Oh what to do for New Years Eve, well that is so easy, just call and make a reservation for The Federal in North Hollywood, and you will have a great dinner, live entertainment. What more could you want to ring in 2015.
I just went and tried all of their glorious menu items for a New Years Eve tasting and I can tell you I was impressed. You get your choice of one menu item in each category, I tasted all of them. The food was delicious and fresh, here’s what I tried.
Ace of Spades Maestro Dobel Tequila, blackberry liquer, Fresh Lime juice, agave syrup. A good starting cocktail, its sweet in all the right places.
Bon Bon: Three Olives, Vanilla, Ventura Lemoncello, Fresh Lemon Juice, and simple syrup. I would save this one to accompany dessert, or just drink it for dessert.
Pama Piquant Infusion Pama pomegranate liqueur, infused w/ fresh cucumber & Serrano peppers. Nice sort of margarita style drink, but I prefer the Ace of Spades instead.
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma, this wine went great with the grilled shrimp, it has some nice buttery nuances that worked well with this dish.
La Flor Malbec Mendoza Argentina, the perfect wine with the grilled Rib Eye.
Baked Herb Goat Cheese with Pickled Veggie and Crostini, a good appetizer that is healthy and delicious.
Butter poached shrimp on grilled polenta with spicy pomegranate glaze, this is a nice take on grilled shrimp, it’s got gusto and the shrimp are very tender.
Chorizo Filled dated with manchego fondue, my heart skipped a beat when I tried this very innovation take on stuffed dates.
Salad Crispy Brussels Sprout spinach, crumbled goat cheese with pancetta and blackened onion, kissed with balsamic. Very hearty, good for your well-being, and a good stand bye salad.
Winter Greens roasted pear almonds and pecorino with Dijon vinaigrette. This is another great health conscious salad.
Entree to Choose:
Pan Seared Halibut roasted root vegetables and basil pesto sauce. The pesto really adds to this lovely fish.
Grill Rib Eye with garlic roasted cauliflower puree and mustard greens, chimichurri. This is what I would highly recommend for the entrée choice; its cooked to perfection and the chimichurri sauce is delightful.
Roasted Squash Ravioli with truffle brown butter and sage. I was not moved by this version of ravioli, I would skip it.
Choco Taco sweet waffle taco dipped in ganache and filled with deep chocolate mouse, if you’re a chocolate lover this will do the trick.
Cream cheese Butter cake with house made salted caramel ice cream. This is the dessert I would choose, it was really terrific.
I have been to the Federal now twice for various food tastings and have noticed that they are always trying to improve on an already great thing.
There is entertainment, DJ, dancing, dinner & drinks on New Years Eve. They have 3 different packages to choose from. The price ranges from $75.00 to $100.00 all-inclusive. So ladies put on a festive gown, and gentleman get out your tuxedo or something comparable and head over the The Federal, you will be glad you did.
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA. 91601