Feliz Año Nuevo at Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

A Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu, Midnight Tequila Toast and More

Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration with a decidedly Latin twist. The River North favorite will serve a festive four-course prix-fixe menu especially for the occasion for $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

The menu, which also includes a glass of cava per person, allows guests to choose from a variety of dishes for each course (soup/salad, appetizer, main course and dessert). The full menu is outlined below.

There will be two dinner seatings, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., so space will be very limited. Call the restaurant at 312.302.9977 to reserve your spot.

Diners at Zocalo for the second seating (from 9-11:30 p.m.) will enjoy live music during their meal, while a DJ and dancing will transform the restaurant into a lively party from 11:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. A complimentary midnight toast of either champagne or tequila will be provided, along with fun favors like hats, tiaras and noisemakers. Drink specials and bottle service will also be available throughout the evening.

Zocalo New Year’s Eve ‘09 Menu

Sopa / Ensalada

Choice of:
Ensalada de Año Nuevo Romaine lettuce and watercress with beets, jicama, golden raisins, pine nuts, toasted pumpkin seeds, and orange and grapefruit segments tossed in a citrus-jalapeño vinaigrette; garnished with pomegranate seeds

Pozole Rojo A hearty chicken soup made with ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, hominy, garlic and oregano; garnished with lettuce, onion, radishes and avocado

Antojitos / Appetizers

Choice of:

Romeritos Shrimp and cotija cheese patties in a pasilla chile mole sauce; served with new red potatoes, cactus paddle and romeritos (a Mexican herb similar to rosemary)

Queso Flameado Panela cheese marinated in olive oil, garlic, oregano, parsley, thyme and marjoram; flambéed tableside with tequila and served with a roasted red jalapeño salsa along with homemade tortillas

Tamales Caseros Two homemade tamales traditionally prepared during Las Posadas:

Rojo- Fresh corn tamal filled with pulled pork in a red guajillo salsa and wrapped in a banana leaf

Verde- Fresh corn tamal filled with shredded chicken in a green tomatillo salsa
Platos Fuertes / Main Course
Choice of:

Pavo en Pipian Verde Herb-marinated roasted turkey leg and breast simmered in a green pumpkin seed mole; served with a chorizo-potato cake and watercress salad

Carne Asada Zamora Tequila marinated grilled skirt steak topped with arbol chile spiked whole beans; served with guacamole, grilled knob onions and two poblano & onion quesadillas

Bacalao a la Viscaina Dried salted cod made with new red potatoes, tomatoes, onions, red bell pepper, olives, capers and banana peppers; served with toasted bread and saffron rice

Carnitas de Pato Crispy confit duck legs served with ancho-pepper peanut salsa and sweet corn tamales topped with crema

Crepas con Flor de Calabaza Sweet corn masa crepes filled with squash blossoms and a three-cheese blend; served with a creamy poblano salsa and black organic rice

Postres / Desserts

Choice of:

Rompope Tres Leches Vanilla sponge caked soaked in a three-milk sauce and rompope; sprinkled with white chocolate shavings, almond whipped topping and fresh blueberries

Churros con Champurado Traditional fried-dough pastry snack drizzled with agave-mango nectar and served with a chocolate-based, thick Mexican drink infused with cinnamon and vanilla bean

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610

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One response to “Feliz Año Nuevo at Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

  1. J Trigu

    Where can I purchase fresh romeritos?

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