Have a Fabulous New Year’s Eve

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 28 - 2012

 2013 new year sparklerBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore and Maryanne Salvat



Revel in the spirits of Jay Gatsby during a New Year’s Eve soiree that will be true to his extravagant form. The Great Gatsby themed party at Tosca will feature a decadent menu consisting of the world’s finest imported delicacies and   the evening will encompass the essence and glamour of the 1920s. Reign in the New Year in your finest 1920s attire as you cheer to another year of fun and excitement with a champagne toast at midnight. For $245 per person, you receive a ten-course meal including the finest daily imported ingredients including: Sevruga Caviar and Todo Crudo Seasoned with Yuzu, Maine Sea Scallops still in Shell with Champagne Sauce, Seared Authentic Kobe Ribeye and Chocolate Mousse made with premium Vintage Valrhona Gran Couva Chocolate and Crunchy Pearls. With one intimate seating for the night beginning sharply at 9:00 p.m., the exclusive evening will be one not to be forgotten. For reservations, call 786.216.7230 or visit www.toscamiami.com.

The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar

Indulge in the sparkle and light of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration with a night of decadence at the world-renowned restaurant. Offering an exclusive and limited package, The Forge has created a four-course dinner specially prepared by Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso priced at $350 per person. The dining experience will begin with a selection of delectable appetizers like Stone Crab Claws, Caviar-Scallion Mascarpone “Club,” Roasted Oysters filled with Spinach and Brie-Lemon Dust or Yellowtail Snapper Ceviche. The evening will continue with a variety of second course options and entrées like the Basil Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Bone in Filet Mignon or the Lamb Two Ways, finishing off with a selection of desserts like the famous Apple-Rum Fritters, Hazelnut Chocolate Cake, Forge Fortune Cookies and Berry Brulee. Entertainment for the night will include music and dancing by DJ Joe Dert and special party favors for celebrating the start of the New Year with The Forge. For reservations please call 305.538.8533 or www.theforge.com.

The Angler’s Gala

The Angler’s Boutique Resort and 660 at the Angler’s will ring in 2013 with a monumental New Year’s Eve Gala, after-party and New Year’s Day brunch. To start the night off guests can select from two dinner seatings: one at 6:00 p.m. and the other at 9:30 p.m. The first seating at 6:00 p.m. offers guests a three-course meal priced at $100 per person. The second seating option offers a five-course meal priced at $150 per person. Following midnight, a separate celebration will kick-off poolside. Guests will enjoy live music until 1:00 a.m. at which point DJ Martino will take over spinning the hottest jams. The next morning 660 at the Angler’s will feature a specially selected a la carte brunch menu. The brunch menu will feature some of Chef Carlos Torres’ signature dishes including Scallop Tiradito and Short Rib Empanadas. http://theanglersresort.com/2012/02/22/newyears/


Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach invites guests and residents to ring in the New Year with “An Evening on the Mediterranean.” Guests are welcome to an elegant evening featuring dinner, open bar, dancing, live DJ and interactive entertainment, and a traditional midnight toast. Set around the award-winning property’s most beautiful locations, guests can celebrate on the romantic and picturesque al fresco Veranda and the charming Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant. Seating is available both indoors and outdoors beneath the stars, while guests indulge in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Young guests ages four through twelve are invited to Acqualina’s Midnight Mad Hatter party, offering dinner, personalized hats, music, art stations, games, dance contests, party favors and more. “An Evening on the Mediterranean” options include: buffet style dinner and open bar – $295 per person / $225 per person without open bar. The Mad Hatter New Year’s Eve Bash costs $75 per child, $45 per nanny and goes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Advance Reservations are required. Acqualina Resort & Spa is located at: 17875 Collins Avenue | Sunny Isles Beach.  CONTACT: For reservations, call (877) 758-3765.


Enchanted Garden New Year’s Eve Ball
From 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., enjoy an enchanted garden celebration and delight in gourmet selections at a lavish reception followed by dinner and dancing at Turnberry Isle Miami.  Guests will also enjoy a dessert buffet, open bar with specialty wines and cocktails, and a Champagne toast at midnight.  The cost is $250 for locals, exclusive of gratuity and tax. The party is Black-tie optional. Seating is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, call 305.933.6590.

