The restaurant is offering two seatings (5 p.m. or 8 p.m.) on Dec. 30 and 31. Spots may still be available for Acorn & The Oak’s special Christmas Eve prix fixe meal ($150 per person) featuring lobster bisque and grilled New York strip steak.
Make reservations by phone (360-210-7439) or email (email@example.com).
Chef Miguel Sosa, owner of Elements Restaurant (907 Main St., Vancouver), is waiting for information from a few foragers and farmers to finalize his a la carte New Year’s Eve menu.
Sosa always plans his dishes around locally sourced ingredients so the menu changes based on the freshest items available from local producers, but he knows the evening will include white and black Oregon truffles as well as lobster.
Entrees at Elements typically fall in the $24 to $40 range with $12 to $28 starters and salads. The celebration runs from 4-10 p.m. Reservations for heated patio or indoor seating can be made by phone (360-258-0989) or through the Elements website (elementsvancouver.com).
Bring a party hat and noise makers because The Grocery (115 W. Seventh St., Vancouver) will stay open on New Year’s Eve until 12:30 a.m. The cocktails and food at this intimate bar always feel celebratory (particularly the Grocery Burger with bacon jam and sweet onions), but on this special evening, The Grocery will offer its traditional countdown and Champagne toast at midnight-ish.
“My timing has never been perfect,” owner Chris “Salty” Reed said. “But we do give it an honest go.”
He’s expecting a crowd of well-dressed revelers.
Rally Pizza (8070 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver) will celebrate from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 31 with specials that include pizza amatriciana with guanciale, rosemary and red onions sprinkled with pecorino and chile flakes ($18), as well as lamb and ricotta cannelloni ($16).
Cocktails include the citrusy and herbaceous Velvet Goldmine ($12) with cognac, Mandarine Napoleon, Cardamaro and Angostura bitters and a limoncello boozy shake ($10) with house-made limoncello, lemon curd and vanilla frozen custard.
Rally provides a fun place for families that like to celebrate together or parents who can’t find a babysitter on New Year’s Eve. Reservations can be made through the Rally Pizza website (rallypizza.com).