NYE in Chicago: Girl & the Goat, Avec & Leopold


Girl & the Goat wants you to party with them this NYE. Stephanie Izard’s mega-hot restaurant is offering up an all-inclusive night of cocktails, champagne, tasty grub, and dancing (a DJ will be on hand to get you out on the dance floor – though the free flowing booze should help as well) for a little over $225 $205. Tickets for the event, which will run from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., are available for purchase here.

Avec will host a special 4-course family-style prix fixe menu from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m for $60 (there is also an optional beverage pairing for $30, as well as a supplementary menu of Shigoku oysters with American sturgeon caviar for $35). The menu will feature an antipasto of dates, bruschetta and crostini, Provencal Fishermen’s Stew, Moroccan style wood oven roasted pork shoulder, and Cassata (Sicilian style ricotta and dried fruit cake). Call 312-377-2002 for reservations.

Leopold will offer a $75, 3-course Prix Fixe (see below), including Champagne toast. Reservations are available from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

First, Beet Consomme, lobster salad, caviar or Woodland Mushroom Salad, vidalia onions, truffle dressing. Second, Butter-Poached Prawns, chicory, grapes, almond-foie gras sauce or Spiced Venison Loin, vegetable en croute, veal syrup. Third, Vanilla Creme Brulee, fruit compote or Chocolate Tart, olive oil, sea salt. Guests can add fresh oysters or steak tartare for $15 as a supplement to their meal.


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