NEW YEAR’S EVE

We will be offering a 5-course menu that includes:

Champagne and Golden Osetra caviar service with traditional garnishes for each guest.

Fresh house-made pasta with fresh Italian white truffles shaved tableside.

The Appetizer and Main course will be chosen by each guest from a varied selection of classic River Café menu items

The dessert course will be a tasting Trio of selected desserts

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Lester Lanin five-piece for music and dancing

We will be taking reservations between 8:00pm – 9:00pm and guests will have their table for the entire evening. Pre-purchased tickets for this dinner will be $725.00 per person plus 20% administrative fee and applicable sales tax not including beverages.

MENU

Champagne and Caviar Service

Golden Osetra Caviar,
classic garniture,
tiny corn blinis, toast points
Gonet – Medeville Brut Champagne

White Truffles

buffalo mozzarella filled tortelloni,
delicata squash purée,
fresh Italian white truffles from Emilia Romagna shaved tableside

APPETIZER

choice of

Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gelée,
traditional garnish, toast points

Wild Shrimp
Pacific blue shrimp, King crab,
white asparagus spears, citrus Maltaise sauce

Bay Scallops
sautéed Nantucket Bay scallops, Maine uni emulsion,
cauliflower purée, fresh Perigord black truffle

Hot Foie Gras
sauteéd duck foie gras, poached quince brûlée,
pistachio pain perdu, quince vinegar reduction

Foie Gras Terrine
Hudson Valley foie gras, Mission fig and Banyuls wine jam,
toasted hazelnuts, golden brioche

Pear Salad
warm poached Anjou pear, Di Palo burrata, white balsamic vinaigrette,
baby romaine, curly frisée, crisp pork guanciale, sourdough crisps

Oysters
East Coast Beau Soleil and West Coast Shigoku oysters
chilled on the half shell with Champagne cucumber mignonette

Octopus
Portuguese octopus a la plancha, black garlic,
basil emulsion, zucchini, crisp potato

MAIN COURSE

choice of

Lamb
pan roasted Colorado rack of lamb, merguez sausage, “stuffed” baby eggplant,
English pea purée, natural lamb reduction

Beef
Char grilled Niman Ranch strip steak,
red wine braised prime beef short rib and marrow, smoked shallot Béarnaise

Lobster
poached Nova Scotia lobster tail, lobster cake,
creamed spinach and swiss chard, sweet and sour butternut squash, Ver Jus sauce

Filet Mignon Wellington
individually prepared with Hudson Valley foie gras,
mushroom duxelles, crisp pastry crust, Pinot Noir sauce

Duck
Crescent Farms duck breast, spiced cider crust, confit risotto cake,
pomegranate gastrique, foie gras sauce, brussel sprout leaves

Dover Sole
winter black truffle brown butter,
sunchoke, Romanesco cauliflower

Dessert Trio

wild huckleberry and almond financier
miniature chocolate Marquise Brooklyn Bridge, chestnut cream
coffee ice cream pop, white chocolate coverture, candied fresh coconut

handmade chocolates and confections

December 31, 2022