December 21 2016
nye roundup: our guide for the procastinator
Uccellino (10349 Jasper Avenue, 780-426-0346, http://www.uccellino.ca) offers their regular menu as well as a festive tasting menu and wine pairing for NYE.
Enjoy four courses with wine at Cavern (10169 104 Street, 780-455-1336, http://thecavern.ca). There are a few spots left for both seatings, 5pm and 9pm. For resos, call 780-455-1336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marc (9940 106 Street, 780-429-2828 http://www.themarc.ca/) offers a three-course menu and they have a few tables left. Call 780-429-2828 to book. They are closed December 24-26 and January 1.
Nineteen (http://dinenineteen.com) offers an early seating at 4pm $59/pp two courses and lounge only after 10pm, with a happy hour menu and $8 glass of Prosecco glasses until close. There may be some resos avail for dinner in between. Call Terwillegar 780-395-1119 or St. Albert, 780-569-1819, to book any December 31 festivities.
the okanagan for the holidays
Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek offers a three-course dinner for $39/pp. Sounds delish: spiced pumpkin soup with fennel pollen, followed by a duo of turkey – roast breast and a confit leg croquette with crab apple compote, brown butter potatoes, Brussels sprouts and gravy. For dessert? Plum frangipani tart. Wine pairings $30/pp.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Miradoro with a special menu starting with oysters and Stoneboat Brut. Say cheers with bubbles at midnight and dance your way into 2017 with the live DJ. Tickets, $95/pp with wine pairings, call 250-498-3742 to book.
wine for the holidays
We can’t talk NYE without talking Champagne. A delish bottle to bring in 2017 is Taittinger Nocturne, $70ish. Taittinger’s Mikael Falkman describes Nocturne as late night Champagne—it has a bit more sweetness, still elegant, and richer flavours, perfect for later in the evening. At better wine shops.