December 19, 2012

New Year's Eve celebrations

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Chocolate bread pudding will be one of the dessert choices at Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth on New Year’s Eve.

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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. 


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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