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New Year's Eve Dinner & Drinks in Chicago

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Come for the Food, Stay for the Party

Our New Year's Eve Dinner prix fixe menu is brought to you by our new Executive Chef Brett Neubauer. The fixed menu option begins at 5pm, and also offers expertly-paired beer, wine & cocktail suggestions for those that want to imbibe.

After dinner service ends (around 10pm), our DJ will help create a more upbeat atmosphere for you to ring in the new year. We'll have room to dance, late night snacks and a champagne toast at midnight. A delightful twist on NYE in Chicago.

Reservations highly encouraged. Reserve here >>

Last prix fixe seating @ 9pm •  a la carte beverage pairings at menu price regular menu available

NYE Prix Fixe Menu

75.00 pp, 100.00 pp with beverage pairings

1st Course

Australian Truffle & Foie Gras Bites: truffle foie gras mousse, port, espelette pepper

  • Beer Pairing: Brasserie St. Feuillien Saison
  • Wine Pairing: Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
  • Cocktail Pairing: Howells Royale: Huckleberry Jam, Rosemary Simple, Bubbles


2nd Course (choose 1)

Lobster Bisque: smoked crème fraiche, aleppo pepper, sour dough

  • Beer Pairing: Sunner “Unfiltered” Kolsch
  • Wine Pairing: A to Z Pinot Gris

Lobster & Spinach: Maine lobster, ice spinach, Amercian vinaigrette, pickled daikon, smoked pear

  • Beer Pairing: Krombacher Pilsner
  • Wine Pairing: Tangent Sauvigon Blanc
  • Cocktail Pairing: Local Berry Sangria: Local Berries, Malbec, Ginger Beer


3rd Course (choose 1)

Truffle Risotto: butter-poached lobster, arugula, Australian truffle, American sauce

  • Beer Pairing: Tyranena Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown
  • Wine Pairing: Solena Pinot Noir Grand Cuvee

Scallops: charred onion puree, cipolini onion, pickled ramps, black garlic vinaigrette, frisee

  • Beer Pairing: Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA
  • Wine Pairing: E Guigal Cotes-Du-Rhone Rose
  • Cocktail Pairing: Rum Runnin’: Local Berry Jam, Rosemary Tincture, Dark Rum, Rosemary Flame

60 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye: 12oz painted hills ribeye, Australian truffle, buttermilk mashed potatoes, charred rapini, red wine reduction

  • Beer Pairing: Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
  • Wine Pairing: Mitolo Shiraz Jester
  • Cocktail Pairing: Hatting in the Hood: FEW Bourbon, House Brandied Cherries, Carpano Antica, Orange Bitters


4th Course (choose 1)

Chocolate Mousse: Hazelnut mousse, candied hazelnut, chocolate crisp, chocolate ice cream

  • Beer Pairing: Dark Horse Raspberry Ale
  • Wine Pairing: Milbrandt Traditions Merlot

Butterscotch Bread Pudding: Brioche bread, vanilla bean custard, rum raisin ice cream, butterscotch sauce

  • Beer Pairing: Greenbush Distorter Porter
  • Wine Pairing: Milbrandt Traditions Merlot
  • Cocktail Pairing: Butter Beer: Root Beer, Butterscotch, Jameson, Horchata, Cinnamon, Egg White, Cherry

Reservations highly encouraged. Reserve here >>

New Year's Day Hangover Brunch

Our New Year's Day Hangover Brunch is like our Sunday BIG Brunch, but infused with mouthwatering extra items designed to help cure a hangover. January 1, 2015: 10am - 2pm

Here are just a few of our hangover-inspired NY Day brunch items:

  • Doritos Chilaquiles
  • Doughnut French Toast
  • Cheeseburger Strata
  • 7 Layer Dip
  • Omelet Bar