Food Drink Report

More L.A. spots to spend New Year’s Eve

Didn’t like our first list of places to go for New Year’s Eve? How about another one? Here’s a few more spots for you to welcome 2012 across Los Angeles.

Osteria la Buca

Osteria la Buca on Melrose is offering a three course tasting menu for $39, which includes: antipasti, an entrée, and dessert. Or a four course tasting menu for $49, which includes: antipasti, pasta, an entrée, and dessert. Osteria will also be debuting new cocktails during New Year’s Eve. Reservations are available from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 5210 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. 323-462-1900.

Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach

Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA is hosting a five-course dinner menu paired with beer for $60 per person. Dinner starts at 5 PM (first come first served), regular menu will be served as well. 131 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Menu:

Course 1:
Eggs, Black Truffle, Jerusalem Artichokes

Course 2:
Butternut Squash, Kale, Pomegranate, Sage, Brown Butter

Course 3:
Striped Bass, Mushroom, Brussels Sprouts, Kumquat

Course 4:
Ostrich, Apples, Beets and Barley

Course 5:
Poached Pear and Chocolate

Casa Vega

Party it up with carnival dancers, a band, and champagne toast at midnight at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks. No cover. Call 818-788-4868 for reservations. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Shore Hotel

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is having a magic show to celebrate 2012. Early show starts from 7 PM to 9 PM and includes a flight of wine from Rosenthal’s Malibu Estate accompanied by cheese and charcuterie. The late show starts at 9:30 PM until 11 PM and will include champagne. Tickets are $85. Call 800-585-4849 for reservations. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.