Osteria Nino celebrates its first New Year’s Eve at Burlington’s 3rd Ave with a unique five course prix-fixe menu designed by executive chef Walace Benica. Benica blends signature Italian style with fresh local flavors from land and sea, beginning the meal with Wood Baked Scallops paired with prosciutto, arugula, and balsamic. Following the scallops are a Fish Croquette of haddock and potato and a traditional, comforting Minestrone soup. The entrée, a classic Braised Lamb Shank, has a twist in the form of a polenta accompaniment. A Warm Chocolate Cake with vanilla gelato provides a sweet ending to a satisfying meal. And don’t forget to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine from Osteria Nino’s extensive all-Italian wine list.
Burlington’s Tuscan Kitchen is the perfect place to get the party started on New Year’s Eve, serving a special menu after 4:00 p.m. A fresh-shucked Wellfleet oyster bar is sure to be a hit, with a variety of different toppings including Osetra Caviar, Sea Urchin Vinaigrette, and Prosecco Granita. Entrees include a Baked Stuffed Lobster with ciabatta bread stuffing and a Pan-Roasted Veal Chop with black truffle pappardelle. Finish on a high note with dessert: Semifreddo with pistachio, vanilla, and cherry frozen custard. To join Tuscan Kitchen for this special evening, call 781.229.0300 or visit tuscanbrands.com/Kitchen/Burlington/event/new-years-eve-dinner/.
In addition to their extensive à la carte dinner menu, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Lynnfield will serve an exciting four course prix-fixe menu specially crafted by executive chef Danny Levesque. Revelers will enjoy a Forrest Mushroom Truffle Soup, Jonah Crab Ravioli, and a choice of entrées: Slow-Braised Veal Osso Busso paired with a saffron risotto, or fresh Atlantic Salmon and Georges Bank Sea Scallop, prepared with lentils, baby spinach, and orange butter. A festive Strawberry Champagne Cake with sparkling sorbet is the perfect finishing touch.
Reservations are required in advance, so be sure to contact Davio’s at 781.944.4810
Andolini’s Italian Restaurant
Celebrate all night long at Andolini’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Andover; granted extended hours by the town of Andover, Andolini’s will keep the party going with music until 1:30 a.m. The Matt Mahoney Three Piece Band is on deck to perform live Jazz standards, classic Rock, and top 40 until 11:30 p.m.; a complimentary champagne toast and dance music will close out the night.
Highlights from the evening’s special menu include Sirloin Steak Tartare, Lobster Tortellini, Pine Roasted Swordfish, a Pan-Seared Salmon with asparagus and lemon-herb vinaigrette, and a Peach Champagne Cheesecake with raspberry sorbet.
To see the full menu and to make a reservation, visit www.andolinisrestaurant.com/nye2016/.
Guests at Gloucester’s Latitude 43 will give back on December 31st; ticket sales from the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza will support the Gloucester Education Foundation. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. and rocking well into the night, the event will feature live music from Barrence Whitfield and from the Grits & Groceries Orchestra, a complimentary signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, and a classic champagne toast at midnight.
The restaurant will offer its regular menu throughout the evening until the party begins, plus a few irresistible New Year’s Eve specials including a Lobster Bisque, local Pan Seared Halibut, Espresso Rubbed Filet, and a Winter Citrus Panna Cotta.
For dinner reservations, contact the restaurant at tickets to the Extravaganza, visit lat43.ticketleap.com/nye/.