New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and to help with your readers’ planning, we have mapped out the best celebrations in town– ranging from black tie soirees to laid-back shindigs – to start the year right.
The Roaring 20s comes to life at Villa Azur’s New Year’s Eve celebration, the Golden Villa Azur Party, which will feature a burlesque show, fire breathers, aerialists, jugglers, fire dancers, champagne parades, live entertainment, dancing and 2 seatings.
The first seating (7pm – 9:30pm) offers a $200pp 4-course menu with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne. A children’s special menu will be available at $99 until 9:30pm. After dinner, guests can continue the celebration by the beautiful “Long Bar” with an open bar available from 9pm – midnight for $90++ per person.
The second seating will begin at 9:00pm, featuring a 5-course menu and Dom Perignon Rosé or Brut, as they countdown to 2018, pop champagne and dance on the tables! Packages available for this seating include the Ruby ($500pp – 5 course menu and 1 bottle of Cristal Brut for 4 people; seating: near French doors in the main dining room), Sapphire ($600pp – 5 course menu and 1 bottle of Dom Perignon Brut for 4 people; seating: cozy corner in the main dining room), and Diamond ( $800pp – 5 course menu and 1 bottle of Dom Perignon Rosé for 4 people; seating: courtyard).
WALL at W South Beach
Overnight Instagram sensation and Italian multimillionaire turned DJ Gianluca Vacchi brings the #GVLifestyle to WALL Miami during New Year’s Eve to host The Black Tie Extravaganza. Ending the year in style, Gianluca will deliver an evening of carefree Italian luxury as only he can while champagne parades, festive decorations and confetti set the ambiance for WALL’s most cinematic bash yet.
Opening its doors at 10pm on Saturday, December 31, guests will sway into 2018 as Vacci spins an open format of house music including the debut of his hit Viento.
Offering attendee’s premium open bar from 10pm – 1am, General Admission is $200 and VIP table service packages inclusive of top shelf spirits range from $1,800 – $8,000.
Tickets available here.
WET Pool at W South Beach
WET Pool at W South Beach is excited to announce world-renowned Australian DJ duo Nervo will be headlining an unforgettable start of a new year! Featuring top of the line visuals and entertainment, tickets to the amazing upcoming NYE 2018 festivities are now sale with tickets for general admission starting at $200.
On Saturday, December 31st at 9pm, celebrating attendees will be elevated to an oasis of wonderment by Nervo who’s duo’s hits include When Love Takes Over, This Kind of Love, Irresistible and We’re All No One. Details of the evening include premium open bar from 9pm to midnight with VIP table service packages inclusive of top shelf spirits ranging from $1,800 – $15,000.
WALL will be open until 7am and with past unparalleled performances delivered by Robin Shultz, Drake, Afro Jack, Alesso, Klingande and others year after year, WET Pool at W South Beach and Wall will be once again a truly unique experience.
Tickets, tables and cabanas available at WSouthBeachNYE18.com.
WHEN: Sunday, December 31st 2017
WHERE: W South Beach
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
FORTE DEI MARMI
End 2017 with a bang at Forte dei Marmi by indulging in Two Michelin Starred Chef Antonio Mellino’s New Year’s Eve specials menu. Priced at $300, the menu begins with Chef’s Amuse Bouche of “Great White” Oysters with champagne gelee and cucumber, Seared Scallops with cauliflower and sea urchin, and Beef “Battuta” with mustard and hazelnuts sauce, quail egg yolk and winter black truffle; followed by a choice of Tagliolini with baby artichokes and alba white truffle or Rissoto with champagne, 24K gold leave and white sturgeon caviar, choice of Filet Mignin with escalope of foie gras, spinach and “alba” white truffle or Wild Branzino Filet with potatoes, crispy artichokes and “alba” white truffle, and a finale of New Year’s Traditional Italian Buffet Selection with home baked panettone with crème sauce.
