Don't let those artery-slicing Christmas blues get you down. One week after Christ's alleged birthday, you will have a fresh new holiday sure to blacken out the drudgery of yuletide cheer. We are, of course, talking about New Year's Eve. And if you think New Year's Eve is for amateurs, well then... you should be in an in-patient rehab program. Because that's a messed up mindset. However, you should also think again. Because New Year's Eve can be a sophisticated affair, an evening filled with bubbles, memories, fine grub, and stellar threads. It can be far more than girls puking in Union Square or inebriated bros calling you "faggot" on Valencia Street. Which is why SFist will bring you one fun, elegant and/or rad thing to do on New Year's Eve each day starting now until the demise of 2011.

Starting things out, appropriately enough, we have a prix-fixe dinner at Jardinière, a Hayes Valley restaurant that looks like an inverted champagne bottle. Brimming with winter truffles, celery root salad, dungeness crab, seabass, caviar, and more, this dinner is not for your dirty inner BPR drinker. It's grown-up time. Check it:

Calvisius Caviar,
Foie Gras and Winter Truffles
*Gosset, Brut Champagne "Excellence" Äy, France NV

Local Dungeness Crab,
Salad of Celery Root, Cara Cara Orange and Wild Arugula
*Shaya, Verdejo "Old Vines" Rueda, Spain 2010

California White Seabass,
Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Young Leeks and Rock Shrimp Jus
*Breggo, Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley, California 2010

Magruder Ranch Vitellone,
Braised Chestnuts, Pèrigord Truffles and Seared Foie Gras
*Dyer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2004

Meyer Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Bavarian and Candied Almonds
*Oremus, Tokaji, Late Harvest, Hungary 2005

First seating: 5:30pm-7:30pm
$145 per person ($55 sommelier’s wine pairings)
Second seating: 8:30 - 10:30 PM
$195 per person (additional $75 with wine pairings)

(not including tax, beverages or gratuity)

Jardinière: 300 Grove (between Franklin & Gough), S.F., 415-861-5555