This has been a crazy year for the food world and we can't wait to see what fresh craziness awaits us in 2014! We must celebrate, and nothing says ¡feliz año nuevo! quite like laughing with loved ones while enjoying some amazing food and a glass of champagne (or five). We've rounded up a list of some of our favorite spots to ring in the new year, just for you. Whether you're looking for an early bite, an all-night musical extravaganza, a festive sit down meal, or a great place to stay, we've got you covered. So let's toast! To fresh slates, to new chances, and of course, to full plates! ¡Felicidades!
West House Hotel, New York City
If you want to party with Gatsby (and who doesn't?), you’re in luck. New York’s sophisticated Art Deco-styled West House is offering two New Year’s Eve packages Daisy Buchanan wouldn't’t turn her nose up at. For $1,245 per room per night, this luxury hotel provides a room with direct view down to the Times Square Ball Drop and bottle of Dom Pérignon 2003 to go with it. Guests can look forward to spending time in the hotel Den where they will be offered breakfast presentations, afternoon tea, hors’ d'oeuvres, and evening canapés. Guests who opt for the Dinner and Ball Drop package will, for an extra $300 per room per night will have all this as well as a prix-fixe dinner at Saju French Bistro where you can pair your delicate glass of bubbly with oysters on the half shell and filet mignon before being escorted beyond the masses to an up close and personal view of the Ball Drop. Finish the night at an after midnight cocktail reception and you'll welcome the new year with the highest of hopes. For more information, click here.
The James Royal Palm Hotel, Miami, Florida
With it’s night of live music and Latin-inspired fare, The James Royal Palm is out to prove that a cool South Beach New Year’s Eve is every bit as amazing as a Ball Drop. Family friendly ambiance or stocked bar, no matter what you’re looking for, the Royal Palm offers it. Children 12 and under enter at a discounted price of $36 and adult tickets go for $75. For those looking for something stronger than the prosecco, wine, beer, and a champagne offered with the standard ticket, there is also the Premium Bar Package for $30 that includes even more spirits. For more information, click here.
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