The Perfect New Year’s Eve Menu

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 17:07

A Preview of Chef Todd Allison’s NYE Dishes

by: Casey Pukl

With all of the holiday entertaining that everyone has been up to, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is cooking yet another spectacular meal to ring in the new year. Fortunately for all of us, San Diego’s local restaurants have stepped up to the plate to take the pressure off, and there are some really spectacular menus floating around. Down in our kitchen, Chef Todd Allison has put together a four-course menu that is sure to be something special. If you’re still thinking about what to do for New Year’s Eve, check out some of the dishes you can look forward to here at Anthology!

 Chef Todd’s full menu has at least two options for the first three courses, and then one spectacular dessert to finish. I had the pleasure of tasting some of the items on the menu, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Start off your meal with an Endive and Apple Salad topped with golden raisins, bleu cheese, and candied walnuts. This salad pairs perfectly with a glass of our house champagne, and is an excellent start to the meal. Not only are the flavors fresh and bold, but the dish is full of festive color. This dish really highlights Chef Todd’s use of farm fresh ingredients.

The second option for the first course is a Salsify Chowder with parsley and paddlefish caviar. This chowder is hard to resist, and is great for those chilly nights we’ve been having!

Second course options include a Pan Roasted Pork Belly or Grilled Baja Prawns. Both dishes pack a huge amount of flavor into each savory bite.

For your entrée, try the Pan Roasted Local Halibut served with baby fennel, chantrelle mushrooms, and an olive oil potato fork mash. Halibut is a white fish that is similar to flounder, and has a fabulous buttery quality that perfectly complements the clean, bold flavor of fennel. Other entrée options include a Garlic Crusted Filet Mignon or Leek and Spinach Ravioli.

Dive into Chef Todd’s decadent Dark Chocolate Molten Cake for dessert. This warm, gooey cake is topped with a toasted homemade marshmallow and served with a graham Cracker Semi Freddo. This dessert is rich, delicious, and the perfect way to ring in 2012!

Tickets to our New Year’s Eve event move very quickly, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible! Rock cover band, The Trip, will keep the dance floor moving, and Chef Allison will most certainly keep the food coming! You can purchase tickets and get more information at the link below!

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