Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is hosting its first chic soiree on New Year’s Eve. Channel your inner James Bond/Bond Girl and join Artisan Beach House for its Shaken Not Stirred New Year’s Eve Gala on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite 1960s James Bond character and ring in 2017 with the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Haulover Cut from The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami, and indulge in a multi-course dinner from Executive chef Paula DaSilva. Guests can choose from a variety of packages for the evening’s festivities: Early Dinner features three-courses from 6 PM – 8 PM for $125 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); Late Dinner features four-courses from 8:30 PM – close for $250 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); and Dance Party tickets are available for $95 per person (excluding tax & gratuity). All diners are invited to stay for the dance party featuring music from DJ: RB NYC, a live magician, and an extravagant fireworks show. At midnight, guests will be treated to a celebratory glass of champagne to toast the New Year. No James Bond party would be complete without some casino action. Attendees will be given $5,000 in gaming chips to try their hand with Lady Luck. The evening’s top winners will be awarded an assortment of prizes including exclusive dining experiences, Exhale spa packages and much more. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 455-5460. The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (305) 455-5400; http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour.
The Dutch, inside the W South Beach, is inviting guests to celebrate the holidays in style with Christmas and New Year’s dinners. On Christmas Eve, the $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) dinner will include a traditional Caja China Pig Roast, along with other savory Latin dishes prepared by Executive Chef Adonay Tafur. Guests can spend the evening in the Grove, the Dutch’s lush outdoor playground, enjoying board games, sipping Coquitos($8); all while enjoying live music by DJ Bre. The celebration continues on New Year’s Eve, when guests are invited back for a five-course prix-fixe dinner, with a vegetarian menu available upon request. The first seating from6:30PM to 8 PM for $185 per person, includes half a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per person; the second seating is from 8 PM to 10:30 PM for $300 per person and includes half a bottle of Dom Perignon per person. Diners can start with snacks that include Sturgeon Caviar with Meyer lemon, crème Fraiche and gaufrette and a Butternut Squash Tart with Sichuan blossom, butternut mousse, and amaranth. Appetizer choices include Foie Gras and Duck Terrine with Granny Smith apple, mostarda, and black truffle jus or Florida Stone Crab Claws with dijon aioli and fresh lemon. For the mid-course, a Robiola Tortellini with Alba white truffle will be served. Main course choices include John Dory with lobster curry, Spot prawns and coriander flowers or Manhattan Steak with red wine short rib, Yukon potato, and Hen of the Wood. For dessert, choose from Strawberry Vacherin with toasted almond meringue, basil ice cream and aged balsamic or Manjari Chocolate Crema with espresso caramel, roasted Seckel pear, and spiced vanilla ice cream. The menu is also available without champagne options. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. For more information or reservations, please call (305) 938-3111 or email email@example.com.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the upscale Northern Italian eatery on South Beach, is offering guests a special menu, available both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The special a la carte menu will feature seasonal Alba white truffles. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, specials include, antipasti Fonduta Tartufata con Crostini – Fontina cheese fondue, poached egg yolk, and toasted biova croutons ($40) and Tartare Di Filetto All’Albese –tartar of filet mignon, artichoke salad and crispy Parmigiano Reggiano ($45). Primi Piatti includes Tagliolini Delle Langhe Al Burro Montato – “Langhe” tagliolini in Italian butter sauce ($85); and Risotto con Toma Ossolana –risotto with Piemontese Toma cheese ($85). Secondi Piatti features Robespierre Di Filetto Con Porcini – thinly sliced beef tenderloin with sautéed porcini mushrooms ($95); and Scaloppine di Vitella Tartufate – veal scaloppini with truffle butter sauce and truffle fries ($95). Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is also offering a variety of New Year’s Eve specials, in addition to the regular menu. Antipasti options include Antipasto Misto Di Pesce con Salsa Rosa – a steamed selection of marinated seafood served with chef pink sauce ($35) and Tartare Di Filetto All’Albese Al Tartufo Bianco – tartar of filet mignon, artichoke salad and crispy Parmigiano Reggiano with white truffle ($45). Primi Piatti includes Tagliolini Delle Langhe Al Burro Montato con Tartufo Bianco – “Langhe” tagliolini in Italian butter sauce with white truffle ($85); Risotto con Toma Ossolana con Tartufo Bianco – risotto with Piemontese Toma cheese and white truffle ($85); andGnochetti con Astice e Caviale – gnocchi with Maine Lobster topped with caviar and creamy brandy sauce ($55). Secondi Piatti features Robespierre Di Filetto con Porcini con Tartufo Bianco – sliced beef tenderloin with sautéed porcini mushrooms and white truffle ($95); Filetto di Rombo con Carciofi e Patate – filet of Mediterranean turbot with artichokes and fingerling potatoes ($52); and Cotechino con Lenticchie – traditional NYE Italian sausage with lentils ($30). Dolci is a traditional Panettone con Salsa Allo Zabaione ($12). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Christmas menu is available from Noon to 11:45 PM on December 24th and December 25th. New Year’s Eve is available from Noon to 11:45 PM on December 31st. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.
Beloved Miami Beach eatery, Macchialina, will be offering a special four-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for the holidays in addition to its classic dinner menu of rustic Italian favorites. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the feast will feature a variety of dishes in each course – served family-style – for $55 per person, with an additional wine pairing for $28 per person. The restaurant will also be offering specials such as a succulent Veal Osso Bucco and Whole Roasted Fish with white wine and cherry tomatoes; available a la carte or as part of the tasting menu. Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling the restaurant at (305) 534-2124. Website: www.macchialina.com.
Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot, Lure Fishbar, will be offering holiday diners a special a la carte menu of delicacies prepared by Executive Chef John Iatrellis on Christmas Eve; the restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. To ring in the New Year, Lure will be hosting two seating’s on New Year’s Eve, an early seating for those looking to enjoy an amazing meal, before heading off to other festivities, from 6 PM to 8 PM priced at $85 per person (excluding beverages and gratuity) and a late seating, for those looking to celebrate and ring in the new year in the beautiful restaurant from 8 PM to 11:30 PM priced at $155 per person (excluding beverages and gratuity). Festivities will include a live DJ, champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. Valet parking is available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com.
Meat Market Miami Beach, the contemporary Lincoln Road steakhouse, is inviting guests to celebrate the New Year with a multi-course dinner and live DJ entertainment on December 31st. Guests can choose between two decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. New Year’s Eve Early Package features four courses from 6 PM to 8 PM for $150 per person (excluding tax & gratuity); Second Package features four courses from 9 PM to 1 AM for $250 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) and a midnight toast with party favors. Meat Market Miami Beach is located on 915 Lincoln Road. The restaurant will be open from Noon to 1 AM on New Year’s Eve, and Noon to 12 AM New Year’s Day. Seating is limited; reservations are required in advance by calling (305) 532-0088; http://www.meatmarket.net.