A Toast to 2013 at Dio Deka Los Gatos

Photography by Jack Hutch

The family at Dio Deka, the award-winning Hellenic restaurant located in Los Gatos, CA, invites guests to ring in 2013 with them and their annual New Year’s Eve party. The restaurant will offer two seatings (6:00pm – 8:30pm; 8:30pm – 2:00am) each with a four-course menu featuring Greek specialties from Chef Marty Cattaneo such as Keftethakia lamb meatballs, Octapothi Scharas – mesquite-grilled octopus, Ahlado-soupa – roasted red bell pepper and pear soup; Lavraki – mesquite-grilled Mediterranean Branzino; Ostraka – seared diver scallops and Monterey abalone; and Brizola – mesquite-grilled prime bone in rib eye. Guests that attend the second seating will receive party favors, a midnight complimentary Champagne toast and encouraged to dance the night away when the bar opens up onto a dance floor with a live DJ.

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New Year’s Eve Menu

Mezethes

SpanakotiropitaCrispy phyllo pastries, baby spinach, Greek sheep and goat milk cheeses, braised leeks

KeftethakiaLamb meatballs, blistered grapes, Kalamansi yogurt, light herb broth

Octapothi ScharasMesquite-grilled octopus, romesco, lemon vinaigrette, grated hazelnuts

MapakiaRoasted brussels sprouts, sweet herbs, slowly cooked egg, Greek honey and lemon

Soupa & Salata

Ahlado-soupaRoasted red bell pepper and pear soup, crispy phyllo crackers, Greek almond milk, tiny cilantro

Horiatiki“Greek Village salad”, little tomatoes, red onions, Kalamata olives, smoky bread, romaine, feta cheese, cucumber

Prasini SalataMixed greens picked this morning, Mariquita roots roasted and raw, carrot top pesto

Kiria Piata

Lavraki … Mesquite-grilled Mediterranean Branzino, braised winter-greens, herbed potatoes

Ostraka … Seared diver scallops and Monterey abalone, mastic poached mushrooms, farro, bacon consomme (add $10)

Paithakia … Mesquite-grilled double-cut lamb chops, lemony potatoes, whipped spinach

Brizola … Mesquite-grilled prime bone in rib eye, aged 30 days, grilled bread, Greek chimichurri (add $20)

Fileto … Mesquite-grilled prime filet mignon, aged 30 days grilled bread, Greek Chimichurri

Epidorpio

Loukoumathes … Traditional Greek beignets, honey syrup scented with cinnamon

Fanouropita … Greek bread pudding, rosemary caramel, rosemary shortbread, crème fraiche ice cream

Sokolatina … Chocolate cake spiced with anise, yogurt sorbet, white chocolate mousse, licorice

The menus are priced at $95 per person during the first seating and $125 per person during the second seating. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (408) 354-7700. Visit