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End 2017 off right with these Milwaukee New Year’s Eve dinners

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Each Friday at 8 am on 88Nine, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture. ‘This Bites’ is sponsored by Society Insurance.

On this week’s show, we talked about four places to get a special New Year’s Eve dinner We also discussed craving Totino’s Pizza Rolls and cold cereal.

If you are a chef or a restaurant and have an announcement or an event, please send any information or press release to thisbites@radiomilwaukee.org.

New Year’s Eve at Braise

Braise is offering a 3-course and 4-course dinner on Jan. 31. The 3-course cost $45 and $60 with wine pairings.  The 4-course costs $60 and $80 with wine pairings. Check out the menu below.  Each course has a vegetarian option.

COURSE 1
Braised Pork Belly
Black Pepper-Asiago Polenta, Sweet Corn Relish, & Sorghum
or
Grilled Maitake Mushrooms
Radish Top Pistou & Popped Hominy

COURSE 2
Smoked Marrow Bone
Mirepoix Salad, Caramelized Onion Jam & Shaved Truffle
or
Honey Roasted Golden Beets
Apple Braised Cabbage, Speck, Citrus Creme Fraiche & Pistachio

COURSE 3
Grilled Hanger Steak
Tallow Fried Potatoes, Shiitake Ragout & Red Wine Demi Glace
or
Seared Rainbow Trout
Saffron-Poached Prawns, Roasted Rutabaga, Cured Olive, & Charred Lemon
or
Heirloom Carrot Agnolotti
Truffled Bechemela, Pea Shoots, Rosemary Oil, & Chevre

COURSE 4
Chocolate Praline Mousse Cake
Goat’s Milk Caramel & Hazelnut
or
Cranberry Custard Tart
White Chocolate & Brandied Cherries

Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve at the Ambassador Hotel

Travel back to 1920’s with the Ambassador Hotel’s New Year’s Eve dinner and party. In partnership with Wisconsin Foodie and Edible Milwaukee, the Ambassador presents “A Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve”. Enjoy an evening of dancing, gaming, great food, cocktails and celebrating the new year at the Ambassador.

our ticket includes:

Food Stations and passed hors d’oeuvres from 8p-midnight
Beer, Wine & Soda Included in per person price from 8p-midnight
One signature pre-prohibition cocktail per person
Gaming in the “Speakeasy” with a Chromecast enabled 43″ LED HDTV grand prize for the “winner”
Live Music b “The Southport Sound”, an 11 piece big band, with dancing from 8p-midnight
Midnight Balloon Drop and champagne toast
Dessert and coffee in Deco Cafe from midnight to 1 am
1920’s attire encouraged
Cash bar available

The Ambassador Hotel is also offering an overnight package including:

Admission for two to the Roaring 20’s NYE Party
Overnight Stay
Champagne & Favors in guest room upon arrival
New Year’s Day Brunch for two
Complimentary Overnight Parking
Complimentary Local Shuttle Service
Add Second Night’s Stay {Monday} for $19.28 (1928 = the year the hotel opened)

New Year’s Eve at Tre Rivali

Tre Rivali, located inside the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, will be offering a 4-course Prix Fixe Menu on New Year’s Eve for $95. Beverages are not included.  Here is the menu.

Includes:
• Complimentary CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
• AMUSE BOUCHE
• 4 COURSE DINNER (STARTER, PASTA, ENTRÉE, DESSERT)

STARTER (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Lobster Bisque: scallop mousse crostini, fennel, crème fraiche
  • Heritage Pork Terrine: pistachios, brandied cherries, brioche, cornichons, mustard
  • Maple Roasted Squash Salad: brussels, dried cranberries, marcona almonds, apples, goat cheese

PASTA (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Fettuccini: mussels, shallots, pernod, fennel, saffron butter, chili flake
  • Mascarpone Cheese Ravioli: black truffle cream sauce, wild mushrooms, pecorino romano
  • Pappardelle: veal ragout, tomato, Calabrian chili, basil, ricotta, parmesan cheese

ENTRÉE (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Wood Grilled Filet of Beef: roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brussels-pancetta-onions, balsamic rosemary jus
  • Wood Oven Roasted Barramundi: Tuscan white beans, blue crab, citrus butter, preserved lemons
  • Moroccan Braised Lamb Shoulder: creamy parmesan polenta, apricot lamb jus, crispy onions
  • Butternut Squash & Chickpea Ragout: yellow curry, tomato, mint yogurt, cashews, pickled vegetable slaw

DESSERT (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Almond Butter Cake: poached pears, rum caramel sauce, diplomat cream, candied almonds
  • Dark Chocolate Torte: warm chocolate sauce, pistachio ice cream, pistachio bark
  • Vanilla Bean Budino: fig jam, orange whipped cream, espresso cookies