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Celebrate the Start of 2024 with a Bang – and delicious food

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about how we will ring in 2024. While many look forward to New Year’s Eve festivities with friends and fireworks lighting up the night sky, we foodies know it’s all about the food. Where will we find the most indulgent dishes to kick off the new year officially? What culinary delights will have our taste buds dancing long into the late hours of the evening? In this post, I’ll share my top picks for the most delectable and decadent menus to celebrate the start of 2024 with a bang – and delicious food that will have you replaying every bite long after midnight. Whether you’re looking for an over-the-top prix fixe menu, an indulgent buffet spread, or handheld eats perfect for roaming while you toast, there will be options here to satisfy every craving. Read on for where to ring in 2024 with a genuinely mouthwatering menu!

Byblos Miami - Meze & exotic dishes are served in a colorful room & patio with an Eastern Mediterranean feel.
Photo courtesy of Byblos Miami

Byblos Miami
1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join Miami Beach’s famed Mediterranean hotspot for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Indulge in an elevated dining experience with a delectable family-style menu, including one bottle of Champagne per two guests. Delight in their famous black truffle pide with buffalo mozzarella, halloumi, and tartufata, as well as a mouthwatering wagyu short rib with black truffle eggplant puree, brussels sprouts, and pine nut dukkah. As the night unfolds, immerse yourself in late-night revelry with an open bar option for just $125 from 11:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Dance the night away to the beats of a live DJ, enjoy spectacular entertainment, and don’t forget party favors to make your evening even more memorable.  Choose between the 1st seating starting at 6:00 PM (inside $120++ | outside $150++) or the 2nd seating starting at 8:30 PM (inside $150++ | outside $375++). For reservations, visit OpenTable.

Ring in the New Year at Cantina La Veinte with Mariachis, the perfect setting to bid farewell to the old and welcome in the new with your family.
Photo courtesy of Cantina La Veinte

Cantina La Viente
495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Ring in the New Year at Cantina La Veinte with Mariachis, the perfect setting to welcome the new year with your family. Cantina La Veinte offers an exclusive 2024 New Year’s Eve Pre-Fixe Menu featuring delightful dishes, live entertainment, fireworks, the twelve grapes ritual, and party favors. Enjoy a 3-course pre-fixe menu starting with Lobster Ceviche or Wagyu Carpaccio for the 1st course. Savor Surf & Turf – Wagyu Filet with agave demi-glace and Brazino in chipotle beurre blanc for the main course. Conclude the feast with a tempting dessert of cloud corn, roasted corn chocolate mousse, vanilla panna cotta, and caramel popcorn. The menu is priced at $350 per person and includes a complimentary glass of Taittinger Champagne. Vegan options are also available. Kids can enjoy their special menu at $120 per child. Join Cantina La Veinte at 8 PM for an unforgettable night of culinary excellence and festivities. Contact Bettina De Andrea, the Private Events Director, for reservations at bettinacdamiami@gmail.com.

Step into her sultry fantasy world and toast to the New Year under the stars with a lavish celebration at Giselle Miami – Downtown Miami’s prevailing rooftop dining destination perched atop E11EVEN ultraclub.
Giselle Miami – Photo Credit: Natelee Cocks

Giselle Miami
15 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132

Get ready to indulge in an extraordinary culinary experience at Downtown Miami’s premier rooftop dining destination perched atop E11EVEN ultraclub, curated by Giselle’s Executive Chef Gustavo Zuluaga. For this year’s extravagant dinner party fête, Giselle has prepared exclusive pre-fixe dinner menus and their divine a la carte menu offerings. The first seating begins at 6:00 PM and goes until 8:45 PM, priced at $150+ per person. A second seating is at 9:00 PM, priced at $275+ per person. Indulge in exquisite gastronomic dinner menus featuring shared starters like Oysters & Ceviche with champagne mignonette granita and green apple foam, Crispy Rock Shrimp with garlic chili sauce, peanuts, and miso aioli, and Surf and turf Maki Roll with Alaskan king crab and tenderloin tartare. The feast continues with main entree options, including Spiced Duck Breast with plums and poached baby pears, White Truffle Pasta with parmesan foam, Filet Mignon or Wagyu Ribeye with Perigord sauce and truffled potato puree, and Atlantic Halibut with champagne sauce and braised leeks. Finally, indulge in the irresistible Giselle’s Pearls, a 24K peanut butter bar; for reservations, visit www.gisellemiami.com.

Celebrate the New Year in style at La Mar by Gastón Acurio on Sunday, December 31! Get ready to indulge in the best Peruvian flavors and elevate your celebration.
Photo courtesy of La Mar by Gastón Acurio

