New Year’s Eve 2012: The Cocoanut Grove at Lucques
Each year we chose a theme for our New Year’s Eve celebration and dinner. We’ve can-canned at our own Moulin Rouge and had a few too many bellinis at Lucques’ version of Harry’s Bar but this year we’ll be staying a little closer to home. We’ll travel in time a bit but keep it right here in Los Angeles.
To close out 2012 we’ll be going back to the heyday of the Cocoanut Grove at the historic Ambassador Hotel. As always there will be themed decor and costumed staff. We may even add some live music. It’s Suzanne’s menu that’s the real star, though. She and chef de cuisine Javier found a stash of old Cocoanut Grove menus for inspiration and the result is both very Lucques and classic old school Californian all at once.
If you’re joining us for the second seating there will be streamers, noise makers, party hats and a champagne toast for everyone. Per person menu and pricing are below. We hope to see you.
FIRST SEATING $110
SECOND SEATING $150
FIVE COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU
potoato blini with crème fraîche and caviar
duck liver rumaki
deviled egg with celery and anchovy
california seafood cocktail supreme with
shrimp, crab, squid, avocado and cilantro
fillet of rex sole poached in butter
with celery root and white grapes
grilled veal chop with creamed spinach,
chanterelles, sherry and black truffle butter
ambassador ice cream cake with chocolate sauce
a supplemental wine pairing will be available for $50