RockSugar Sweetens New Year’s Eve For Couples

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen Photo: Hadley Tomicki

You’re doing your best to spend as little loot as possible this New Year’s Eve when along comes your romantic interest wanting in on some fun. Enter RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, who’s offering a five-course dinner priced at just $88 per couple.

The Rock Sugar space has all the blockbuster appeal of a Vegas restaurant, half Buddha- Bar, half-museum of actual Thai artifacts, and chef Ismail Mohan’s food transcends gimmick to cover a swath of South Asian flavors, highlighting his own sweet and sour take on regional recipes. The dinner’s price embraces lucky Chinese numerology, offers a lot of choice, and if one chooses to pair an entire meal with Perrier-Jouet, costs an additional $60 a couple. Reservation details and RockSugar’s full New Year’s Eve menu are below.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu at RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
$88 per couple. Paired with Perrier-Jouet, Grand Brut Champagne for an additional $60
Reservations: 310-552-9988

Course one ~ select three items to share

Crispy Chicken Samosas
Cilantro Yogurt

Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, Green Onions and Citrus-Soy Sauce

Vegetarian Flatbread
Chinese Chives and Garlic with Red Curry Sauce

Indian Stuffed Flatbread
Beef, Onions and Spicy Homemade Ketchup

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls
Shiitake Mushrooms, Chayote, Tofu, Glass Noodles and Sweet-Hot Chili Sauce

Lacquered BBQ Ribs
Chili-Caramel Sesame Glaze

Crisp Calamari
Marinated in Coconut Milk with Chili-Pepper Sauce and Micro Greens

Crispy Sweet-Hot Shrimp
Tempura Eggplant, Tamarind Chili-Palm Sugar Sauce

Chicken Satay
Aachar Pickle and Peanut Sauce

Soups and Salads
Course two ~ select one item to share

Green Mango and Papaya Salad
Tomatoes, Carrots, Crushed Peanuts and Crispy Shallots

Grapefruit Jicama Salad
Red Cabbage, Candied Pecans, Rau Ram and Ruby Grapefruit

Coconut Chicken Soup
Shiitake Mushrooms, Thai Basil and Galangal

Meats and Seafood
Course three ~ select one item per guest to share

Indonesian Grilled Chicken
Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Coconut Milk and Chilies

Nyonya Seared Scallops
Roasted Cauliflower, Okra and Tamarind Yellow Curry

Singapore Black Pepper Filet
Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms

Tai Snapper
Gailan, Shiitake Mushrooms and Padifield Sauce

Noodles, Rice and Vegetables
Course four ~ select one item per guest to share

Nyonya Sambal Eggplant
Sweet Soy and Chilies

Asparagus and Green Beans
Black Bean Sauce

Indian Spiced Cauliflower
Spicy Tomato Curry

Thai Noodles with Vegetables
Snow Peas, Tofu, Crushed Peanuts and Egg

Mapo Egg Noodles
Minced Chicken, Sesame and Chili Oil

Ginger Fried Rice
Chinese Sausage, Leeks, Egg, Sesame and Crispy Garlic

Festive Rice
Coconut, Lemongrass, Pandan Leaves and Cashews

Course five ~ select one item per guest to share

Caramelized Banana Custard Cake
Milk Chocolate Ice Cream, Malted Creme Anglaise and Praline Nut Brittle

Warm Coconut Doughnuts
Passion Fruit Sauce

Creme Brulee
Mango and Spiced Chocolate

RockSugar Sweetens New Year’s Eve For Couples