La Mar by Gastón Acurio
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Celebrate the New Year in style at La Mar by Gastón Acurio on Sunday, December 31! Get ready to indulge in the best Peruvian flavors and elevate your celebration. The exquisite menu features a premium seafood platter with king crab, oysters, shrimp, stone crab, pulpo al olivo, salsa, chalaca, and leche de tigre. As for the main course, you have the power to choose from an array of seasonal specials carefully crafted by Executive Chef Diego Oka. But that’s not all! Imagine a culinary journey with live stations showcasing seafood rice, scallops, and pan con chicharrón. Indulge in signature ceviches, causas, sushi, salads, juicy anticuchos, fried whole fish, empanadas, and other traditional Peruvian delights. Delectable desserts will be served in a sharing style to satisfy your sweet tooth. First seating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is priced at $210 per person (21+), which includes a bottle of prosecco per couple. Second seating from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. offers you the choice between the “Superior Dinner & Party” priced at $420 per person (21+) and $210 per person (ages 7-20) or the “Premium Dinner & Party” at $685 per person (21+) and $210 per person (ages 7-20). The “Superior Dinner & Party” guarantees a bottle of Taittinger per couple and a selection of cocktails. For an even more extraordinary experience, the “Premium Dinner & Party” includes a premium seafood platter, a bottle of Dom Pérignon per couple, waterfront seating, and an exclusive cocktail selection; for reservations, visit www.sevenrooms.com.

On December 31st, the transformed Paris Theater will host an evening of unparalleled elegance and regality, seamlessly blending a night brimming with culinary excellence and captivating performances.
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Queen Miami Beach
550 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Get captivated in a world of supreme luxury and glamour as Queen Miami Beach unveils its extraordinary New Year’s Eve Celebration: The Golden Majesty Ball. On December 31, be a part of an evening filled with unparalleled elegance and regality at the transformed Paris Theater. Indulge in a night brimming with culinary excellence and mesmerizing performances featuring over 15 exquisite performers, musicians, and dancers who will grace the stage, enchanting audiences every hour until the clock strikes midnight. Immerse yourself in Queen’s meticulously curated 5-6 course à la carte tasting menu, specially crafted for this lavish celebration. With limited seating availability, take your pick from the first seating at 6 PM, offering a five-course tasting menu at a fixed price of $265, or the second at 9 PM, featuring a six-course tasting menu priced at $395, and a table minimum. Haute Couture Black Tie Enforced Attire. For reservations, visit www.queenmiamibeach.com.

Say goodbye 2023 and hello 2024 at Rao’s Miami Beach with a three-course, pre-fixe menu
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Rao’s Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Experience an unforgettable transition from 2023 to 2024 in the vibrant atmosphere of Rao’s Miami Beach. Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic restaurant, spanning over 127 years as one of the country’s oldest family-owned establishments still running in its original NY location. On December 31, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, the newly opened Rao’s Miami Beach presents an exclusive collection of signature dishes and unique offerings available only on this remarkable New Year’s Eve. Priced at $350++ per person, indulge in a final feast with your loved ones, savoring delectable delights such as Rao’s famous meatballs, fresh oysters, baked clams, succulent Gemelli veal ragu, mouthwatering stuffed lobster, flavorful chicken scarpriello, irresistible king crab, and so much more. For reservations, visit RESY.

Ring in 2024 in the Sky with Rosa Sky!
Photo courtesy of  Rosa Sky

Rosa Sky
115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130

Welcome the New Year with breathtaking views of Miami’s stunning skyline and enchanting fireworks encircle the Rosa Sky Rooftop. Get ready for a night to cherish, with the DJ lineup keeping the beats flowing from 5 pm until 3 am! Choose from five unique packages and celebrate 2024 as you desire at Rosa Sky. Look at the exciting options: Prime Time: No time restrictions! Enjoy the festivities from 10 pm to 2 am. Premium Couch Reservation: Perfect for 4 to 6 guests! Indulge in a complimentary pre-fixe menu and a bottle of exquisite Dom Perignon champagne for only $2000+. Table & Balcony Counter: Savor a complimentary glass of Moët champagne per guest at an affordable $159+ per person. Early Start: Ideal for those who want to begin their evening early! Available from 5 pm to 8 pm (2-hour booking). Table Reservations: Gather up to 4 guests and relish a complimentary pre-fixe menu and a glass of Moët champagne, all for just $95+ per person. And don’t forget the fantastic Premium Couch Reservation for 4 to 6 guests, including a complimentary pre-fixe menu and a bottle of delightful Dom Perig non-champagne priced at $1000+. For a more relaxed experience, opt for our GA Presale package, which grants entry for standing room only, with a la carte bar service. Take advantage of the special offer of $49 if checked before 9 pm or $89 after 9 pm; for reservations, visit www.exploretock.com.

Miami Design District’s Italian eatery, Sofia, is inviting guests to ring in the new year with a ‘Dolce Vita’ style dining experience with options of a limited a la carte menu.
Sofia Design District – Photo Credit: Brandon Barre

Sofia Design District
140 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137

Celebrate the new year in style at Miami Design District’s delightful Italian eatery, Sofia. Indulge in a ‘Dolce Vita’ inspired dining experience that includes a tempting limited a la carte menu or a delectable 4-course prix-fixe menu for just $195++ per person. As a bonus, each group of two guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Delight your taste buds with Sofia’s renowned carpaccio di manzo featuring wagyu sirloin, figs, pine nuts, truffle pecorino, beef fat crouton, or savor the mouthwatering lobster rigatoni alla vodka, made with main lobster, Calabrian chili, tomato, and cream. Plus, enjoy live DJ entertainment, exciting party favors, and more. Choose from two seatings: the first at 5:00 PM with a limited a la carte menu, or the second at 8:00 PM for the incredible prix-fixe experience. For reservations, visit OpenTable.

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