Carmel Café & Wine Bar is The Place to Ring in 2013!

Welcome the New Year with Special Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Tampa Bay’s Most Festive Party Destination

Enjoy a lavish, multi-course New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu for $29.95 per person at Carmel Café & Wine Bar this New Year’s Eve.

In addition to the special menu created exclusively for this holiday celebration by Executive Chef Steve Cook, mark this special occasion by selecting from a featured champagne or a mini wine flight of twin pairings.

Reservations are recommended and are now available at the Carmel Café in Sarasota.  Reservations can be made by calling 941-893-5955.  All of the Mod Med small and large plates offered year round are also available New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

First Course: Mod Med 2013 Sampler, a delicious variety of award-winning Mediterranean small plates

Second Course (Choice of one):
Lobster Bisque, kissed with Amontillado Spanish sherry
Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with fresh baby arugula
House Field Greens Salad or Black Olive Caesar Salad

Third Course (Choice of one):

Short Rib Rossini with Black Truffle Foie Gras Mousse
Veal Ossobuco slow-braised in natural jus, topped with orange gremolata and served with grilled polenta cake
New York Strip Steak, 10-ounces of Certified Angus Beef served with parsnip mashed and topped with portabella Madera sauce

Cold Water Lobster Tails (two), steamed and paired with Carmel Crab Cake and warm butter
Parmesan Crusted Holland Sole, lightly sautéed with lemon caper butter sauce

 Suggested New Year’s Eve Toasts Wine Pairings/Sparkling Wines:

             Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne: $12/glass
             Napa, Mumm Sparkling Rose: $8/glass

 Mini Wine Flight “Twins” (Two 3-oz glasses):


              Mer Soleil, Silver Unoaked, Santa Highlands 2011 

              Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches, 2010 $10/pair

             Big Reds            

             Il Borro, Tuscany Italy, 2007     

             Faust, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $17/pair

Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, 2007: $100/bottle

Carmel Café’s signature cuisine is described as Mod Med, a modern interpretation of foods and flavors traditionally associated with Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco. The menu includes seasonal dishes that highlight produce and other ingredients when they are freshest and most flavorful.

In addition to enjoying the Mod Med cuisine served exclusively at Carmel Café & Wine Bar, diners may choose from a global selection of wines designed to easily mix and match with the menu. Wines can also be customized according to serving size, with many available in three-, six- and nine-ounce pours or by the bottle. The full service bar also offers specialty cocktails and mixed drinks.

Customized MenuPads placed at diners’ fingertips offer an inviting, interactive way to view images and descriptions of each dish, learn about wines from around the world, create pairings based on personal preferences or control the pacing of food and wine orders.

Carmel Café & Wine Bar is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.  Dinner 5 - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 – 9 p.m. on Sundays. 

Carmel Café & Wine Bar is located at 8433 Cooper Creek Boulevard in Sarasota.  The phone number is 941-893-5955.

For more information, go to: http://www.carmelcafe.com.

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