| December 16, 2013 | Calendar
North Scottsdale’s Italian gem to host both early and late NYE seatings and celebrations
New Year’s Eve is one of the most magical nights of the year; it celebrates the best of the past year and anticipates the best of the future year. This year, celebrate the triumphs of 2013 and the future achievements of 2014 with the finest traditional Italian cuisine at Sassi. Sassi will host both early and late seatings for its New Year’s Eve celebration.
The first seating for Sassi’s special New Year’s Eve dinner will begin at 5:30 pm with three different Sputini served for cocktail hour. Enjoy a Sassi sausage, lentils, and mostarda di frutta Crostini, an Ahi Crudo comprised of purple scallion, sweet and spice calabrian chile, and shiitake mushroom, and Gamberoni, pancetta wrapped shrimp with apricot horseradish condimento.
After cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm starting with a choice of Antipasti. Select from the Porcini Mushroom Panna Cotta made with black truffle caviar, green onion and parsley puree, and a parsnip crisp or the Lobster Vellutata with lemon mascarpone and black pepper biscotti. For the Secondi choose from the Brasato al Barolo, Wood Oven Roasted Vermont Quail, or Wood Grilled Florida Grouper. The Brasato al Barolo is comprised of beef short rib braised in Barolo with Parmesan and herb polenta and horseradish-citrus gremolata. The Quail is served with pancetta stuffing and apricot and pistachio farrotto and the Grouper is made with oven-cured tomatoes, artichokes, rock shrimp, and preserved citrus. Finish the celebratory evening with a Dolce of Sogno Nero which is flourless chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel and a praline crunch.
The second seatings begin at 6:30 with cocktail hour beforehand is priced at $85 per person and guests are asked to give up their table by 8:30 pm. For guests looking for later eating times, reservations are offered at 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 pm. For the dinner reservations after 6:30, a Primi course of Raviolo alla Campidanese with saffron stained pasta, spicy pork and ricotta filling, and Pecorino will be offered in addition the other courses. The later reservations will also enjoy live entertainment, party favors, and champagne at midnight for the price of $135 per person. Prices do not include alcoholic beverages, 20% service charge or sales tax.
To save a space for this special night, please place your reservation online at http://sassi.biz/. Your credit card is needed for confirmation but will only be charged in the case of a cancellation. The bill will be presented for payment at the end of the dinner.
For more information about Sassi or to request photos or interviews contact Melissa Rein.