in the New Year with Valenza on Monday, Dec. 31 and take pleasure in a true Italian fete. As with most Italian festivals and holidays, food plays a major role in the celebration and New Year’s Eve is no different. Patrons will delight in special menu items created by Valenza’s top toque, Chef Matt Swickerath, along with the regular dinner menu. In Italian New Year’s tradition lentils symbolize money and good fortune and pork symbolizes the richness of life in the coming years, both ingredients will be prevalent on Swickerath’s menu to ensure an excellent 2013. Guests will enjoy New Year’s Eve party favors and a complimentary glass of prosecco to toast the coming year.