Cafe Japengo Offers Prix Fixe Menu and a Duo of Staycation Packages this New Year's Eve

December 7, 2012

Cafe Japengo, the award-winning sushi and Asian fusion restaurant located in the Aventine lifestyle complex, has announced a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner in addition to two all-encompassing packages for New Year’s Eve celebrators. Packages will include the staycation-style “Japengo Dine and Stay” and “Dance and Stay” options.

Cafe Japengo’s New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner will be created by Executive Chef Jay Payne and Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner and will be priced at $59 per person. With a choice of starter, entrée and dessert, menu highlights will include: Curry Calamari in Thai Lime Vinaigrette, Braised Pork Belly in a Steamed Bao Bun, Organic Salmon with Vegetables in a Port Demi Glace, and Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Prawns with Forbidden Rice and Suzie’s Farm Vegetables. Chocolate Lava Cake or Tempura Banana with Vanilla Gelato and Raspberry and Mango Sorbet with Fresh Fruit will round out the night’s experience. Vegetarian options will be available upon request and Cafe Japengo’s regular Pacific Rim and sushi menus will be available.

The “Dance and Stay” package ($179) and “Japengo Dine and Stay” package ($299) will grant guests a hotel room at Hyatt Regency La Jolla—complete with a bottle of celebratory champagne—through the night of December 31. Additional benefits will include admission to the New Year’s countdown party at Michael’s Lounge, located inside the hotel. This party will include a DJ, dancing, party favors, late night dessert buffet and balloon drop at midnight. Following the night’s celebrations, guests will be able to partake in a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Barcino Grill, also inside Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Those who purchase the “Japengo Dine and Stay” package will receive all aforementioned benefits, plus dinner for two at Cafe Japengo, with a choice of either the New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu or a $59 per person credit toward the regular menu.

Cafe Japengo is one of San Diego’s top restaurants for sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine.  Featuring innovative menus for lunch and dinner along with a series of gluten-free options, the restaurant also boasts an award-winning sushi bar, a hot happy hour scene and an extensive selection of the world’s best wines and sakes.  Behind each culinary masterpiece is the talent of Executive Chef Jay Payne and Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner, who began his career at the restaurant when it first opened 22 years ago.  Cafe Japengo is located at 8960 University Center Lane in the Aventine complex.

For further information or to book a New Year’s Eve reservation through Cafe Japengo, call 858-450-3355.  To stay up-to-date on the latest news and offerings at Cafe Japengo, please visit and follow them on Facebook.

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