Gather friends and family to ring in the New Year with a memorable dinner at A Restaurant, Orange County’s most historic and popular modern American restaurant. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, A will offer two dining options; the regular menu will be available from 5 to 7 p.m., and a second seating beginning at 9 p.m. will have a five course prix fixe menu for $125, which includes entertainment by a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
The prix fixe menu will begin with Lobster and Caviar (Maine lobster, fennel, blood orange, white sturgeon caviar and avocado); a second course of Black Truffle Gnocchi (ricotta and truffle gnocchi, rapini, hedgehogs, parmesan fondue and a 62° egg); followed by a salad course of Baked Ricotta and Fuyu Persimmon (Pink Lady apple, pomegranate, butter lettuce, nasturtium leaves and a medjool date vinaigrette.)
Guests have a choice of three entrees, including Milk Fed Veal Chop (leek bread pudding, chantarelles, sweet vermouth cream, celeriac and red pearl onions); Roasted Loup de Mer (European sea bass with cauliflower steak, capers, Meyer lemon, sunchoke puree, brussels, and Parisian potatoes); or Private Reserve Wagyu Strip Loin (with potato and kohlrabi galette, shimeji mushrooms, fresh wasabi root, bone marrow espuma and “A” steak sauce. Dessert is a Deconstructed Rocky Road (chocolate malt ice cream, chewy caramel, marshmallow and peanut butter powder.)
To accompany dinner, A offers the expertise of four sommeliers to help select from a recently expanded wine list. The restaurant also features a new menu of signature cocktails and an array of craft beer.
A Restaurant is located at 3334 W Coast Hwy., just south of Newport Blvd., in Newport Beach.
For reservations or more information, please call 949.650.6505 or visit A Restaurant.