Want to ring in 2016 with an extravagant meal? These five New Year’s Eve menus are a perfect start to a brand new year.
The Oval Room
This four-course menu includes oysters and caviar in a Champagne emulsion, and the evening is capped with decadent Valrhona chocolate bombe, served with peanut-butter mousse chocolate sponge cake and pomegranate gelée. From $85, 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.463.8700, ovalroom.com
Join chef Robert Wiedmaier for a five- or six-course meal. Highlights include New Zealand langoustine and sweetbread with English pea puree, garlic-tomato concasse and langoustine cream. From $150 for first seating, from $225 for second, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.296.1166, marcelsdc.com
The culinary celebration includes four delicious courses, such as the truffled Dover sole with crushed smoked potatoes. Try The Midnight Kiss cocktail crafted with Grey Goose vodka, raspberry puree, spiced syrup and prosecco ($15). $175, 3050 K St. NW, Ste. 101, 202.628.0065, fiolamaredc.com
Enjoy either a three- or seven-course banquet with tastes such as Darling Downs A3 wagyu strip loin served with Delmonico potatoes, grilled carrots and bordelaise sauce. $80 for first seating, $195 for second, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.944.2026, bourbonsteakdc.com
The four-course feast includes pumpkin-chestnut soup, fried oyster trio and butternut squash ravioli. The Maine lobster entree is the true standout! $75 with $45 optional wine pairing, 2401 M St. NW, 202.457.5020, juniperdc.com