Here at Carmen’s Cafe, we value the Italian flavors and traditions that inspire our dishes every day of the year. This New Year’s Eve, we’d love to ring in 2016 and celebrate with our amazing customers! Italians are all about food, not only because of the rich, hearty flavors, but because of the joy of gathering with friends and family to share an experience. We try to honor that cultural value at Carmen’s Cafe all year round with a welcoming atmosphere and good food, so what better place to spend your New Year’s?

Start of your night with a staple of any New Year’s celebration: seafood! Our Frutti di Mare tapas plate includes delicious sautéed shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and squid all  flavored in a lightly spiced white wine, lemon and butter saffron sauce. The bold flavors of this selection pair well with a glass of white wine, such as a Pinot Grigio.

For the main course, indulge in one of our entrées carne, such as our mouthwatering steak modiga. Two lightly breaded and charbroiled beef medallions are topped with provel cheese, mushrooms and a mouthwatering white wine, lemon and butter sauce. Pair this with a hearty red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, to bring out the flavors. Don’t miss your chance to have one last fulfilling dish before your New Year’s resolutions kick in!

Before the clock strikes midnight, finish off your meal with a slice of tiramisu. A delicious cake layered with powdering chocolate, mascarpone cheese and coffee and liqueur soaked sponge cake, this dessert will have you ordering another slice. Pair it with a sweet white or rosé to get the full experience of the sweet notes of flavor.

We hope to see you at Carmen’s this New Year’s Eve to enjoy our fine cuisine and wide selections of wines so we can celebrate 2016 the right way; in a place where you feel like family.