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New Year’s Eve, 2020 Style

Local restaurants have come up with creative at-home kits complete with all the merriment to ensure a festive and safe night is had by all.

Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park
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While we’re still not gathering socially for everyone’s safety, that doesn’t mean we have to skip celebrating New Year’s Eve. After all, who’s not more than a little excited to say goodbye to 2020? Local restaurants have come up with creative at-home kits complete with all the merriment to ensure a festive, stress-free, and safe night is had by all. Happy New Year!

In lieu of its annual New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is offering an exquisite “cocktail party” takeout menu with an array of indulgent NYE bites. The menu, which can be ordered for two guests and up, includes lobster tail, chilled mussels, house-made pâté, caviar, a variety of fine cheeses, lamb kofta kebab, and more, including a selection of fine wines to pair with the NYE spread. Orders can be placed online. Pickup is available on Thursday, December 31, between 2-5pm. lodgetorreypines.com/new-years-eve-curbside-takeout

Lodge at Torrey Pine’s A.R. Valentien


Mille Fleurs presents its “Holidays at Home” New Year’s Eve takeout feast and drinks. Available to order for pickup at the restaurant, expect delicious spreads with dishes including Prime Beef Tenderloin Chateaubriand with Madeira sauce, Salmon “Wellington” with a champagne-sorrel velouté, and a traditional Buche de Noel “Yule Log.” Family-style feasts can be ordered for two or six people. Special appetizer add-ons include: Foie gras au Torchon, Osetra Caviar, and cold-poached King Crab Leg “a la Russe.” Cap off the year with a bottle from Mille Fleurs’ special holiday wine list and pre-batched cocktails with garnish kits for two and four people including the Burnt Orange Old Fashioned (house bottled rye, charred orange, duo of bitters) and the Buena Suerte (jalapeno-infused tequila, Cointreau, yuzu lime, agave). opentable.com/restaurant/takeout/3063

Mille Fleurs
Mille Fleurs

For the first time in its 14-year history, Addison and Chef/Director William Bradley introduce takeaway service with the Addison at Home series. Available for pickup Thursday through Sunday nights, the four-course menu showcases local, seasonal ingredients informed by the Michelin-starred restaurant’s new California Gastronomy ethos while also finding inspiration outside of Addison’s traditional tasting menu format. Chef Bradley and team offer different menu themes each week with unexpected surprises that nod to the San Diego and SoCal food culture. Offerings such as cinnamon rolls for the following morning are also available as an additional option. Pickup times for the takeaway experience can be reserved through Resy from 5-7pm. “The past year has been devastating to the hospitality industry, as well as to the local farmers and purveyors who are an essential part of the restaurant ecosystem. With our new takeaway service, we hope to continue serving the local community, while also supporting the partners who make our craft possible,” says Bradley. The four-course NYE menu is priced at $99 per person with the option to add a caviar kit as well as Champagne from Addison’s cellar. addisondelmar.com

Addison

The teams behind Campfire and Jeune et Jolie are joining forces to bid 2020 a fond farewell — with whole truffles, New Year’s Day brunch kits, and a whole lot of style. The “Camp-Jeune” dinner for two is priced at $200 and includes Hamachi Crudo, Lobster, Bread and Butter, Roasted Dry Aged Liberty Farms Duck, and Champagne Pavlova. Special NYE add-ons include: Gougères (6 each), Dill and Crème Fraiche Cremeux, 1 oz. Regiis Ova Baerii Caviar, $100; Organic Sheep’s Milk Crottin, Walnut Bread, Local Honey, $18; Whole Truffle for two (25-28 grams) and Truffle Slicer $125 (extraordinarily luxurious with the lobster and exceptionally decadent with the duck); a NYD Brunch Kit $48, and more. jeune-jolie.com/nye

