ARUN’S THAI RESTAURANT
12-Course New Year’s Eve at Arun’s
Monday, December 31; open at 5 p.m.
$150 per person for 12-courses (food only)
Albany Park’s Thai fine dining stalwart, Arun’s Thai Restaurant, invites guests to enjoy a flavorful and visually stunning multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner. For $150 per person, diners will enjoy 12 artfully crafted Thai delicacies and a pour of champagne preceded by a complimentary amuse-bouche in the kitchen with world-renowned and James Beard award-winning chef Chef Arun Sampanthavivat. The complete menu is available below.
Throughout the evening, Arun’s craft bar will mixing up a special bubbly cocktail to pair with the occasion in addition to their existing Thai-influenced drink program featuring $15 cocktails like the Black Thai Affair (muddle blackberries and Thai basil, Lillet Blanc, Caorunn Gin, lemonade, topped with prosecco and garnished with blackberry and Thai basil). $10 mocktails will include the Seasonal Virgin Sour (cucumber and watermelon puree, house-made sour mix, egg white, lavender and melon kombucha) and more. Guests can RSVP by calling (773) 539-1909, on OpenTable or by visiting www.arunsthai.com.
(Credit: courtesy of Arun’s)
ARUN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU
-Tom Yum: Hot & sour clear broth with herbs and bits of mushroom
-Chef’s Surprise Bite
-Trio Platter: Kratong Thong, fried shrimp roll, and purple blossom dumplings glazed with sweet and sour tamarind sauce
-Sang Wa: Refreshing prawn salad on shiso leaf
-Hoy Tord: Oyster pancake with spicy roasted chili sauce and mayo-sweet chili sauce
-Crab Cake: Crab cake with baby arugula salad, topped with golden fried pouch filled with seasoned crab
-Phad Thai: Traditional Thai rice noodles with shrimp, tofu bits, sweet turnip, garlic chives and beansprouts
-Nua Num Tok: Slice of tender Wagyu beef on spicy herbs
-Kheow-Wan Gai: Chicken roll green curry with baby eggplants and sweet basil
-Phrik Khing: Bangkok-style crispy pork in sweet red pepper sauce
-Lobster: Succulent lobster smothered in rich ginger curry sauce
-Pla Kratiam: Bancini (or stripe bass) with roasted chili, garlic and shallot sauce
-Apple Crumble: Apple crumble with toasted almond flakes, drizzled with chocolate coulis
-Poached Pear: Poached Bosc pear in red wine, accompanied by refreshing lemongrass and lime sorbet
Location: 4156 N. Kedzie | Chicago, IL 60618 | 773.539.1909 | www.arunsthai.com
New Year’s Eve Hours: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last reservation seated)