The Lark Presents Its First New Year's Eve Dinner

Chef Jason Paluska's Inspired Menu Celebrates the Santa Barbara Winter Season and the Ringing in of 2014 in the Funk Zone

WHO: The Lark, Executive Chef Jason Paluska and Sous Chef Nick Flores

WHAT: Chef Jason Paluska and the team at The Lark present the first New Year's Eve
celebration with a five course tasting menu. Beginning with a new Popcorn of Star Anise, Orange, Cinnamon and Black Pepper, guests will receive an Amuse Bouche of Spiced Warm Apple and Cashew Profiteroles followed by a selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts served family style for 2 or more. Pricing is $125 per guest with optional wine pairings by Brian McClintic MS and Sommelier Eric Railsback from Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant.

New Years at The Lark
2013 - 2014

Popcorn Flavor for New Year's
Star Anise, Orange, Cinnamon, Black Pepper,
Amuse Bouche
Spiced Warm Apple & Cashew Profiteroles
Oysters & Champagne Mignonette
Fresh Horseradish, Tarragon, Lemon
Roasted Beet & Burrata
Black Olive & Hazelnut Praline, Dandelion Greens, Blood Orange
Winter Lettuces & Dungeness Crab
Satsuma, Fine Herbs, Roasted Pistachio, Avocado Vinaigrette
Citrus Cured Scottish salmon
Black Pepper Cr�me Fraiche, Dill, Pickled Shallot, Celery, Yuzu, Brioche
Duck Liver Mousse
Pecan Brittle, Pear Mostarda, Grilled Levain
House Made Gnocchi & Crispy Lamb Shoulder
Rosemary, Arugula, Pomegranate, Pecorino
Roasted Mary's Half Chicken
Grilled Bread Panzanella, Roasted Chanterelle Vinaigrette, Spinach, Preserved Lemon
Whole Grilled Dourade
Spiced Chickpeas, Spanish Chorizo, Grilled Broccoli, Piquillo, Grilled Orange
Braised Beef Shortrib
Rainbow Swiss Chard, Crispy Parsnips, Bacon Lardons, Roasted Carrots,
Black Truffle Bordelaise
Meyer Lemon Tart
Huckleberry Compote, Poppy Seed Meringue
Passionfruit Pavlova
Basil, Winter Citrus
The 'El Vez'
Cinnamon Marshmallow, Peanut Butter Ganache, Roasted Banana

WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
5:00 p.m. to closing

WHERE: The Lark
131 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WHY: The mission of The Lark is to provide not only quality food and ambiance,
but to bring together the community and celebrate the diversity of Santa Barbara. It is the goal of The Lark and its sister businesses to offer warm service in a welcoming and dynamic space to further celebrate the best that Santa Barbara and her people have to offer.

ABOUT THE LARK: The Lark pays homage to the history of California train travel and tributes the treasured and long gone Santa Barbara Fish Market. Built in the 1920's, the original commercial fish processing plant shipped their seafood products throughout the state by rail. With an imaginative yet approachable menu created by the gifted Jason Paluska, The Lark celebrates everything found around Santa Barbara County - wineries, farms, ocean and natural beauty. The stunning design strives to connect to the past and the future, using discovered objects from the past and blending them with modern, urban and industrial materials to spectacular effect.

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