Camp-Jeune
Camp-Jeune

Nine-Ten La Jolla invites you to enjoy their delicious cuisine at home this NYE with their three-course to-go menu. Begin with Jerusalem artichoke soup, followed by a choice of Cabernet-braised short rib or lobster thermidor, and top it off with milk chocolate and coffee gateau. $70 per person, available for pick-up on Thursday, December 31 between 5-7pm. nine-ten.com/special-events-restaurant-downtown-la-jolla

Nine-Ten
Nine-Ten La Jolla

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar is amplifying their offerings for an exclusive New Year’s Eve menu handcrafted by their acclaimed team that is sure to dazzle. The multi-course meal, complete with cocktails, was created by chefs Ian Tenzer (previously of Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park) and Erik Aronow (previously of renowned LA restaurants Republique and Destroyer,) along with Bar & Spirits Director Beau du Bois (previously of Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood). The trio is using the special menu, dubbed Puesto in Casa, to play with ingredients and menu items that may debut in 2021. Menu highlights include Duck Confit en Mole Negro, Truffled Elote, and Oyster Mushrooms with Browned Butter, Mustard, and Salsa Verde, and a martini made with gin, Amontillado Sherry, and bee pollen. Each meal, designed for two people, costs $100 for the full menu, or $150 for the full menu with a beverage pairing of two cocktails to enjoy while preparing the meal, and champagne to accompany the meal. Orders can be placed via Puesto’s website and can be picked up from Puesto’s Mission Valley outpost or scheduled for delivery. eatpuesto.com

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar

The Surf ‘n Turf package from Rare Society is prepared for two and all you need to do is reheat and grill. The package includes an array of appetizers to prepare your palate including shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, and parker house rolls with truffle butter; choice of 12 oz. Cedar River Prime Ribeye or 8oz Filet Mignon; plenty of savory sides including a 4 oz. butter-poached Maine lobster tail with drawn butter, truffled beef fat smashed potatoes, broccolini, cauliflower and wild mushroom casserole and béarnaise compound butter; and chocolate mousse with berries and pistachio crumble for dessert. Items will ready to reheat and grill with Chef Brad Wise’s guidance and instructions. Wine and signature cocktails are available to add on and toast to what 2021 will hopefully bring. Place your order by December 28 and pick up on December 31 from 3-5pm at Rare Society located at 4130 Park Blvd, San Diego. exploretock.com/raresociety

Rare Society

For those looking for hot-and-ready to-go fare, Rare Society and Fort Oak are offering their full menu (Rare Society and Cardellino favorites from Rare Society and Fort Oak and Trust Favorites from Fort Oak) on New Year’s Eve from 3-8pm. raresocietysd.com, fortoaksd.com

Serving up a sparkling to-go menu, Pendry San Diego’s Provisional Kitchen is offering guests and locals delightful bites, something sweet to kick off the New Year, and bubbly. Selections include a seafood platter featuring lobster tail, poached tiger shrimp, house-smoked salmon, sushi roll, and more; a meat & cheese board topped with bresaola, truffle salami, prosciutto, truffle French brie, crackers, nuts, olives, jam, and focaccia; and French-style macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Choose from Cakebread Chardonnay, Familia Montana red wine, Veuve Clicquot, or Dom Perignon. Orders can be placed by emailing provisionalrsvp@pendryhotels.compendry.com/san-diego/dining/provisional

To start 2021 off on the right foot, Trust is reviving its brunch to-go on New Year’s Day complete with a collaboration with Cutwater Spirits. Trust brunch will be available Fridays to Sundays from 9am-2pm. trustrestaurantsd.com

Say “arrivederci, 2020!” with Cesarina’s New Year’s Eve package. The multi-course takeout program showcases various antipasti, pasta, and risotto, alongside entrée offerings such as Lenticche e Cotechino, a traditional celebratory dish said to bring prosperity in the New Year. The celebration package also includes add-on prosecco bottles and access to Cesarina’s NYE playlist, featuring the restaurant’s signature electric jazz tunes. cesarinarestauraunt.com

