Restaurants hope festive menus attract revelers for New Year’s Eve celebrations amid COVID-19 concerns | Gastronomy
SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) – “We’ve got snails and Chilean sea bass. We’ve got Beef Wellington, Wells Farms rib eye with bone. Lobster tails, prime rib, whatever you want. We just go. take care of our guests, ”said Tom Anderson, owner of Buck and Honey restaurants.
A festive party is an incentive for many to bid farewell to 2021, to have dinner with friends. “Hot cocoa crème brûlée and eggnog panna cotta are just two of the six desserts. we have on our NYE menu“said Anderson.
Dane County experienced extremely high levels of COVID-19 last week, so places like Buck and Honey’s Restaurant are taking every precaution to keep New Years celebrations safe.
“We space our reservations longer to give people more time to come in,” Anderson said.
When customers arrive, they are socially distanced. “We space our guests and are blessed to have plenty of room in our restaurants,” said Anderson.
Helene Palau, COO of Deja Food Restaurant Group, said: “L’Etoile prepares a five-course fixed price menu. He has hidden surprises. “
Along with their spacious interiors, the management of L’Etoile and Graze restaurants said they have prepared themselves so that customers can safely ring the New Year’s Eve.
“We have limited the seating area in our bar, so it is only available to customers who have booked. We have removed tables and our two restaurants have not really regained their capacity,” Palau said.
Still bouncing back from the pandemic, these venues continue to take security measures, ensuring their guests start the New Year with a great time and great food.
“I just hope everyone you know comes into 2022 with, hopefully, a more positive outlook,” Palau said.
“We’ve always had the concept that if we protect ourselves we can protect everyone and that has been a central concern throughout COVID, but now is the time to celebrate,” Anderson said.
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club is demanding vaccinations for its New Years Eve event and some other venues have simply decided to cancel.
A spokesperson for Cafe Coda on Williamson Street told 27 News they have decided to temporarily shut down due to growing threats from omicron and to the safety of the community. They plan to reopen in the spring.