This week we're focusing on New Year's weekend. It's what everyone in the dining world is thinking about this week. Here are a few more specials going on around town.
Italian Gardens marks 1st New Year's Eve
Italian Gardens is celebrating its first New Year's Eve with a special four-course menu and complimentary champagne at midnight.
Meal choices include antipasto and salad; entree choices of a half-pound Neapolitan sirloin steak, pasta Katarina with chicken and cream sauce or grilled salmon; and choice of flourless Belgian chocolate torte or caramel ricotta cheesecake. Vegetarian options also are available. Diners who want the vegetarian meal should request it when they make their reservations.
The restaurant will seat diners at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., and a reservation is required. Seating is limited to 50 diners and the dinner is $55 a person before tax or tip. To make a reservation, call 402-715-4291.
New Year's Day means all-day happy hour
Blue Sushi is having an all-day happy hour on New Year's Day. All locations of the restaurant will have special prices from noon to 8 p.m.
Crave to serve prix fixe dinner
Crave will serve a limited dinner menu and a four-course prix fixe dinner for $99 per couple on New Year's Eve. The Midtown Crossing restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. that day. For more information, call 402-345-9999.
EspaŮa offers 5-course menu
At EspaŮa in Benson, New Year's Eve diners can choose from one of two seatings, at 6 and 10 p.m., for a five-course prix fixe menu. The restaurant also is giving away glasses of cava at the end of the night. The dinner is $60 per person. EspaŮa is at 6064 Maple St. For more information, call 402-505-9917.
Surf and turf on menu at Kona Grill
Kona Grill will have a New Year's surf and turf special for $39.95.
The Omaha location is at 295 N. 170th St. For more information or a reservation, call 402-779-2900.
Wine pairings available with Lot 2's menu
At Lot 2 in Benson, New Year's Eve will bring a four-course prix fixe that's $55 a person before tax or tip. Diners will have two options for each course, and wine pairings can be added for $25 more per person. Reservations are recommended; call 402-504-4200.
Celebration lasts all weekend at Fleming's
At Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, the new year lasts all weekend. The restaurant is offering four days of specials today through Tuesday. The restaurant will serve its regular menu along with a special menu of “luxury” items. The restaurant also will be pouring Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut from magnum-sized bottles on all four nights. The wine is $12 a glass and $100 for a bottle.
The celebratory menu includes poached gulf shrimp over Southern-style goat cheese grits that will come with any entree order off the special menu. Entree choices are steak with blue crab and GruyŤre, $74.95, and lobster tail with macaroni and cheese, $79.95. Chocolate budino dessert is $9.95.
Prices do not include tax or tip, and the restaurant opens at 4 p.m. For more information, call 402-393-0811.
Sullivan's features four-course menu
Sullivan's Steakhouse downtown is celebrating New Year's Eve with a four-course prix fixe menu. The dinner is $69 for diners who make reservations between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and $79 for reservations from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The menu includes a number of choices for each course. Entree choices include an 8-ounce filet mignon, a 12-ounce New York strip, a 16-ounce rib-eye, triple cut lamb chops, roasted chicken piccata, broiled salmon with beurre blanc sauce or crab-stuffed shrimp. Diners can add a lobster tail or king crab legs to any entree for an additional $20. The prix fixe does not include tax or tip.
Sullivan's is at 222 S. 15th St. To make a reservation, call 402-342-0077.