Cesarina
Cesarina


Dine and delight with Rancho Valencia’s New Year’s Eve Hors d’Oeuvres To-Go Package offered to ring in the New Year. Select from the resort’s renowned seafood platter, caviar sets, and decadent canapes to delicious wines and handcrafted cocktails. This package is available in multiples of two; a la carte options and entrees for four. Online orders can be made until 5pm on Sunday, December 27 and will be available for pick up from Rancho Valencia on Thursday, December 31. ranchovalencia.com/rancho-santa-fe-restaurants/#veladora

Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant Avant is offering a decadent dinner to-go priced at $250 featuring thoughtfully crafted seasonal cuisine and a bottle of champagne. ranchobernardoinn.com

Gelson’s, with locations in Pacific Beach, Del Mar, and Carlsbad, has everything you need complete with cooking tips for the perfect night in with your significant other or close family. They also have options for prepared dishes too, if you’d rather spend the last day of the year outside of the kitchen. Delivered fresh daily, Gelson’s live North Atlanti lobsters are a special treat and well deserved for a special occasion such as saying good riddance to 2020. If you’re not up for the adventure of cooking and cracking your own lobster, just pick one out from the tank and a Gelson’s chef will steam, crack, and clean them for you free of charge. All you have to do is take your fresh lobster home, warm it up in the oven, melt the lemon-garlic butter — and you’ve got a sumptuous lobster dinner. Live North Atlantic Lobsters will be available at Gelson’s for through January 3 (while supplies last). Or, enjoy a USDA Prime/Choice Certified Angus Beef Rib Roast or USDA Choice 100% Grass-Fed Beef Rib Roast, available from the Gelson’s butcher or fully prepared from the kitchen. Roast in the oven and allow the meat to rest 10-15 minutes before carving. If grilling, be sure to remove excess fat from the beef before cooking to guard against grease fires. Consider preordering a freshly prepared seafood platter for the perfect, stress-free appetizer. Options include Shrimp Cocktail, North Atlantic Cooked Lobster Tail and Hawaiian Style Poke. gelsons.com/deli-and-catering/meat-and-seafood.html

Gelsons
Gelson’s

Fortunate Son, CH Project’s newest venue located in North Park adjacent to Polite Provisions, is playing up the time-honored tradition of ordering Chinese takeout on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day by offering their full menu to-go. Get your fix of favorites including Kung Pao Chicken, Shrimp Lo Mein, Sweet & Sour Pork Belly, Orange Chicken, and Egg Drop Soup, or try something new with the restaurant’s signature take on classic dishes like Beef & Shishito Peppers and General Tso’s Cauliflower. The restaurant will be open from 4-10pm on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and will also be serving up a selection of Polite Provisions’ cocktails to-go. Orders can be placed by phone or online. 619.391.3766, toasttab.com/fortunateson/v3 Ring

Fortunate Son
Fortunate Son

in the New Year with farm-to-neighborhood eatery Rusticucina. Pre-order your dinner to enjoy at home, with a prix fixe takeout menu that includes Short Ribs, Cannelloni Pasta with roasted chicken in mozzarella spinach and pesto creamy sauce, and a full Panettone (sweet bread) for dessert. Ordering options are available from two to ten people, ranging in price from $65-$200, and you can also add on a bottle of champagne or red or white wine for $20, along with add-on options of apple pie, lobster lasagna, and traditional lasagna. Pre-orders can be made by phone or online through December 31. 619.310.5291, toasttab.com/rusticucina-3797-park-blvd-san-diego-ca-92103/v3

Rusticucina
Rusticucina

Garibaldi, located inside the luxury waterfront InterContinental San Diego, has the perfect way to welcome 2021 from home with their New Year’s Eve Family Pack. The at-home kit features both pre-made offerings and dishes to cook at home including a Fregola Salad (1 quart, pre-made), Lamb Osso Bucco (5-6 pieces, simple heat up at home), Garibaldi Casarecce (semolina pasta to cook at home, 1 quart), Roasted Cauliflower (1 quart, pre-made for re-heating), and a Torta di Rocotta (quarter pie) for dessert. Each family pack serves three to five people, and orders can be made via email to info@catchgaribaldi.com, after which time the restaurant will reach out via telephone to confirm payment and pickup time. Garibaldi is also offering three bottles of Italian wine including a sparkling, white, and red. The family packs are available for $290 for the complete meal and beverage pairings, or individually priced for $150 wine/$150 food. Pickup will be between 1-5pm on New Year’s Eve.

