New Year's Eve Dinner
I've been calling around and thought I'd give you the heads up if you were looking for a place in/around Westwood. Napa Valley Grille is offering a three-course dinner menu, champagne toasts, and jazz band for Monday. Items to choose from include Lobster Soup, Seared Foie Gras, Ahi and Persimmon Carpaccio, Spiced Pecan Rack of Lamb, Sauteed John Dory, Cabernet Braised Beef Shortribs, Horseradish Crusted Chilean Seabass, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Spiced Apple Papillote. Mmmm! I've eaten here several times and have enjoyed the food, wine, and ambience. I'm sure the New Year's menu will be just as wonderful.
2 New Year's suggestions ....
Angeli on Melrose is having a one seating tapas feast, served family style at long tables for $25 per person plus liquor. I think it's at 7:30.
Catalina Bar & Grill on Cahuenga has Jane Monheit and her band with dinner for $125 per head. She sings classics by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and Jobim. As for the food, it says on the cover of the menu "Nothing but the best in jazz." A glass of champagne is included as well.