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So, what is your meal on this New Year's Eve?

calf Dec 30, 2012 07:09 PM

Do tell!

As for myself, I don't know yet. Family is away, and popular restaurants will be packed, maybe less accommodating for single diners. I'll figure something out.

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    MrGrumpy RE: calf Dec 30, 2012 07:18 PM

    I bought some epoisses and fourme from Murray's Cheese for tomorrow night.

    1. ttoommyy RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 04:31 AM

      Just broiled chicken thighs, potatoes and a salad for dinner at 6ish. Later in the night we are having focaccia, hot sopresatta, mortadella, grilled scamorza and olives, all from Eataly. And of course some bubbly!

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        Bkeats RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 06:48 AM

        Same thing every year. Caviar and champagne. Once a year, every year.

        1. princeofpork3 RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 09:01 AM

          starting off with a variety of cheeses, Istara, Humbolt Fog, Mimmiolette, mixed nuts, olives, vegetable crudite.
          Then many cocktails, pomegranite martinis, shots of tequila, Gin and Tonics and some beers.
          Then pulling out the lasagna, few pounds of fried chicken cutlets, garlic bread, roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, grilled endive and crumbled blue cheese salad.
          No desert as I feel like that just kills the mood and signals the end of a party. Will be about 10 of us.

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            thedryer RE: princeofpork3 Dec 31, 2012 02:59 PM

            I drooled reading your reply, please tell me what time to be there! Sounds so good, enjoy your evening! Happy New Year!

          2. TeRReT RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 09:05 AM

            after a lot of beer, some sort of 51% rice drink that wasn't sake, excess sake and a number of sloe gin and tonics, pretty traditional for the area, had nabe and now am having soba, but its already past new years for me

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: TeRReT Dec 31, 2012 09:09 AM

              Your meal is full of drinks. :)

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                TeRReT RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 31, 2012 09:11 AM

                and they were all delicious :P though i am considering seconds of soba

            2. Chemicalkinetics RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 09:06 AM

              Congee (grounded beef) -- bought it from local Chinatown yesterday. :P

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                TeRReT RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 31, 2012 09:14 AM

                i might need congee tomorrow :P

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                skywaters RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 09:11 AM

                Roast beef, roasted potatoes/yams/carrots, tossed salad, leftover chocolate from Christmas, sparkling juice because my husband has to work at midnight and I have to work at 6 am tomorrow. :-\

                1. iluvcookies RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 09:41 AM

                  DH and I will be having a nice appetizing/antipasto spread mostly from Zabar's... Nothing like novy and bagels to ring in the new year!

                  1. loratliff RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 10:00 AM

                    Lotsa cheese from Murray's and a few bottles of bubbles. Might go to Lobster Place and scope out some caviar as well.

                    1. Ziggy41 RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 02:10 PM

                      Staten Island's finest California and tuna rolls at my friends house. Cant wait (rolling eye smiley)

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                        escondido123 RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 02:27 PM

                        Gin martinis followed by Dublin Lawyer (lobster meat sauteed with butter, Jameson's and creme fraiche) w/watercress and prosecco, then rib eye steak with pomme frites and a nice CA cab. Probably lights out by 10. (Sorry I thought this was a general topics, but I have spent time in NYC and was born in Newark.)

                        1. Bacardi1 RE: calf Dec 31, 2012 03:04 PM

                          We're doing our traditional New Year's "grazing meal", which changes somewhat from year to year.

                          This year it'll be American Hackleback, Alaskan Salmon, & French Trout roe/caviar; smoked lox salmon; whipped cream cheese; crackers; baked clams, potato & cheese pierogies with sour cream; lobster rangoons; crab puffs; & a cheese platter (Smoked Gouda, Humboldt Fog, Pecorino Peppercorn, Aged Cheddar; Dill Havarti; medium-aged Brie; etc.). Plus, there are several bottles of Prosecco & Cava in the fridge.

                          Gee - think that'll be enough for the two of us? Lol!!

                          Any leftovers will simply be a preamble to tomorrow's French Cassoulet.

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