Garibaldi
Garibaldi

Create your very own New Year’s Day brunch at home with help from Ranch 45. Breakfast items include Take and Bake Cinnamon Rolls, Quiche, and the Ranch 45 Breakfast Box, which serves four people and includes one package of Brandt Cowboy Bacon, one pound of housemade chorizo, and six Eben Hazer eggs. The Solana Beach butcher shop and eatery will be accepting orders up to 48 hours in advance, and the last day for pickup is December 31 before 2pm. Take some of the heat out of your kitchen with a little help from Ranch 45. ranch45.com

Pho Ca Dao Vietnamese Kitchen, located in Mission Valley, is offering families a simple and delicious way to ring in the New Year with theirFamily Meals options. Offered for groups of two or four, the family meals combine popular items including pho, appetizers, and rice dishes to create an easy and delicious meal for a great price. The meal for two people comes with two portions of pho, two rice dishes or vermicelli bowls, and one appetizer for $25 — or all of that plus two cocktails, beers, or glasses of house wine and a dessert to share for $40. Groups of four can snag four portions of pho, four rice dishes or vermicelli bowls, and one appetizer for $50, or all of that plus two cocktails, beers, or glasses of house wine, two soft drinks, and a dessert to share, for $65. Orders can be placed in person or over the phone. 619.684.5129

Pho Ca Dao
Pho Ca Dao

The European-inspired bistro and wine bar Valentina has turned into Valentina Express during the latest stay-at-home order, offering four course dinners to go and turning the indoor space into a bottle shop and mini market. For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant is offering a Champagne and Appetizer to-go special. Simply pre-order through their website to bring home your very own New Year’s Eve celebration. restaurantvalentina.com

Valentina
Valentina

Take New Year’s Eve to new heights with San Diego-based gourmet cannabis edibles brand Kaneh Co. featuring champagne-worthy ingredients from pure butter and French Valrhona chocolate to their California-grown cannabis oil, always uncompromised. Their latest releases also add a bit of whimsy to their products, including edible gold. The 24K Brownie features two cannabis-infused fudge brownies gilded in gold with 100mg of THC per pack (suggested dosing 10mg) and is made with brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate pearls, and edible gold dust for a festive and luxurious high. The Cherry Pistachio Midnight Chocolates (vegan and gluten-free) include 10 cannabis + CBN infused chocolates dosed with 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBN (50mg THC/50mg CBN per package). They are smooth and complex made with 72 percent dark chocolate and topped with dried cherries and vibrant green pistachios. Kaneh Co. uses the highest quality CBN, known for being a gentle sleepy time cannabinoid. kanehedibles.com

Kaneh Co.
Kaneh Co.

If popping bottles of Champagne isn’t your style, consider picking up beer from San Diego-based brewery Saint Archer Brewing Company. Both tasting rooms in Miramar and Leucadia remain open for to-go beers and curbside pickup, along with local delivery. If you’re looking for variety, grab the new All IPA 12 Pack, which features the brewery’s favorites offering a little bit of all their best IPAs including the Citra 7 IPA, Tropical IPA, Hazy IPAandIPA, available at both tasting room locations and various Stater Brothers, BevMo and Total Wine locations. The Leucadia tasting room is open daily from 12-7pm, while the Miramar tasting room is open Monday through Thursday from 1-6:30pm and Friday through Sunday 12-6:30pm. shop.saintarcherbrewery.com/collections/to-go-package-beer/Beers-To-Go+Delivery+Pick-Up

Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Cozy up at home with to-go cocktails from neighborhood lounge and eatery, Madison on Park, which is currently offering takeout of their most festive drinks to ring in the New Year, complete with all the garnishes. Available Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm-9:30pm, takeout favorites include the Stone Stairs, Motor Bike, Small Axe, andMadison Old Fashioned, along with discounted wine for $25 including a selection of natural wines, and the restaurant’s approachable Mediterranean and Southern California fare. madisononpark.com

Madison on Park
Madison on Park

Ring in 2021 with a delicious four-course meal crafted by Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering. Menu highlights include Maine Lobster Bisque, Golden Beet Carpaccio & Winter Chickory Salad, Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs or Pistachio Herb Crusted Salmon, and Butterscotch Pannacotta. Plus, all Candor wines are available for pre-order at 30 percent off. For takeout only, this meal will be available for pick up on Thursday, December 31, between 5-7pm from Candor, located at 1030 Torrey Pines Road, Suite B, La Jolla. Pre-order by 12pm on December 30. 858.246.7818, dinecandor.com

Nolita Hall is offering several options to ring in the long-awaited New Year, including a special menu by Executive Chef Moira Hill. The NYE dinner for two is priced at $150 and includes everything you need to celebrate, including a 2021 ‘Party Kit’ (an assortment of 2021 tiaras, hats, horns, squawkers and necklaces); Cantina de Pra Prosecco (or upgrade to a bottle of Champagne, $40); sharable platters (seasonal crudite with housemate dips/spreads and cheese and charcuterie board with housemate jams, pickled veggies and focaccia); Nolita Hors d’oeuvres (includes confit duck stuffed-mushrooms, seared albacore bites with chipotle pesto, cucumber and pickled chiles); and lemon Madeleines with coconut icing. Available add-ons include: a New Year’s Day hangover brunch French toast platter (includes all the fixings such as seasonal fruit, whipped honey butter, Nutella and bacon), plus a mimosa kit ($50) with option to upgrade to a bloody Mary kit for an additional $20); make-your-own cocktail kits ($48, serves six); Lara’s Jam: mint-infused vodka, rinomato americano, grapefruit, cucumber, lemon;  a bottle of Cantina de Pra Prosecco; or Italian Libera: Vecchio amaro, toni whiskey, Madagascar cola. Orders must be placed by December 28 online. Pickup takes place on December 31 at 4pm and 6pm. toasttab.com/nolitahall/v3

Nolita Hall
Nolita Hall

The Calabrian Gallo brothers behind Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park, Dario and Pietro, have a created a special “Wake Me Up in 2021” NYE menu. Choose from three different four-course menus: Pesce (fish), Carne (meat), or Vegano (vegan). Each menu is priced at $50 and includes a bottle of prosecco (hopefully enough to forget about 2020 and wake up in 2021!). Orders must be place before December 29 at 12pm. civicobythepark.com/menu

Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park
Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering an unparalleled La Jolla hotel package to celebrate the New Year. The ‘Goodbye 2020’ Package includes truffles, chocolate dipped strawberries, party hats, and a bottle of Piper Heidsieck NV Cuvee Brut, with the option to upgrade to Rare Brut Millesime 2006. The package also includes a late checkout so you can properly rest after celebrating all night. meritagecollection.com/estancia-la-jolla

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Featured Photo Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park
Image Credits Addison: Courtesy Photo Camp-Jeune: Photo by Devin Castaneda Puesto: Courtesy Photo Fortunate Son: James Tran and Olivia Beall Garibaldi: Courtesy Photo Valentina: Photo by Sophia Kicko Pho Ca Dao: Courtesy Photo Saint Archer Brewing Co.: Courtesy Photo Kaneh Co.: Photo by James Tran Madison on Park: Courtesy Photo Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park: Photo by James Tran Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa: Courtesy Photo

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