THE PLACES TO BE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

THE PLACES TO BE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Written by: Katie Cruz

The Naughty Fork’s Guide to forgetting any resolution you might have had.

1. Libertine’s Countdown to Broken Resolutions

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Open bar from 9pm till 3am for $50! Tables available for $1500 + tax and gratuity to be paid at the venue. This includes a bottle of Grey Goose, a bottle of Don Julio and 2 bottles of Veuve Cliquot.

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2. Nikki Beach’s “MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE”

NIKKI BEACH NEW YEARS EVE – SOUTH BEACH’S ONLY PRIVATE FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

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Nikki Beach Miami invites you to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with a majestic Masquerade Ball centered around a glamorous and sexy atmosphere. This not-to-be-missed affair will feature mouthwatering haute cuisine designed uniquely by Chef Frank Ferreiro and thrilling live entertainment including a private fireworks display at midnight. Multiple celebration options are available including: VIP Table Packages, Dinner Packages and General Admission. General admission tickets start at $75 and dinner service for 2 people including bottle service starts at $650.

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DINNER MENU

APPETIZERS

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:
TEMPTING TOMATO SALAD
Marinated local farm Heirloom tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and hummus, topped with golden pea shoots

SENSUOUS FOIE GRAS
Pan seared foie gras, passion fruit caramel French toast, topped with orange-mango compote

DELICATE LOBSTER SOUP
Poached Maine lobster with dry sherry cream, topped with mascarpone cheese and crostini

ENTREES

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:
EXQUISITE BEEF WELLINGTON
Mushroom-topped filet mignon wrapped in puff pastry and served with petite tri-color potatoes and red wine reduction

LUSCIOUS LOBSTER RAVIOLI
Homemade ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster, tossed with farm tomatoes in a brandy scented lobster cream sauce

DELECTABLE SEA BASS
Pan seared Chilean sea bass on a bed of baby bok choy with black beurre blanc sauce

DESSERT

MOUTHWATERING TRIO OF CHOCOLATE
Cointreau white chocolate mousse tart
Chocolate crispy ganache with orange candy
Strawberry tart with pastry cream mousse

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3. Fooq’s New Years Menu

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are upon us and what better time to wine and dine in Miami’s favorite feel-good-food restaurant. Fooq’s is excited to invite locals and visitors to indulge with two special holiday menus for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 

5 course Prix Fixe: $100

Wine Pairing and Champagne toast: $45

AMUSE BOUCHE
FOIE GRAS TOAST HANGER STEAK TARTAR

FIRST COURSE

MIXED HERB SALAD
Creme fraiche, soft poached egg, caviar, latka chip

SECOND COURSE

HOMEMADE PASTA
Wild mushroom ragu, calabaza, truffles, sage

THIRD COURSE

BANANA LEAF BAKED FISH
Fooqs curry, root vegetables, coconut milk.

FOURTH COURSE

ROASTED GOOSE
Honey glazed, lime, roasted vegetables, pistachio, tadig.

DESSERT

PERSIAN SUNDAE
Saffron and rosewater gelato, shredded halava, roasted salted pistachios, pomegranate molasses, medjool dates, Valrhona chocolate pearls

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4. JOIN BODEGA IN CELEBRATING THEIR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS NEW YEARS EVE

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Bodega is excited to celebrate 2016 in style with their New Years Eve & One Year Anniversary  party starting at 9:30 p.m. As always there will be no cover at the door! Partygoers looking for something a bit more intimate,  Bodega is hosting a private VIP reception earlier in the evening from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with passed her d’oeuvres curated by Chef Bernie Matz. For reservations email jbauer@meninhospitality.com.

