December 26, 2012

New Year's Eve celebrations

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Petite Jacqueline, 190 State St., will offer a three-course dinner for $60 per person, with optional wine and Champagne pairings. Call 553-7044 for reservations. 

East Ender, 47 Middle St., will serve food inspired by good fortune and good luck. There will be four courses for $58, plus an optional $22 wine pairing. To make reservations, call 879-7669. 

Zapoteca, 505 Fore St., will hold a "Oaxacan New Year Celebration" featuring a five-course menu for $55 per person. On the plate will be "vibrant Oaxacan-inspired dishes made modern," such as adobo-glazed duck breast pan-seared and topped with a sauce of guajillo chiles, New England cranberries and spices. This dish, known as Pato en Mole de Guajillo Arandano, will be served with poblano corn pudding and tequila cranberry relish. Wine/tequila/mezcal pairings are available at an additional cost. Call 772-8242 for reservations. 

Local 188, 685 Congress St., will be serving free tapas for New Year's revelers from 10 a.m. to midnight. There will also be a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. For more information, call 761-7909. 

Old Port Tavern, 11 Moulton St., will serve dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Its New year's a la carte menu includes a choice of soups (French onion, New England clam chowder, prime rib and andoullie chili or lobster stew), a salad, choice of three entrees and dessert. Entree choices include tequila lime albacore tuna steak, maple bourbon pork medallions and grilled lamb sausage with spiced port wine demi glaze. Call 774-0444. 

Sebago Brewing Co., 211 Fore St., will serve dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight. Its New Year's a la carte menu offers two appetizers, a choice of entrees (hanger steak, pecan- and almond-crusted Atlantic salmon or grilled vegetable lasagna "Napolean") and a chocolate chip brownie sundae for dessert. Call 775-2337. 


Sebago Brewing Co., 201 Southborough Drive, will serve dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight. Its New Year's a la carte menu offers three appetizers, a choice of three entrees (eggplant lasagna, grilled hanger steak or Parmesan-crusted stuffed sole) and chocolate cake for dessert. Call 874-2337. 


The Frog and Turtle, 3 Bridge St., will have two dinner seatings and live music by the Maine dance band Rock Bottom. The first seating time is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and includes a three-course menu with four choices for each course. That seating costs $45. The second seating begins at 7:30 p.m. and costs $65. That seating includes a raw bar, caviar tasting, charcuterie table and a four-course dinner of meats and fish, with all the courses set. Champagne, chocolates and dessert bites will be served at midnight. For reservations, call 591-4185.

-- Compiled by Meredith Goad, Staff Writer


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