RA Sushi in South Miami Hosts NYE Remix
In celebration of 2012, RA Sushi in South Miami will turn back the clock with a New Year’s Eve Remix. On Sunday, January 1, 2012 from 8 p.m. to close, guests can indulge in Sunday Night’s Flying Fish Lounge specials with select sushi, appetizers and tapas ranging from $2 to $7 and drink specials starting at just $3. Additional New Year’s Eve Remix specials include Tootsy Maki, Crunchy Calamari and Shishito Peppers for $5 each and Crispy Spicy Shrimp at $8. For additional information or to RSVP, visit http://www.facebook.com/RAsushiSouthMiami.
Vitamin C Communications Hosts “New Year’s Forever” at the Bath Club
Vitamin C Communications announces its fourth annual New Year’s Eve event, “New Year’s Forever,” at Miami’s historic venue, The Bath Club. On Saturday, December 31, guests will ring in the New Year with live music, performances and a delectable three-course dinner. The celebration kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring libations by Brugal and Cointreau. At 9:00 p.m., guests will indulge in a lavish sit-down dinner by Chef Brian Aaron. “New Year’s Forever” is also offering a limited-seating, five-course molecular gastronomy dinner that includes a Piper-Heidsieck bottle for two and five-flight Macallan scotch tasting,u as well as a meet-and-greet with Chef Brian Aaron. Doors will open for general admission at 10:00 p.m. “New Year’s Forever” dinner packages start at $215, five-course dinner (50 seats available) at $295 and general admission tickets at $145. All tickets include a six-hour premium open bar and a midnight Champagne toast. Table service is available starting at $950. To purchase tickets and view full menus, visit www.newyearsforever.com.
Ricochet Celebrates New Year’s Eve
Ricochet lounge invites partygoers to ring in the New Year with piano iconoclast ELEW and sounds by DJ Turk on Saturday, December 31, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The acclaimed pianist will make it a memorable evening for all, counting down to 2012 with his engaging new style of playing – an inspired fusing of ragtime, rock and pop he calls Rockjazz. Along with this one-of-a-kind performance by ELEW, ticketholders can enjoy open bar until 1AM, passed hors d’oeuvres by Chef Jason Guerrero, a bubbly midnight toast and beats by DJ Turk. For only $100 a ticket, it’s hard to think of a reason not to choose Ricochet Bar & Lounge this New Year’s Eve. Tickets are available for purchase at http://ricochetlounge.com/#section8. For information on table service please call 786.353.0846 or visit www.ricochetlounge.com.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Mercadito Midtown
With a pulsating atmosphere, live deejay throughout the night and delectable food and cocktails, there’s no better place to usher in 2012 than Mercadito Midtown. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s regular dinner menu anytime before 8:30 p.m. Beginning at 9:45, the restaurant presents two dining options: Five-Course Sharing Menu ($55 per person) – Whether a girls’ night, family night or night on the town with the pals, Executive Chef/Partner Patricio Sandoval’s signature sharing menu provides the perfect ending to a great year. Seating begins at 9:45 p.m. Prices are exclusive of alcohol. Sharing Menu with Open Bar ($100 per person) – For groups looking to toast the night away, Mercadito Midtown offers its five-course signature sharing menu alongside a two-hour open bar, including a Champagne toast, specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, beer,premium well and tequila under $11 (no shots). Additional hours for open may be purchased for $15 per hour per person. Cure-All Brunch – Start 2012 off right at Mercadito Midtown! Guests can continue the party on January 1with an unforgettable Mexican brunch. They can order from the a la carte menu, or opt for the family-style “Perfect Hangover Cure” for $18 per person – which includes three sharing menu items for the table and one cocktail each – or the “Ultimate Hangover Cure” for $30 per person – which includes three sharing menu items for the table and unlimited cocktails for 1.5 hours. Served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Brunch are highly recommended and can be made by calling (786) 369-0430.
Ring in the New Year at Kitchen 305
Kitchen 305 at The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort is the ultimate party destination for celebration on December 31, with multiple ways to ring in 2012. A festive pre-party starts at Kitchen 305 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring a top shelf open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres for $40 a person. Partygoers looking for something more substantial to savor can reserve a table for an all-inclusive, four-course dinner for $55 per person. The special New Year’s Eve dinner menu starts with Maryland crab bisque with chives and double whipped cream followed by a garden bouquet salad with poached pears, goat cheese medallions and raspberry champagne vinaigrette. Entrée choices include Hong Kong style, yuzo glazed sea bass with garlic baby bok choy; petit filet mignon; jumbo crab in béarnaise sauce accompanied by butternut squash; or roasted duck with black currant sauce. Dessert choices include flourless chocolate cake with cherries jubilee or Chef Chris’ signature apple strudel with warm, vanilla bean ice-cream. Guests can add an open bar tab to dinner from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for only $25 more. Countdown the last days of 2011 and dance the night away with celebrity DJ Mike Fusion from Los Angeles who will spin the hottest tracks with DJ RZ Spinzs and DJ UZO (a.k.a The Black Russian) starting at 10 p.m. Zhantra Dancers and a live band will provide additional entertainment. Latecomers can join in the festivities with a complimentary glass of sparkling champagne and party favors for a midnight toast for $25 per person. For reservations, call 305.749.2110 or visit www.kitchen305miami.com.
Celebrate New Year’s at the Bank
The Bank vault lounge and gallery is proud to announce its New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration, which will feature beats by Troy Kurtz as well as a cryogenics gun show performed by the Illuminautians dancers.The modern speakeasy’s New Year’s Eve celebration will feature a Boardwalk Empire theme complete with a cryogenics gun show by dancers clad in 1920’s costumes. Guests will follow a red carpet into the vault that will feature Prohibition-era décor throughout the venue.Individual tickets ($100) and VIP table reservations ($1,200 – $10,000) are available for purchase and include premium open bar (9 p.m. to midnight) as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The Bank’s VIP vault, located behind the black granite bar, will offer the ultimate experience for up to ten people with five premium bottles, limousine service for the night, and a personal bottle waitress and security guard ($10,000).
For individual ticket purchase and VIP table reservations, call 305.373.1515 or visit www.thebankmiami.com.
Joey’s Italian Café for Drinks and Dancing
Joey’s Italian Café is gearing up for celebrations to ring-in the New Year. On New Year’s Eve, DJ Beastwood will spin and mix funk and 70’s tracks while guests dance the night away. Open until 2:00 a.m., Joey’s will serve their regular dinner menu as well as special dishes crafted by talented executive chef Ivo Mazzon. Chef Ivo’s a la carte specials include trippa spezzatino – tripe stew and mixed seafood salad for appetizers. Main-course selections include lamb shank with asparagus pure; lobster risotto; and cotechino with lentils – a traditional Italian sausage dish served on New Year’s Eve. For dessert, enjoy the delicious panetone ubriacone – drunken panetone. Joey’s will also offer a special pizza and wine pairing menu, where the resident sommelier will give his suggestions as to which wine pairs best with which pizza. Pairings include the classic pizza margherita ($9), fresh tomatoes, mozzarellas and basil, paired with Lambrusco Scintilla D’Amore ($7.00 per glass/$29.00 bottle); and verde ($13), scamorza and mozzarella cheese, eggs and parmesan, paired with I Tre Vescovi, a Barbera red wine. For more information and reservations call (305) 438-0488 or visit www.joeyswynwood.com.