Vegetarian options are also available in lieu of the aforementioned, including a Chef’s Amuse Bouche of Aubergine’s Fume with basil, crunchy bread and burrata and Stuffed Sweet Baby Peppers with roasted tomatoes puree and chives, followed by Pasta choices of
Tagliolini with sauté artichokes and “alba” white truffle, and Gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce and “alba” white truffle and mains of Vegetables Tempura with ginger, bitter and sweet sauce and Stuffed Artichokes with creamy potatoes puree and parsley oil.
A $50 Kid’s Menu will feature options such as Organic Veggie Crudite on Ice, Pasta (Pesto, Parmesan Cheese, Tomato), and Grilled Wild Salmon or Organic Chicken Milanese with friese.
NAUTILUS CABANA CLUB
Nautilus Cabana Club rings in the year with a glamorous family-style spread priced at $95 per person to include a champagne toast at midnight and DJ’d after party.
The menu includes an Appetizer Station with Lobster Bisque, Oysters, Tarragon and Cognac, Humus Dip, Eggplant Dip, Mixed Olives, Tzatziki, Pickled Vegetables, Roasted Sweet Peppers and Pita Bread and Artisan Breads, a Seafood & Ceviche Station with Shrimp, Mussels, Oysters, Sushi Roll Display (California, Spicy tuna & veggie), a Salad Station featuring Faro and Barley Salad, Tomato and Mozzarella, Kale Salad, Roasted Beet Salad and Orzo and Sundried Tomato Salad, a Carving Station with Seared Seabass seasoned with citrus nage and braised leeks, Roasted Chicken Breast with wild mushroom fricassee, Lamb, Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted garlic, Roasted Porchetta with black cherry and pickled onion, and Roasted Filet with shallots and thyme reduction, Sides such as Truffled Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, Roasted Brussels Sprout, Glazed Baby Carrots and Rice Pilaf, and finally, a Dessert Station featuring Sticky Toffee, Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Walnut Caramel Pie, Cranberry and Blueberry Tart, Tres Leches, Tiramisu and Assorted Mini Fruit Tarts.
DÔA celebrates LatAsian style with a live Japanese band, DJs, and two seatings. Priced at $125pp, the First Seating starts at 6:30pm and includes Edamame as an amuse-bouches, sharable plates of Traditional Ceviche with fish of the day, sweet potato and dashi leche de tigre, Sashimi Platter, and Tofu Maki with avocado, cucumber, miso and crispy tofu, Vegetable Spring Rolls with glass noodles, carrots, cabbage and sweet chili soy, Shrimp Siu Mai with lemongrass, ginger and chili, Wagyu Wonton with hoisin, ginger and garlic, Thai Fish with local fish, lemongrass, soy and rocoto, Nikkei Tenderloin with USDA Choice Teriyaki, Aji Limo and Scallions, Nikkei Mushroom Hot Pot with wild mushrooms, shiso, togarashi, Nikkei pickles and truffles, Chinese Broccoli with chifa butter, crispy shallots and sesame and Desserts to Share – Chef’s Selection.
The $225pp Second Seating begins at 9pm and includes a welcome glass of champagne, Edamame as an amuse-bouches, DÔA Platter with Ceviche Traditional, Nikkei Ceviche, Oysters, Uni, Toro and Caviar, Lobster Siu Mai with caviar, celery, aji limo and butter, Wagyu Wonton with hoisin, ginger and garlic, Vegetable Spring Rolls with glass noodles, carrots, cabbage and sweet chili soy, Chilean Seabass with citrus miso marinade, aji Amarillo, carrot and scallion salad and ponzu vinaigrette, Japanese Wagyu with 55 Score 11 and truffle ponzu, Nikkei Mushroom Hot Pot with wild mushrooms, shiso, togarashi, Nikkei pickles and truffles, Chinese Broccoli with chifa butter, crispy shallots and sesame and Desserts to Share – Chef’s Selection.
