Departure Celebrates New Year's Eve — K-Pop Style!

December 12, 2012

This New Year’s Eve we are going “Gangnam Style” with a Korean Inspired 4 course family style menu with options including DEPARTURE favorites for $50 per person.  The menu features Chef Gregory Gourdet’s unique takes on traditional New Year’s dishes from Korea in addition to Departure menu favorites. Our K-POP Party kicks into high gear from 11pm to 2am, DJ Sasha Couture spinning Korean Pop as well as the most popular party songs of 2012!

 

Guests will experience dinner family style, however, every guest gets to choose an option from each course. We recommend diners order different items from each course to experience as many flavors as possible. As always, vegan and gluten free options will be available to accommodate dietary preferences. And, no New Year’s Eve would be complete without some amazing cocktails from our bartenders infused with the spices and flavors found throughout Southeast Asia yet made with spirits and ingredients found in the Northwest, global wine offerings, and the city’s largest sake list.

New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

$50 per person

 

Guests select one choice from each of the courses below (all served family style):

First Course
SMOKED SALMON ROLL, asparagus tempura, black sesame dill
UNAGI-BEEF TENDERLOIN ROLL, barbecued eel, roasted garlic soy caramel
DEPARTURE WINGS, sweet chili glaze
BRUSSELS SPROUTS, chili, lime, mint
KOREAN SEAFOOD PANCAKE, mussels, grilled scallops, roasted jalapeno
BEER AND MISO MARINATED PORK BELLY ssam, butter lettuce, garlic

 Second Course
KANI AVOCADO ROLL, Dungeness crab, citrus, crispy aromatics
CHILI PRAWNS, candies walnuts, hearts of palm, scallion
CURRY NOODLES, chicken, pickled mustard greens, toasted chili
TUNA POKE, chili, sesame, whit ponzu, rice crisps
CRISPY PORK BELLY, pickled cherries, ginger, pumpkin seeds
BEEF KALBI, marinated beef short ribs, Korean chili, grilled onions

 Third Course
BIBIMBAP, KOSHIHIKARI, WAGYU BEEF, EGG, KIMCHEE, KOCHUJIANG
CHICKEN ADOBO, ROASTED GARLIC, KURI SQUASH, CALAMANSI
KOREAN SHELLFISH BROTH, RED MISO, GRILLED RICE CAKES
ISHIYAKI STEAK, stone grilled wagyu strip sirloin, ginger, garlic, tare supplement  $7
SASHIMI PLATTER, market fish (TBD)
THICK NOODLES, Dungeness crab, pork, vegetables, “fried sauce”

Dessert
PERSIMMON CAKE, SPICED HONEY ICE CREAM
WARM DONUT, KOREAN CHILI AND CHOCOLATE
SHAVED COCONUT ICE, adzuki beans, fruit jellies, rice cakes, toasted cashew