WHEN

Thursday, December 31st
VIP reception 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
General admission 9:30 p.m. – close

WHERE

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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5. DITCH NEW YEARS EVE PRETENSION AT RADIO BAR THIS NEW YEAR WITH OPEN BAR

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Ditch the scene this New Years Eve at Radio Bar where $75 will get you in for an Open Bar from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. featuring sounds by Action Jackson. Table reservations are also available: radioevents@meninhospitality.com

WHEN

Thursday, December 31st
Open bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

WHERE

Radio Bar
814First Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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6. RED GINGER CELEBRATES THE NEW YEAR WITH FIVE COURSE DINNER SEATINGS

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Red Ginger is celebrating the New Year in style with a two seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with a 5-course menu featuring Tartar Diver Scallops, Stone Crab, Miso Sea Bass and Crispy Pork Belly along with unlimited Perrier Jouet, Nuit Blanche. Dinner is priced at $180 for the 6:30 p.m. seating and $220 for the 8:30 p.m. seating. As an added bonus, those booking dinner at Red Ginger will also have VIP access to Radio Bar’s  New Years Eve celebration that features an open bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Please call 786-433-6876 for reservations.

WHEN

Thursday, December 31st
First dinner seating at 6:30 p.m.
Second seating at 8:30 p.m.

WHERE

Red Ginger
736 First Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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7. PIZZA BAR PROVIDES HOME PIZZA PARTIES THIS NEW YEARS EVE

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Avoid the hustle and bustle and crowds on New Years with Pizza Bar who are serving up a speciality NYE catering menu with packages for 12 to 26 people for only $8 per person! The deal includes pizza pies, garlic knots, choice of salad, mozzarella sticks or jalapeño poppers, and chocolate chip cookies (amount depends on number of people). Slip on those footy pajamas and pop onto the couch for the ultimate veg fest with Pizza Bar.

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8. RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT GIANNI’S AT THE VILLA

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Celebrate in Style This New Year’s Eve with The Villa, Casa Casuarina- Formerly the Versace Mansion

Gianni’s at The Villa is excited to announce two over-the-top events to ring in 2016! Visit The Villa, Casa Casuarina- formerly the Versace Mansion- to celebrate in luxury and style. Gianni’s will be serving mouthwatering five-course meals prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Stewart. Guests can choose between two seatings; the first, beginning at 7pm offers a number of choices including the choice of Oyster in pearls Lobster Bisque for starters, a dry-aged New York strip steak and pan seared Key West prawns for a main.

The second seating raises the bar as the new year approaches, with offerings to include Wagyu filet mignon and foie gras, seared Florida spiny lobster, and lamb cutlets. Both seatings will feature house-made Louis Roederer Champagne sorbet to cleanse the palette between courses and a surprise dessert prepared by the chef.
After dinner, count down to midnight surrounded by the glittering gold tiles of the Million Mosaic Pool.

The New Year’s Eve Party includes a premium open bar from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Dinner is priced at $195 per person for the first seating, and $295 per person for the second seating, not including beverages. Dinner guests can access the party for an additional $99. Admission to the party without dinner reservations is $199 per person. Reservations required, please call 786-485-2200.

WHEN

Thursday, December 31st
First dinner seating at 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Second seating at 10 p.m.  – 1 a.m.
Party begins at 11 p.m.

WHERE

The Villa, Casa Casuarina
1116 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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9. PRIME FISH CELEBRATES THE NEW YEAR WITH FAMOUS BRUNCH

Restauranteur, Myles Chefetz is celebrating 2016 at his popular seafood eatery, Prime Fish with a New Years edition of his famed Nemo brunch. On January 1st, guest can enjoy brunch highlights including legendary classics like Curried Fish Cakes and Duck Confit Hash in addition to new dishes –  the lobster omelette, homemade whitefish salad, brioche french toast, and Eggs Benedict. Guest can also indulge in an omelette and carving station, or enjoy healthy options like homemade granola and tropical fruit. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, bellinis, prosecco and housemade bloody marys.

As an add on guests can enjoy an a la carte raw bar menu.

Brunch Price $49.00 including an entree and select bottomless drinks

For reservations please call: (305) 532-4550

WHEN

Friday, January 1st
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm

WHERE

Prime Fish
100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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10. CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BIANCA

Leave the cooking to the pros this New Years Eve with an extravagant six-course dinner at Bianca at Delano. The menu features savory fan-favorites including Wild Alaskan King Crab, Black Pearls & Oysters, Foie Gras, fresh Tagliatelle with White Truffle, Rib-Eye, Lobster, and, of course, dessert. Dinner is followed by a champagne toast to ring in the New Year, with the option to add a poolside party package for an additional cost.