Ring in 2018 with a Brazilian-themed New Year’s Eve Dinner at Coco Bambu – Miami’s largest seafood venue – with a performance by Thais Moreira, The Voice Brazil participant and a DJ during the two seatings. The first seating starts at 5:30pm is priced at $100pp while the $200pp second seating starts at 9pm, both offering a food and drink voucher to spend on food and drinks at the restaurant. After 2am, Samba your way to Five Star New Year’s Eve on Watson Island to continue the celebration Brazilian-style, where guests enjoy premium full-service open bar all night long.
FAENA MIAMI BEACH
This holiday season, welcome the New Year to the sublime sounds of flamenco with Faena Miami Beach‘s spectacular celebration, ARRABAL! A Night of Desire. Begin the night with an epicurean adventure at one of Faena’s award-winning restaurants – taste the culinary genius of world-renowned Chef Francis Mallmann at his sophisticated temple to open-fire cuisine, Los Fuegos, or head upstairs to Pao to discover celebrated Chef Paul Qui’s unique brand of modern Asian fare.
Then, toast to new beginnings with bespoke cocktails at the elegant Living Room, gather ’round with old friends and new at the idyllic Tree of Life or lounge in luxury at your own private poolside cabana complete with premier bottle service and VIP seating for the night’s live musical entertainment. Under a starry sky, guests can gather poolside and on the Mammoth Lawn alongside Damien Hirst’s beloved gilded mammoth to enjoy exhilarating pop-flamenco performances that will transport all to the heart of Andalucía. After the clock strikes midnight, make your way to the intimate Saxony Bar for a late-night celebration of the year to come.
VIA EMILIA 9
Ring in the New Year while indulging in authentic Italian fare from Miami Beach hidden gem, Via Emilia 9. The restaurant will offer a five-course prix fixe menu for guests with seatings at 7:00 and 9:00 PM at $85 per guest. The menu includes a Homemade Bresola, Tartare Selection (tuna, steak, swordfish), Roasted beef with herbs and lentils, Nutella mousse with crunchy caramelized almonds, and a complimentary glass of Champagne with dried fruits at the stroke of midnight.
THE DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT
Experience the ultimate NYE sleepover with your family and friends with room rates starting as low as $349 per night. Dine, Dance, Play, Stay, and wake up to a rejuvenating day of Spa + Wellness on the first morning of 2018. With oceanfront rooms, it’s the best way to begin your New Year/New You, to regain clarity and a fresh perspective on your goals and New Year’s resolutions. Order in a healthy breakfast in bed (hello healthy cold press juices and eggs!) or head downstairs for a delicious bite at Counter Point. While you’re at it, don’t forget to book a treatment at the hotel’s deluxe Spa. From healing massages and cleansing facials to energizing body treatments, a full service spa experience awaits you. Clear your mind in the relaxation room with a mesmerizing rain wall that invites calm or purify in the Halotherapy salt steam room or sauna. Grab a good book and soak up some sun + Vitamin D in one of the hotel’s new exclusive Trina Turk-designed cabanas!
Whether you’re booking a hotel stay or planning a unique dinner experience, The Diplomat Beach Resort is the perfect oceanfront getaway to kick off 2018 on a good note! NYE special offerings include the following:
o Portico Beer & Wine Garden: all-white party, tropical style music celebration with Mr. Pauer & friends, 12/30, 6PM-9PM
o Hotel Bar: Diplomat’s lobby bar will be transformed into an elegant NYE hot spot featuring live music for all guests to enjoy, 12/31, 6PM-1AM
o Diplomat Prime: Prix fixe menu featuring wagyu filet mignon, Sicilian pistachio layer cake and more. 1st seating starting at $175pp. 2nd seating starting at $225pp,12/31 *reservation required
o Monkitail: Tasting menu starting at $75 pp with wine pairing option, 12/31 *reservation required
o Point Royal: Tasting menu starting at $60 pp with wine pairing option, 12/31 *reservation required
o Bristol’s Burgers: Prix fixe menu featuring a 12 hour boneless rib sandwich, banana foster bread pudding sundae and more. $35 pp, 12/31
o Portico Beer & Wine Garden: Prix fixe menu available starting at $30 adults//$17 kids, 12/31