Ring in the New Year at Miami Beach Hottest Restaurants

Macchialina: Inarguably one of Miami Beach’s most beloved restaurants, the rustic Italian eatery owned by Chef Michael Pirolo and partner/hospitality veteran Jen Chaefsky, will be offering several luxurious additions to their regular dinner menu to ring in the New Year. Known as a must-try for locals, visitors in the know and critics near and far, holiday menu highlights will include whole fish, Osso Bucco and a complimentary prosecco toast at midnight. The restaurant is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Dinner is served nightly at 6 PM. (305) 534-2124    www.macchialina.com

Meat Market: Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse, invites locals and visitors alike to come to celebrate the New Year in style with special holiday offerings. Diners can enjoy the sounds of live DJ entertainment and choose between three decadent packages featuring four-course dinner menus expertly crafted by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. New Year’s Eve packages include the Early Package – reservation time options between 6 PM – 8 PM, four-course dinner menu ($150 per person); Second Package – reservations available from 9 PM – close, four-course dinner menu with a champagne toast and party favors at midnight to ring in the New Year ($250 per person); and Champagne Bar Package – bottomless champagne by the glass at the bar from 10 PM – 1 AM ($50 per person). Any additional food and beverage are not included, and a 20% gratuity will be added to all checks. The popular steakhouse’s sister location, Meat Market Palm Beach, will be serving the regular dinner menu throughout the evening. (305) 532-0088 www.meatmarket.net

The Dutch: South Beach’s popular American roots-inspired dining destination will offer a special menu for New Year’s. The New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner menu with two seating options. Early Seating from 7 PM – 7:45 PM ($165 per person) and Late Seating from 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM ($250 per person); excluding gratuity. Menu follows: SNACK Kusshi Oyster, Nasturtium, Red Grape, & Verjus Beet Macaroon, Goat Cheese CHOICE OF APPETIZER Foie Gras & Duck TerrineBrioche, Persimmon, Spiced Rum Gastric Florida Stone Crab ClawsDijon Aioli, Fresh Lemon MID-COURSESweet Corn Agnelloti, Perigord Truffles CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE Bone-in Manhattan Steak & Red Wine Short Rib, Yukon Potato, Roasted Chanterelles Diver Scallops, Berkshire Pork Belly, Squash, Mustard, & Cider Jus CHOICE OF DESSERT Passionfruit & Dulce De Leche Almond Crumble, Candied Kumquat, Coconut Sorbet Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Vanilla Crème Fraiche, Brioche Ice Cream – The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required. (305) 938-3111 thedutchmiami.com

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: Miami Beach’s go-to dining destination for authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, will offer special a la carte dishes in addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus. Antipasti selections include Carpaccio di Polipo e Agrumi – Octopus carpaccio with citrus salad ($20) and Polenta Cotto, Porcini e Tartufo – stuffed polenta with porcini, prosciutto cotto, and fontina cheese, with 2 grams of fresh white truffle shavings ($40). Mainplate options include Bisctecca Alla Fiorentina – 22-ounce grilled T-bone steak with Lyonnaise potatoes, asparagus and porcini sauce ($100); Cotechino con Lenticchie al Rosmarino – traditional Italian sausage with black lentils ($29); and Risotto Astice and Champagne – risotto with Maine lobster and champagne ($65). The regular menu will also be available. (305) 531-4833 www.quattromiami.com

TALDE Miami Beach, Chef/Restaurateur Dale Talde’s newest culinary venture will be offering a five-course dinner priced at $125 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) with seatings beginning at 8 PM and 10 PM. Prix fixe menu follows: AMUSE Perilla Leaf with Fried Shrimp, Peanut, Chili, Lime, Coconut “Chanachur” APPETIZER Lamb Shawarma with Red and White Sauce, Mizuna, Zaatar Pita, Cucumber, Smoked Tomate, Gelee, Puffed Saffron Rice NOODLES Chilled Soba with Soy Dashi, Seasonal Pickles, Wasabi, Pea Tendrils, ENTRÉE Singapore Chili Lobster with Shallots, Lotus, and Taro Chips DESSERT Vietnamese Coffee-Infused Chocolate Sesame Balls with Benne Sugar and Sweetened Milk. TALDE Miami Beach is located at The Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Avenue –www.taldemiamibeach.com

At Seagrape, Chef Michelle Bernstein will offer two seatings – a special four-course meal priced at $125 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) at 6:30 PM; and a five-course meal for $150 per person (exclusive of service charge and tax) at 9 PM. Delectable menu items include shaved Kona kampachi with osetra caviar; squid ink spaghettini with uni butter; grilled wreckfish with saffron broth and lardo; Jackman Ranch New York strip with buttermilk Pommes puree, savoy spinach, and bordelaise sauce; and butter-poached Maine lobster with scallop mousse, roasted gem lettuce, and vermouth butter. Seagrape is located at The Thompson Miami Beach – 4041 Collins Avenue. Valet available; locals who experience the property will be validated at a discounted rate of $5 per car. (305) 397-8309  www.thompsonmiamibeach.com

 

Zulma Torres

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