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Restaurant roundup: Yet more New Year's Eve options

December 27, 2011 | 12:25 pm

AmmoWe've already listed several restaurants in and around L.A. that are celebrating New Year's Eve. But if you're still figuring out your plans for Saturday night, here are even more additions to our previously posted restaurant roundup:

Ammo: Ammo's celebrating with a special New Year's Eve menu that includes options such as blini with caviar and caraway crème fraîche (Margaine Champagne); avocado, Little Gems and beets (Domaine Vieux Telegraphe 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape “La Crau”); grilled wild shrimp with Bloomsdale spinach (Prager Steinriegl 2001 Riesling); chanterelle risotto (David Duband 2009 Bourgogne “Hautes Cotes de Nuits”); braised lamb shank with parsnip puree (La Jota 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon); and warm dark chocolate pudding cake (Quinta do Noval Port). $75 per person; additional $35 for wine pairing. 1155 N. Highland Ave., (323) 467-3293, www.ammocafe.com.

Craft: There are three seatings for New Year's Eve; the first and second are between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., with the last from 9:30 to 10 p.m. New Year's Eve menu options include country pâté with raisin pecan toast, mostarda-cured kampachi with pomegranate and kohlrabi, diver sea scallop, Pacific ling cod, bacon-wrapped pork loin, braised beef cheek and celery root agnolotti. Also available are cider-poached foie gras ($18 supplement) and white truffle (market price). Desserts (for the table) include gingerbread with poached winter fruits, chocolate doughnuts, coffee toffee  and black walnut custard. (Menu is subject to change.) Call for reservations. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City, (310) 279-4180, www.craftlosangeles.com.

Michael's: Executive chef John-Carlos Kuramoto and his kitchen have planned a five-course (first seating) and six-course (second seating) tasting menu, featuring Nantucket Bay scallops, roasted chestnuts, lobster, duck, Dover sole and prime aged beef. General manager-sommelier Andrew Turner will also offer wine pairings. Dinner comes with a glass of Champagne at the first seating, and it's free-flowing for the second seating. Call for reservations. 1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, (310) 451-0843, www.michaelssantamonica.com.

Spice Table: A prix-fixe menu begins at 9 p.m. and costs $65 per person (and an additional $15 for wine and beer pairings). The evening’s festivities will include a DJ, party favors and sparkling wine at midnight. Call for reservations. 114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 620-1840. 

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Photo: Ammo. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times.

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