is $150* per person
White & Gold cocktail party (including drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres is $100* per person
Bottle service begins at $105*
*excluding tax and gratuity
9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
RivaBella¹s first seating will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. with a selection from the regular menu. The second seating will be available at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m., and 10:30 p.m., which includes a preset menu, champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ for $125. The menu will feature an appetizer, which includes Cauliflower Soup with quail egg, pine nuts brittle, and black truffle; or Langoustine Crudo with hibiscus, basil seeds, stracciatella, and shrimp chips. The pasta course will include Semolina Gnocchi with oxtail ragu, crispy sweetbreads, and black currant preserve; or Risotto ³Cacio E Pepe² with king crab, and saffron aioli. The last course will offer Wood Burning Oven Baked Dover Sole with fingerling potato, black trumpet, truffle hollandaise, and pickled radicchio; or Guinea Hen Rollata with crispy potato, black lentils, and smoked sweet 100 tomatoes.
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 91108
One of the most beautiful spots in the State is right in our backyard, at the Huntington Gardens & Library. It’s got a fabulous (and wet!) kids area, beautiful gardens for strolling through, a tasty tea house, an world class art collection – in short, it’s a perfect place to spend the day exploring with kids. It’s also not cheap, something parents (with little ones who may tantrum and have to leave at any second) often steer clear of. However, every first Thursday, the Garden is free – you just have to request a ticket in advance. And today’s the day that you can reserve your tickets for February’s free day.