For more information & reservations please call 305.674.5752 or visit www.DelanoNYE2016.NightOut.com.

Six-Course Dinner & Champagne Toast
$625 per person

Dinner & Party Package Poolside
$700 per person

Please note prices exclude tax & gratuity.

WHERE

Bianca
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

WHEN

Thursday, December 31st
Time: 9pm – Late

11. BATCH GASTROPUB

Ring in the new year at your favorite gastropub. Enjoy tunes by guest DJ while you dine on a special Whiskey Pairing Dinner from 7-11 PM. Parties of six or more will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne with reservation and a $50 credit if you reserve a tap table. New Years Eve wouldn’t be complete without bubbly, and Batch has all-you-can-drink champagne for $25. Batch Gastropub: 30 SW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33130; (305)-808-5555

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12. PLETHORE ET BALTHAZAR

Start off 2016 the right way at Pléthore et Balthazar’s Masquerade NYE Party in South Beach. Guests will enjoy an open bar and complimentary tapas from 9 PM-1 AMalongside a live performance by Ollie Sanders and Giovannetti. A New Years Eve celebration wouldn’t be complete without fireworks; enjoy P&B’s colorful light show poolside under the stars, or under your own cabana. Pléthore et Balthazar: 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139; (305)-672-6624

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13. DOLORES BUT YOU CAN CALL ME LOLITA

Dolores but you can call me Lolita celebrates this year with a decadent four-course menu featuring two appetizers, a main course of surf & turf, and Creole bread pudding with a Kentucky bourbon sauce and vanilla bean ice cream as dessert. The first seating is open from 6-7 PM ($75) and the second is available between 9-10 PMand includes a special midnight champagne toast ($95). Dolores but you can call me Lolita: 1000 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130; (305)-403-3103

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14. CRAZY ABOUT YOU…

Commemorate the new year at one of Miami’s most picturesque water-front dining locations with a specialty four-course meal. The first seating is available between 6-7 PM ($75 per person) and the second seating is between 9-10 PM and includes a midnight champagne toast. Crazy About You…: 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131; (305)-377-4442

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15. LOVE IS BLIND

Join Love is Blind for a NYE celebration that includes an exquisite four-course menu featuring Serrano ham croquettes, burrata caprese salad, filet mignon with a mushroom demi-glaze and jumbo garlic shrimp with grilled asparagus and potatoes au-gratin, and a dessert to top it all off. The first seating is between 6-7 PM ($65) and the second is available between 9-10 PM and includes an exclusive midnight champagne toast ($80). Love is Blind: 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146; (305)-748-6118

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16. MAMA MIA

Mama Mia celebrates New Years Eve with an exceptional five-course dinner featuring a hot and cold antipasto, penne alla vodka, a choice of four unique entrées, and a dessert. All packages include the full dinner, a special champagne toast, and party favors. You can choose from: main seating/ full show view ($79.95), lounge seating/partial show view ($59.95), outside café/partial show view ($59.95), and upstairs dining room/audio only ($49.95). Mama Mia: 1818 South Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020; (954)-923-0555

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17. DRUNKEN DRAGON

Drunken Dragon, a hidden gem nestled in an understated strip mall, void of any visible signage outside a stealthy crimson-hued “MARKET”, has a nationally acclaimed and local recognition, which has made it a staple for all. South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant will feature the ever popular do-it-yourself method of table-side grilling. Drunken Dragon will also offer its staple menu. Whether guests roast intensely flavored selections over an energetic flame or indulge in Chef prepared mouth-watering staples via modern family-style dishes such as simmering Bulgogi with fresh sesame leaf wraps; whole fish Branzino wok stir-fry style with Red Thai Chile Sanbal; spicy Dok Boki; Peking Bao; Lobster Roll; D&D Kurobuta Dog; and Krispy Bok Choy, among others, it is sure to be a new year to remember. Patrons who plan to dine and ring in the new year,will indulge in a complimentary glass of champagne. Drunken Dragon: 1424 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139; (305)397-8556

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