With the coming New Year, Essensia Restaurant offers diners the opportunity to feast on a specialNew Year’s Eve 2013 “Lucky 13 Menu” dedicated to foods from around the globe which are believed to bring luck! Traditions vary from country to country, but there are striking similarities among them. A few auspicious foods include grapes, greens, fish, pork, legumes and cake. Essensia’s New Year’s Eve 2013 “Lucky 13” menu was created with these ingredients, resulting in a globally inspired gourmet smorgasbord of culinary good luck. Two seating times are available: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for $95 and 9:00 p.m. to midnight for $185. For reservations, call 305.908.5458 or visit www.essensiarestaurant.com.



Toscana Divino’s New Year’s Eve


Toscana Divino, Brickell’s neighborhood restaurant, takes you to far-away lands this New Year’s Eve by transforming into a “masked” fine dining experience. An elegant burlesque act will entertain guests while Tuscan-inspired dishes arouse your appetite in a dimly lit outdoor tent or inside the cozy restaurant. A DJ will lead the party with beats while guests decide between two delicious pre-set menu options. The first seating at 6:30p.m., includes a three-course meal followed by Panettone, a traditional Italian holiday cake and a glass of Italian Prosecco for $80 per person. The second seating at 9:00 p.m. includes a five-course meal including Farfalle alla Vodka con Salmone pasta followed by Panettone and a glass of Italian Prosecco for $175 per person.*Alcoholic beverages are not included.  Masquerade attire is encouraged (mask will be provided, if needed). RSVP: Events@toscanadivino.com or call:  305.523.2100.



STK Miami New Year’s Eve


STK Miami, the chic steakhouse inside The Perry South Beach, along with Executive Chef Aaron Taylor, will ring in the New Year in James Bond-style. The dinner party will feature casino tables from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. where guests will have the opportunity to make charitable donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, music by DJ Artime and dancers dressed in sultry spy attire. The early seating is priced at $175 per person and includes a four-course menu and champagne toast. The late seating, priced at $275 per person, includes a five-course menu, party favors and champagne toast, followed by dancing. An open bar package is available from 9:00 p.m. to midnight for $75. All prices exclude tax and gratuity. Formal attire is strongly suggested; for more information visit:

www.togrp.com/stkmiami, or call 305.604.6988.



W South Beach New Year’s Eve

The W South Beach will host two upbeat and over-the-top NYE celebrations to ring in the New Year with superstar DJs. WET is proud to announce Alesso, part of Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records, as host of its highly anticipated poolside New Year’s Eve celebration to close out 2012. Guests will welcome 2013 in decadent fashion as the hotel’s outdoor oasis is transformed into a fully functioning nightclub, featuring LED screens, special effects, laser lighting and lounge seating atop a glass-covered pool deck. Individual tickets ($250) and VIP table reservations ($1,500-$40,000) are available for purchase and include premium open bar (9:00 p.m. to midnight) as well as a champagne toast.

WALL will feature Otto Knows, also a member of Refune Records, as host of the party that comes on the heels of the lounge’s three-year anniversary and recent renovations. Hailing from Stockholm, he has played at some of the world’s most prominent dance events, including this year’s Winter Music Conference, and is supported by Swedish House Mafia, Alesso, Dada Life and others. Individual tickets ($700) and VIP table reservations ($3,000-$10,000) are available for purchase and includes party access to WET with premium open bar (9:00 p.m. to midnight) as well as a champagne toast. For ticket purchase and VIP table reservations call, 305.938.3130 or visit:  www.thewmiaminewyears.com.

SL MIAMI at the James Royal Palm
Where: James Royal Palm Hotel, 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: Tickets start at $115, VIP packages start at $175.
What: 4 Hour Premium Open Bar, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Party Favors; Midnight Champagne toast
Website: http://2013.emmnye.com/miami

Where: SL Miami at the James Royal Palm Hotel, 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Who: DJ Sinatra
Time: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Price: Tickets start at $400, All Access packages available at $450 (allows access to James Royal Palm poolside).
What: Table reservation and bottle service
Website: http://2013.emmnye.com/miami

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