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Elegant dinner options for Turlock
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209 staff reporter

Celebrate the launch of 2016 with an elegant dinner and great company.

Turlock and Hilmar’s top restaurants are featuring a special menu for New Year’s Eve and invite you to join them.

Toscana’s Ristoranté in Turlock specializes in customer service and great food and, of course, puts on beautiful events. Their New Year’s Eve celebration will feature a three-course meal that head chef, Michael Ortiz is looking forward to prepare.

“We’re doing a special dinner menu and I’m going to feature something very elegant, but I’m still deciding,” said Ortiz. “I believe 2016 is the year of the sheep, so I might have lamb on the menu.”

Dinner will start at 5 p.m. and the three-course special, including a salad, entrée, dessert and champagne will be around 60 dollars.

“Our food is excellent, the customer service is great, and if you need a ride—we’ll drive you home,” said Kimberly Gaynor, Events and Marketing Director, Tower Health and Wellness Center. “We don’t just advertise customer service, it’s our number one priority; we want to make sure that our customers are taken care of.”        

Gaynor added that there will be a happy hour all night at the bar and a champagne toast at midnight.

Toscana’s is located at 1801 Colorado Ave. #190 in Turlock.

The newly established Lola Bistro & Express in Hilmar is holding their first New Years Eve event and is excited to serve their community on Christmas Day as well.

Jordan Arango, Assistant Manager at Lola Bistro & Express, explained that although they have only been open since April, they are proud of the feedback and great reviews they have received so far.

“We’re very thankful to be accepted and received by the community so well and it will be exciting to see what we can bring to the table on New Year’s Eve,” he said.

Lola Bistro & Express will feature a special one day menu for their “New Year’s Eve Bash” and will open as if it was a regular day, serving breakfast starting at 7 a.m., followed by lunch, happy hour and dinner.

“We will stay here until midnight—as long as the crowd wants to be here,” said Arango. “We would love to celebrate with them.”

Lola Bistro & Express is located at 19920 First Street in Hilmar.