If you’re looking to end the year on a culinary high note, some Spring Branch Management District restaurants offer extra special New Year’s Eve menus that will help you ring in the new year in style — and lots of taste.
If you have late-night plans on Dec. 31 — or, in contrast, you plan to be asleep before the traditional ball drops around midnight on Times Square in Manhattan — celebrate early with a New Year’s Eve brunch buffet at The Blind Goat, 8145 Long Point Rd.
Celebrity Chef Christine Ha is gathering a few of her chef friends to collaborate on an Asian-inspired menu. It features contributions from Gabriel Medina, Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee of restaurants Kokoro, Handies Douzo and Aiko, as well as Tom Cunanan of Soy Pinoy and, on breads and pastries, Christina Au of Blacksmith.
Tickets, which are $109 per person, include an all-you-can-eat buffet and a complimentary drink. The package deal is available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Buy tickets at https://www.exploretock.com/the-blind-goat-houston/experience/454012/nye-brunch-bash?date=2023-12-31&size=2&time=12:00
At Degust,7202 Long Point Rd., Executive Chef Eric Johnson’s Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve menu includes eight courses, plus dessert, and complimentary champagne.
You might think you’ve been transported from the 2020s to the 1920s as you dine on deviled eggs with Kaluga Caviar, Oysters Rockefeller, Cornish game hen, seared foie gras and more, much more, because — after all — this is a Gatsby party.
Degust is offering the special New Year’s Eve menu for $225 per person on Dec. 31 but also Dec. 28-Dec. 30. There are two seatings per day.
Make reservations at https://www.degusthouston.com/reservations
At Warehouse 72, it’s all about the numbers. Celebrate the start of 2024 with a 4-course menu for the fitting price of $72.
The menu features dishes such as baked goat cheese, winter kale salad, short rib pappardelle, pan-seared flounder and dark chocolate bread pudding.
And, speaking of numbers, be sure to give them yours as reservations are required for this special meal available only on Dec. 31: https://www.opentable.com/r/warehouse-72-houston
Oysters Rockefeller are also on the New Year’s Eve menu at Low Tide Kitchen & Bar, 2030A Bingle Rd. So are Redfish Pontchartrain, Korean-fried Chicken & Grits and Pan-Seared Scallops, just to name a few items.
For a set price of $55 plus tax and gratuity, enjoy your choice among starter, entree and dessert options. Add wine or cocktail pairings for $22. Your glass of prosecco upon arrival is on the house!
For more info, call 713-360-6304 or visit www.lowtidekitchenbar.com.
— by Dorothy Puch Lillig