Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne Ring In The New Year At Lucques, Tavern And A.o.c.

A Speakeasy at Lucques; Spanish-Themed Noche Vieja at A.O.C;
and a 60's Supper Club at Tavern to Celebrate 2014

LOS ANGELES, California; December 19, 2013 - Chef Suzanne Goin and her business partner and Sommelier Caroline Styne, have New Year's celebration on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, covered in Los Angeles with three festive themed menus offered in their restaurants, Lucques, a.o.c. &Tavern.

With a diversity of dishes, and each venue showcasing the imagination and signature style of James Beard Foundation award-winning chef Suzanne Goin, Angelenos can choose the menu and the setting that fits their personal taste for ringing in 2014. Chef-owner Goin artfully crafted the seasonal menus for each restaurant location created for the preferences of their customers.

At Lucques, the flagship restaurant opened in 1998, the restaurant will be transformed into the Lucques Speakeasy, serving a five course menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza. The Prohibition Era-inspired menu includes steak tartare with Dijon and quail egg; filet of sole meuni´┐Żre, herb-roasted lamb chops and babas au rhum. The first seating is priced at $110; the second seating is priced at $150 per guest, including party favors, a midnight toast and a specialty rum cart. Originally the rustic carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate, Lucques' decor of brick, wood beams, garden setting and cozy fireplace provides a warm and charming setting, perfect for celebrating.

a.o.c., the ground-breaking wine bar with a market-driven small plates menu and celebrated wine list, is spending their first year in their new home with a Noche Vieja - A Spanish New Year's Eve. Guests will enjoy six Spanish-styled courses, including tapas of Spanish cured meats and bacalao with roasted peppers; grilled quail with chorizo; and a.o.c. paella, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Lauren Herman. The first seating is $95; the second seating is $135 per guest and includes a champagne toast. Known for its excellent wine selections by Caroline Styne, a.o.c.'s $45 wine pairing, drawn from its list of biodynamic, organic and sustainable wines, is certain to enhance the menu and experience.

Tavern, a chic space designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, will tribute the 60's Supper Club with an evening of dishes prepared by Chef de Cuisine Chris Reynoso. The dining room, boasting a glass roofed atrium and sumptuous bar with deep cushioned seating, invites the clinking of martini and Manhattan glasses, witty conversation and stylish dining in this Brentwood neighborhood. On New Year's Eve, Tavern will feature an abundant raw oyster bar and tableside martini cart to complement a menu of Supper Club dinner classics as interpreted by Suzanne Goin. A live band will perform Sinatra-era tunes perfect for swooning, crooning and dancing. Pricing is $85 per guest for the first seating; $100 per guest for the second seating, which includes party favors, live music and midnight toast.

Expect optional wine pairings by Caroline Styne, perfectly mixed New Year's cocktails crafted by Head Barman Christiaan Rollich and decadent desserts prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Christina Olufson at all locations.

Suzanne Goin was named one of Food and Wine magazine's "Best New Chefs" in 1999, within a year after opening her first restaurant. In 2005, Suzanne's cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, was published by Alfred A. Knopf. In 2006, the James Beard Foundation acknowledged Suzanne's culinary achievements with the award for Best Chef California and an award for her cookbook, Best Cookbook from a Professional Viewpoint. Goin's second book, The A.O.C. Cookbook with wine notes by Caroline Styne, also published by Alfred A. Knopf, debuted in October 2013 to glowing reviews in both the Unite


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