TICO's New Years Plan: NYE Dinner/Tasting, NYD Pajama Disco Brunch

We are getting close to New Years and events created by local restaurants. The first that reached my desk is that Michael Schlow's TICO, at 14th and U Street NW, will be offering two, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, including a Tasting Menu on the 31st, and a Pajama Disco Brunch on the 1st. Here is the breakdown:

New Year's Eve – regular menu and special tasting menu
On New Year's Eve, Tico will serve its regular a la carte menu until 8:30 p.m. After 9:00 p.m., the restaurant will offer the Tico Signature Tasting Menu for $65 per person, which will also include a glass of Cava at midnight. The kitchen will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies, and will serve their a la carte menu at the bar, communal table and ceviche bar on a walk-in basis only after 9:00 p.m. All reservations from 9:00 to close will require a credit card hold, and a $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations within 48 hours. The Tico Signature Tasting Menu will include: 
  • Kingfish Ceviche with cucumber, shiso & spicy citrus sauce
  • Roasted Cauliflower with crispy favas, cotija cheese, chipotle
  • Tico's Mac 'n Cheese with Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, crunchy bread crumbs
  • Shredded Cabbage Salad with spicy salsa verde and crushed almonds
  • Homemade Chorizo with chimichurri
  • Scallops a la palncha with piquillo pepper saladand smoked paprika vinaigrette
  • Crispy Fish Tacos with red jalapeño, cabbage and chipotle
Entrée options of Pressed Chicken with broccolini, escalivada salad, and espelette mustard vinaigrette or Fresh Fish of the Day red snapper, purple kale, heirloom cherry tomatoes, sunburst squash, pickled brussels sprout leaves, shallot butter or Prime Skirt Steak w/ market vegetable salad & Tony's "Cabo Sauce." Dessert will feature Goat Milk Cheesecake with spiced mango and whole wheat graham crackers or Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with vanilla bean gelato.
Stay in your Pajamas-Disco Brunch on New Year's Day
On New Year's Day, Tico will offer a "Stay In Your Pajamas Disco Brunch" with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's. The restaurant will offer hangover cures from their popular brunch menu like Duck Confit and Green Chile Hash, Kitchen Sink Breakfast Burritos, Stuffed French Toast, Spicy Mexican Fried Chicken, and more (see below for the full menu). The special brunch will be $37.50 per person and will include all you can eat from the Pajama Disco brunch menu, bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's, and a special throwback disco soundtrack. Reservations can be made at http://www.ticodc.com/#!reserve/cfwu

Full Menu 
  • Duck Confit Hash
  • Stuffed French Toast
  • Tico Vegtable Tortilla
  • Cabbage Salad with Spicy Salsa Verde Dressing
  • Caramelized Banana Pancakes
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Grilled Ham and Cheese
  • Kitchen Sink Breakfast Burrito
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Fried Chicken with Fennel Slaw
  • Cranberry-Walnut Muffins
  • Banana Bread
  • Cinnamon & Raisin Scones
  • Cauliflower with Crunchy Fava Beans
  • Tico Mac & Cheese
  • Duck Tacos
  • Two Texture Beef Tacos
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Housemade Pork Sausage
  • Breakfast Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
  • Corn with Jalapeno, Bacon and Thai Basil