Newly opened Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar is turning on the holiday charm for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, including a time honored Feast of Fishes the night before Christmas and enchanting masquerade ball party to ring in the New Year. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day so staff can spend time with family and friends.
Christmas Eve: Feast of Seven Fishes
Celebrating this traditional night before Christmas dining affair with its own creative twist, guests will be indulged in a special four-course menu, including wine flight pairing option for each course. In the Italian-style tradition of sharing this evening as if dining at home with family and friends, this will be the only menu served. Full bar, wine, beer and specialty cocktail list will also be available.
Amuse | Tuna Crudo
1st | Roasted Skate Fish & Charred Octopus
2nd | Rock Shrimp Carbonara
3rd | Grilled Whole Branzino | Blistered Shishito Peppers | Salt Crusted Baby Potatoes
4th | Apple Tarte Tatin
Wine Flight Pairing: $25/person
Hours: Seating available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: Blasé Bistro Masquerade Ball
With a hint of the mysterious and Italian-inspired five-course meal, Blasé Bistro owners, Cindy Breslin and Kevin Skiest are throwing a special Masquerade Ball party featuring Alie Kats Band, party favors, masks and champagne toast. BYOM or wear one of the provided masks and indulge in the special Prix Fixe menu with options for each course. Wine pairing flights as well as full bar and thoughtfully selected wine list also available.
Menu: The Prix Fixe, five-course includes an antipasto/ceviche starter followed by il primo with pasta and risotto options. Il secondo will offer a choice of meat and fish dishes accompanied by the traditional vegetable il contorno. Dolce features the finishing sweet including complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Wine Flight Pairing add-on: $35/person
Hours: Regular dinner menu: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Masquerade Ball and Prix Fixe dinner 8 PM -1 AM . Live entertainment and Champagne Toast at Midnight | Bar will remain open to volume.
Reservations and information:
Located at 1920 Hillview Street in Sarasota’s Southside Village, Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar is open for happy hour, dinner service and late night dining, Monday-Saturday. Happy Hour runs 4-7 p.m. Mon-Thurs and 4-6 p.m. Fri-Sat. Dinner services begins at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Wed and until 10 p.m. Thurs-Sat. Late night dining menu available 9-11 p.m. Mon-Wed and 10 p.m.to midnight Thurs-Sat. For more information, restaurant updates and on-line reservations, visit BlaseBistro.com, call 941-312-6850 or visit Blasé Bistro Hillview on Facebook and Instagram.
About Blasé Café & Martini Bar
Owned and operated by partners Cynthia Breslin and Kevin Skiest, Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar offers a unique French Mediterranean dining experience with regional influences. Blasé Bistro is the second restaurant to open under the Blasé name, the first being the 22+ year Blasé Café & Martini Bar on Siesta Key, opened by Breslin in 1997, which grew from one table in one space to what is now a 100-seat restaurant with three bars and the adjacent pizza and craft beer restaurant, Pi 3.14, which opened in 2016. Partner Kevin Skiest, a real estate and business investor, joined the Blasé family in 2016 to help re-organize and re-energize the business.
Photos courtesy of Sande Caplin & Associates.