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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Great Southern Restaurants

Join us on Saturday, December 31st, to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Great Southern Restaurants! All of our restaurants will be open, with special New Year’s Eve features created by Chef Jason Hughes, Executive Chef Irv Miller, Executive Chef Jennifer Compton and Executive Chef James Briscione. Hours for each restaurant as well as special features, are as follows:

The Fish House

The Fish House, located on the water in downtown Pensacola, is once again preparing to celebrate the New Year. 

The Fish House will be offering two special seating’s for the evening, in the main dining room, for our annual New Year’s Eve wine and food event. The seating’s will be held at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef Jason Hughes with a fixed-price, five-course menu along with hand-selected wine pairings. The cost per person is $100 (excludes tax and gratuity) with complimentary favors included. As always, we will offer walk-in service all evening throughout the complex, serving from our standard menus. 

The featured menu for the New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner is as follows:

Amuse Bouche

Artisanal Cheese Board – with aged blue, gorgonzola, sharp cheddar and fontina, house-made crackers, grainy mustard, house-made stone fruit jam and fresh fruit paired with Schramsberg Vineyards, Mirabelle Brut, California NV

First Course – Choice of 

Bourbon-Brown Butter Baked Oysters featuring Gulf Coast oysters, bourbon-infused brown butter, crispy country ham, lime zest, cilantro and cracked pepper paired with Domaine Andre Vatan, Les Charmes Sancerre, France, 2020

Pigs in a Blanket with house-made Duroc pork sausage, laminated buttermilk biscuit dough, herbed grainy mustard, spicy cranberry pepper sauce, house-made smoked tomato ketchup paired with Domaine Andre Vatan, Les Charmes Sancerre, France, 2020

Second Course 

Winter Citrus and Root Vegetable with roasted baby turnips, beets, rutabaga, parsnip lemon-herb vinaigrette, local satsuma, clementine, pomegranate, watercress, green goddess dressing, puffed quinoa and chili crunch paired with Domaine Weinbach, Alsace Riesling, France, 2020

Heirloom Tomato Caprese with Cool Weather Heirloom tomatoes, marinated tomato salad, burrata, arugula, basil, balsamic reduction, Shoreline Olive Oil, Emerald Coast Bread Co. crostini paired with Domaine Weinbach, Alsace Riesling, France, 2020

Third Course – Choice of

Tomahawk Pork Chop featuring bone-in Berkshire pork chop, braised turnip greens, C & D Mill Stone-Ground Potlikker Rice Grits, Sweet Corn Spoon Bread and Bourbon Glaze paired with Panthera, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2020

Surf & Turf featuring grilled petite filet mignon, poached Alabama Royal Red shrimp, roasted romanesco and rainbow baby carrots, potato pave, Maldon Sea Salt, herbes de provence and béarnaise paired with Ponzi Vineyards, Chardonnay Reserve, Willamette Valley Oregon, 2019

Seared Gulf Red Snapper with local field pea Hoppin’ John risotto, Bill-E’s batch bacon, sauteed baby green beans, seared exotic mushrooms, Meyer lemon butter sauce, shaved winter truffle and gremolata paired with Marietta Cellars, Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2018

Dessert – Choice of

Flourless Chocolate Tiramisu Cake with flourless chocolate cake, espresso caramel, mascarpone mousse, amaretto zabaione, mocha-roasted almonds paired with Cossart Gordon, Rainwater Madeira, Portugal

Old World Pie featuring goat cheese and honey pie, rye crust, roasted strawberries, walnut baklava brittle, orange marmalade paired with Warres Port, 10 year Otima Tawny Port, Portugal

To reserve your table for New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner at the Fish House for the 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. seating, please call 850-287-0200 or email Taylor@goodgrits.com

Jackson’s Steakhouse

Jackson’s, located in the heart of downtown on Plaza Ferdinand, is once again preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Ring in the New Year with us at Jackson’s Steakhouse on Saturday, December 31st. We will be open for dinner service beginning at 5:00 p.m. 

