Bettina Hansen, Hartford Courant
152 Simsbury Road (Riverdale Farms), Avon. 860-269-3121
Papacelle's New Year's Eve menu will be available starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. All reservations must be paid for in advance. Chef's wine pairings are available.
scallop, housemade bacon and avocado
black lentils and cotecchino
sunny-side up egg over spicy tomato sauce scented with black truffle.
Fettuccine in a spicy red fish sauce
Radiatore pasta Bolognese
Pumpkin ravioli in a sage-walnut butter sauce
Braised lobster "cacciucco"
Grilled chicken breast
Salad of slivered shiitake mushrooms, spinach and truffled cheese
Arugula salad with orange slices, fennel and freshly grated black pepper
Mixed green salad with marinated vegetables and balsamic dressing
Flourless chocolate cake with strawberry gelato
Pears braised in primitive with an orange mascarpone cream and candied walnuts
Prosecco toast at midnight.