A Special New Year's Eve Dinner Menu

Staff Writer
A Special New Year's Eve Dinner Menu
Veal Chop
Quentin Bacon

Veal Chop

From caviar and Champagne, to puffy gougères and dense chocolate cakes, New Year’s Eve is the last no-holds-barred holiday of the year and there is no reason why you should not indulge. Take inspiration from these recipes when planning the menu for your New Year’s party.

Whether you’re hosting 30 people for cocktails and Champagne, or are cozying up with your significant other in front of the fire, we have one dish — or more — that can be perfect for your event.

 

Over Cocktails:

Sugar and Spice Nuts

From The Daily Meal

A simple snack to have in bowls for guests to nibble on, and perfect to serve with Champagne. Not a fan of nuts? Potato chips are another wonderful Champagne pairing

 

Oysters Rockefeller Soup

From The Daily Meal

A classic holiday appetizer is turned into a delicious warm soup.

 

Cucumber-Caviar Cups

From The Daily Meal

What would New Year’s be without caviar?

 

Gargantuan Gougères

The Daily Meal

Another holiday favorite that is perfect to serve with champagne. Try adding fresh herbs to the pâte á choux before baking for a green-flecked puff.

 

 

For Dinner:

Poisson À L’Huile (Salmon with Sauternes and Olive Oil)

From The Daily Meal

A simple salmon preparation that calls for Sauternes, a special French dessert wine.

 

Roasted Veal Chop with Artichokes and Black Trumpet Ragout

From The Daily Meal

A flavorful dish from renowned chef Laurent Tourondel that pairs well with sweet potatoes.

 

Caviar Sturgeon Burger with Caviar Crème Fraîche

From The Daily Meal

A decadent burger that is perfect to serve on New Year’s.

 

Venison Bolognese Pappardelle with Kale and Vermont Shepherd Cheese

From The Daily Meal

The classic Italian dish is updated with hearty venison, earthy kale, and a flavorful New England cheese.

 

 

Accompaniments:

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Cider-Sage Sauce

From The Daily Meal

Hearty enough to stand alone as a main dish for a vegetarian, these tender sweet potato gnocchi would pair well with the roast veal chop.

 

Simple Salad with Mandarin and Pomegranate

Green salads don’t have to be boring in the winter. Toss greens with your favorite vinaigrette, then top with drained canned mandarin orange segments and pomegranate seeds. Serve with blue cheese and toasted pine nuts on the side for extra flavor.

 

Roast Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts with Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar

From The Daily Meal

This simple yet festive winter vegetable dish is a favorite of Ben Pollinger, Executive Chef at Oceana in New York City.

 

Beet and Blood Orange Salad with Mint

From The Daily Meal

A colorful vegetable side dish that is packed with flavor.

 

 

To Ring in the New Year:

Along with your favorite dessert, serve port and stilton — and Champagne — for a special treat at the end of the old year.

 

Sticky Toffee Pudding

From The Daily Meal

A sticky-sweet treat, served warm, that gets drizzled with a warm, boozy sauce before serving.

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Walnuts

From The Daily Meal

A decadent chocolate cake, full of rich, fudgy chocolate flavor — all it needs is a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and a couple of red berries for a garnish.

 

Homemade Ice Cream

From The Daily Meal

A simple dessert that is so much better made from scratch. Serve with warm chocolate sauce and hot caramel, and a fleck of edible gold for a special New Year's treat.