Where to Ring in the New Year

Hint: it’s in Media and Villanova.

Welcome a brand-new year in delicious company at Villanova’s Azie on Main and Azie in Media. On New Year’s Eve, both restaurants will be offering their a la carte menus in addition to holiday-inspired specials during open seating from 5–10 p.m.

Media: Order from Azie’s a la carte menu, or choose from Chef Kaz’s special New Year’s Eve additions: crab chowder with baby Portobello mushroom and stuffed crab Rockefeller; seafood cocktail with king crab, shrimp, oyster, apple horseradish and herb oil; aged Australian A3 Wagyu New York strip steak with zucchini pasta, roasted almond, Pecorino Romano and truffle salt; and bombe Alaska—raspberry sorbet, vanilla bourbon ice cream and hazelnut sponge cake with hot chocolate sauce. Reservations recommended; make yours by calling (610) 566-4750.

Villanova: In addition to Azie on Main’s a la carte menu, Chef Ricardo Franco will be ringing in 2015 with specials to include oxtail consommé with Kobe beef wontons; king crab roll with avocado, masago and spicy mayo in a soy wrapper; surf and turf—braised Kobe with a lobster, crab, scallop and shrimp chowder; and triple chocolate mousse with caramel sauce. Save your space at the feast by calling (610) 527-5700.

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You’ll also find plenty more to celebrate this season at Azie’s with its bevy of new brunch, lunch and bar offerings:

  • Drink up at the make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar at Azie on Main. Choose from a selection of eight mixes and more than a dozen toppings, including jumbo shrimp cocktail, bleu cheese and jalapeño stuffed olives, gherkins and pepperoncinis.
  • Azie on Main’s new Sunday brunch buffet includes an omelet station, blueberry Belgian crepes, French toast, Japanese fried chicken, shrimp cocktail, filet with mushroom demi, a complimentary glass of champagne and more. Sunday brunch is offered from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • The new lunch menu at Azie on Main offers up a Mandarin salad; foie gras sushi; steamed pork dumplings; fish tacos; shrimp fried rice; an 8 oz. Kobe burger topped with onion rings, wasabi aioli and truffled fries; sushi rolls, sashimi, and combo sets; and other delights.
  • Azie in Media has just rolled out its new bar menu, featuring sushi, finger food, sake and cocktails. The location is also introducing a new music program every Tuesday from 5–8 p.m. Head to State Street and enjoy the jazzy sounds of the Santucci Trio in Azie’s cozy lounge.

Azie in Media, 217 West State St., Media, (610) 566-4750, www.azie-restaurant.com

Azie on Main, 789 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700, www.azieonmain.com.

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