Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make It a Classy New Year's at Finn & Porter - Austin, Texas

Ring in 2014 at Finn & Porter With An Elegant Dinner on
New Year’s Eve

When New Year’s Eve calls for great taste and a touch of elegance, an evening at Finn & Porter is the place to be in Austin on December 31st. Chef Peter Maffei of Finn & Porter, located in the Hilton Austin downtown, has created a special four-course menu filled with the finest selections from land and sea.

The menu begins with a Chef’s Amuse, provides guest’s choice over the first three courses and ends with a Dessert Sampler (a trio of delectable sweets). Maffei’s menu includes popular dishes such as the Hot Mama sashimi, the Beet Salad with Wateroaks Farm goat cheese and a seven-ounce sirloin filet. The special dinner includes a champagne toast for $85 plus tax and gratuity. Full menu below.  Doors open at 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended by going online at finnandporter.com or by calling 512-682-2885.

Pre-Course Chef’s Amuse

First Course – choice of
Scallop Carpaccio with jalapeno, citrus, Yuzu vinaigrette

Hot Hama – Hamachi, Asian pears, Parmesan flake and shredded coconut with miso vinaigrette and habanero

Beef Cheek Ravioli with Little Neck clam ragout, root vegetable and arugula

Crab Cake with red pepper celery salad, Old Bay hollandaise

Second Course – choice of
Lobster Bisque of poached lobsters, sherry, crème fraiche

Beet Salad with Wateroak Farms goat cheese, pistachios, arugula, beet vinaigrette

Winter Green Salad – locally picked greens, dried cranberries, Shaft blue cheese smoked chestnut dressing

Third Course – choice of
Filet with spinach, chanterelle mushrooms, fingerling potato, foie gras and truffle demi

Glazed Richardson Farms Pork Belly with Asian pear and celery root puree, frisee, tatsoi salad pear vinaigrette

Hamachi with buttered soy broth, daikon, King Trumpet mushrooms, asparagus

Dewberry Farms Chicken with mushroom risotto, roasted heirloom carrots

Dessert Sampler: Peanut butter mousse, gingerbread crème brulee and hazelnut bread pudding

Chef’s Tastings & Daily Specials
Finn & Porter offers daily specials, and a sushi happy hour every Monday through Friday from 5 – 7 pm with special drink pricing and half off signature sushi and chef’s tastings. Half-priced bottles of wine on all bottles $100 or less is offered every Friday night.

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