In addition to our standard dinner menu, Chef Irv Miller will be offering special dinner features to celebrate the occasion: Steakhouse Salad with red grape tomatoes, cucumber, thick-sliced red onion, Moody blue cheese, Bill-E’s bacon, assorted greens with watercress tossed in creamy roasted garlic dressing; Gulf Shrimp with Wild Mushrooms featuring shrimp, shallot, garlic and Florida wild mushrooms, dry sherry cream sauce and fresh thyme; Cowboy-Crusted 16-ounce Prime Delmonico with espresso Chile spices, cheddar potatoes gratin and roasted rainbow carrots, bourbon-pickled jalapeños. We will be offering half priced bottles of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne for $72.50, as well as $10 glasses of house-made Arancello to celebrate the occasion.

According to Steve Eskridge, general manager, “We’re excited about New Year’s Eve. Don’t wait to reserve your table, every year’s celebration fills quickly.” 

At midnight, all are welcome to stop by Jackson’s and enjoy complimentary Hoppin’ John. Call 850-469-9898 or visit our website, www.jacksonsrestaurant.com today to secure your New Year’s Eve reservation.

Five Sisters Blues Café

Five Sisters Blues Café will be open for both lunch and dinner service on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31.

We will be offering lunch service 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. serving from our standard menu featuring soups, starters, sandwiches and platters along with favorites including Aunt Sara’s Southern fried chicken, Southern seafood platter, our famous Chicken and Waffles — and much more. 

New Year’s Eve dinner service begins at 4:00 p.m. and will be available until 10:00 p.m. In addition, to our full dinner menu, we will be offering a special New Year’s Eve feature: BBQ braised short ribs served over caramelized leek and Parmesan whipped potatoes, finished with grilled lobster tail and sauteed green beans $36.95.

We will also offer party favors at dinner as well as well as local favorite Cat Daddy Blues Band performing 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.fivesistersbluescafe.com

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano will be offering three special seatings for the evening of New Year’s Eve. The seatings will be held at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef James Briscione with a fixed-price, four-course menu. The cost per person is $100, with complementary parking in Southtowne parking garage and party favors. Tax and gratuity are not included. Wine Director Brooke Parkhurst will have an Italian wine pairing available for the meal for an additional $35, as well as a bottle feature, Monte Rosso Brut Blanc de Blanc Franciacorta for $75. The menu is as follows:

First Course

-choice of-

Tuna Tartare

Louisiana Bowfin Caviar, umami mayo, toasted sesame, crispy risotto

or

Tuscan Pork and Foie Gras Terrine

Champagne and apricot mostarda, arugula, pickled ramps, pistachio

Wine Pairing: Avissi Sparkling Rosé

Second course

Winter Greens Salad

Local greens, pear, walnut, Calabrian chili and truffle honey vinaigrette

Third Course

-choice of-

Duo of Beef

Roasted beef tenderloin, chianti braised short rib, black truffle and Parmesan potato gratin

Wine Pairing: Vallepicciola Pievasciata Super Tuscan 2018

Or 

Gulf Fish

Pan seared local fish, winter vegetable risotto, Gulf crab meuniere

Wine Pairing:  Massolino Langhe Chardonnay 2017

Or

Lobster Ravioli

Squid ink pasta, tomato, lobster cream

Wine Pairing: Donnafugata Ben Ryé 2017

Fourth Course

-choice of-

Chocolate Cremeux Cake

Toasted pistachios, smoked salt caramel, espresso cardamom gelato

Or

Butterscotch Panna Cotta

Spiced poached pear, toffee crunch, gluten free gingersnap cookie, sea salt

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 850-542-8398 or visit our website, www.angelenaspensacola.com  to reserve your table at Angelena’s for the most exciting night of the year.

Great Southern New Year’s Eve Grab and Go

In addition to on-property dining, Great Southern Restaurants will be offering a full New Year’s Eve Grab and Go package featuring our sister restaurant, Five Sisters Blues Café. The package is based on six people with additional orders available in increments of six. 

The New Year’s Meal includes: 

Smoked Brisket

Collards Greens

Black Eyed Peas

Cornbread

The six-person package is $85 plus tax. Orders are being taken now and can be placed until noon on Tuesday, December 27. Pickups will be available Saturday, December 31, 2:00 p.m. until  5:00 p.m. The meal will be fully cooked and will include reheating directions. Please note: there will be no substitutions. Additional sides can be ordered and are listed on our full Grab and Go menu. 

To place your order and schedule pickup, please contact our events department at 850-433-9450 or events@goodgrits.com


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