Gwen Fowler



Plan now for a special New Year’s Eve

Posted 12/27/2012 12:42:00 PM

The holidays are so packed with parties, shopping and rushing around that there’s a good chance that all of a sudden you find yourself without plans for New Year’s Eve.

Get 2013 started right by calling your favorite restaurant right away so a table is saved for you. Fortunately, most restaurants offer special meals, with many offering a set menu.

Here’s a sampling of a few deals from around South Carolina:

At the Lazy Goat in Greenville, choose between a special dinner menu or a party starting at 9 p.m. in the Goat Lounge.

Devereaux’s in Greenville will feature its current dinner menu as well as five- and 10-course tasting menus.

High Cotton in Greenville is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Main courses include roasted Maine lobster, prime rib, jumbo scallops and duck breast.

High Cotton in Charleston is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $65 with a choice of several appetizers, entrees and desserts.

At Charleston Cooks in Greenville, Charleston and Columbia, you could help prepare your own dinner at the Black and White Ball New Year’s Eve party. The meal will include blackened prime rib roast topped with fried calamari and horseradish-Meyer lemon butter. The price is $80 for earlier classes or $90 for a 9 p.m. class, which includes champagne at midnight. You can register online.

At Louis’s at Sanford’s in Pawleys Island, Chef Louis Osteen’s special menu includes roast duck breast with oyster cornbread dressing; boneless pork loin with beer-braised collard greens; and Gulf black grouper.

Ela’s Blue Water Grille in Hilton Head Island is offering a three-course menu for $65, with surf and turf or Chilean sea bass as entrée choices. The regular menu will also be available.

At Gervais and Vine in Columbia, a five-course dinner is planned, with each course paired with wine and champagne.