Thursday, December 19, 2013

Special New Year's Eve Menu and New Year's Day Brunch at Metropole Cincinnati

Metropole, the acclaimed Cincinnati restaurant located in the 21c Museum Hotel (609 Walnut Street), is offering a special prix-fixe New Year's Eve Menu on Tuesday, December 31, beginning at 7:00pm. The menu includes four courses and an amuse-bouche, prepared by chef Michael Paley; tickets are $95 per person, and a Champagne toast will be included at midnight. Metropole will also be open for its regular a la carte menu prior to the New Year's Eve seating, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. For additional information or to make a reservation, customers can call Metropole at 513.578.6660. Menu details enclosed below:

• Amuse Bouche: Yeasted ‘Everything’ Pancake: beets, charred pears, scallion & horseradish goat cheese
• First Course: Choose from: Mixed Lettuces: shaved radish, pecorino & red wine vinaigrette; Burnt Carrot Salad: avocado, pickled onion, feta & pumpkin seeds; Bone Marrow & Sweet Onion Tart: oxtail marmalade & foie gras mousse; Seared Octopus: fresh garbanzo, blood orange, fresno pepper & upland cress
• Pasta Course: Handmade Tortellini: chestnuts, amaretto, brown butter & sage
• Main Course: Choose from: Diver Scallops: cara cara orange, fennel, red cerignola olive & jalapeƱo; Charred Quinoa: pumpkin broth, pomegranate, scallion & a sesame cracker; Braised Lamb ‘Crepinette’: mustard jus, mache & kennebec ‘chips’; Muscovy Duck"breast & sausage, hazelnut, cannelloni beans, pickled black cabbage & roasted grapes; Grilled NY Strip Steak: charred maitake mushrooms, taleggio, tarragon & citronette
• Dessert: Choose from: Bittersweet Chocolate Budino: gingersnap & pear sorbet; Blood Orange Semifreddo: with pistachio & nougat

New Year's Day Brunch at Metropole will be available from 10:30am to 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The menu will include several "Hangover" cocktails, and a full food menu. Cocktails will include:

• Grandma’s Elixir: Blood orange mimosa with a floater of Grand Marnier
• Hair of the Dog: House Bloody Mary with Finlandia, garlic, rosemary
• Release the Hounds: Metropole's take on a salty dog- gin, Stiegl grapefruit radler, grapefruit juice, lemongrass simple syrup, and a salted rim
• Garage Shandy: Bourbon, house ginger beer, OK pilsner

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