I’m still being asked about where to go and what to do for New Year’s Eve. We’ll be home enjoying our newest slow cooker and a recipe for lamb tangine I’ve giving a spin. Probably a few amazing beers and a good movie or two. The plan is to hit the cycles first thing the next day. Please wish me willpower. But, if we weren’t……
UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar
UVA will show off its spunky side on December 31 when it transforms into Gotham City, a mainstay of DC Comics. Throughout the night, The James Danderfer Jazz Trio will perform their jazziest versions of cinematic tunes– because you can’t fight crime and party all night without a soundtrack. And as soon as the clock strikes midnight, UVA will unveil a massive surprise of Hulk-like proportions.
Tickets to UVA’s superhero NYE are $41.93 and include two complimentary drinks, food, entertainment and party favours. Shelve the self-consciousness and start dusting off that old Spiderman costume because prizes will be given out for best male and female superheroes (and yes, the UVA staff will be dressed as their favourite superheroes, too). Capacity is limited.
Book tickets here.
Date/Time: December 31 at 8:00 pm to Friday, January 1 at 1:45 am
Tickets: $41.93. All tickets need to be purchased on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nye-2016-cocktails-celebration-and-the-superhero-way-tickets-19698602049:
Travel back to the 1920s with seasonal punches, traditional absinthe service and vintage cocktails. Guests with more exotic tastes can indulge in Prohibition’s ‘Rare Finds’ bottle selection – a collection of exclusive bottles from around the globe (including Canada’s only bottle of Glenfiddich 50-year-old single malt scotch whiskey), or sip their way through Gray and Stanton’s inventive new cocktail menu.
Date: Thursday, December 31st
Where: Prohibition, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Entertainment: Emily Chambers until just after midnight, DJ to follow
Tickets include: Champagne coupe on arrival, hot and cold canapés and dessert throughout the evening.
Tickets are now available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-years-eve-at-prohibition-tickets-19734144357
General admission is $118 (plus tax and service fee). Seating is based on date of ticket purchased.
Cibo Trattoria will offer two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve. Guests who join the first seating at 6:00 pm will enjoy a three-course menu ($79 per person), while the 9:00 pm seating will feature a five-course menu ($115 per person). Prepared by Executive Chef Faizal Kassam, the menus’ palate-teasing delights include burrata with prosciutto, preserved cherry tomatoes and parmesan crisp; seared scallops with slow-cooked fennel, stinging nettle puree and elderflower brown butter; vanilla semifreddo with Maldon sea salt; and more. Guests can also add oysters or seared foie gras to their feast, as well as carefully curated wine pairings.
Diners must supply a credit card number to secure their reservation, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To book, call Cibo Trattoria at 604.602.9570 or email email@example.com.
Event details: On December 31, L’Abattoir invites revelers to an elegant evening that shows off the French-inspired dining destination at its finest. Party-goers keen to socialize with fellow guests can lounge in the main dining room, selecting from an á la carte menu featuring L’Abattoir’s flavourful France-meets-West-Coast fare.
Diners seeking a more intimate experience can reserve seats at the communal table in L’Abattoir’s 1,200-square-foot private dining room, which retains the restaurant’s ambiance without the hustle and bustle of the regular dining space. Led by Chef Lee Cooper the culinary team have pulled out all the stops to craft a four-course feast. Carefully curated wine pairings and cocktails will round out the tantalizing meal.
Time: Reservations for the communal table in the private dining room are available at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Private dining room ticket price: The $175-per-person price includes a four-course dinner and beverage pairings, and is inclusive of all taxes. Tickets must be pre-sold in advance, and there will be an automatic gratuity of 18 percent added on the final bill. The menu is set, with no substitutions or special requests available and is not suitable for vegetarians. There are only 50 seats available, these pre-sold dinner tickets will surely sell out quickly!
To reserve: To reserve a table in the dining room or to book pre-sold tickets for the private dining room four-course menu, please call 604.568.1701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
tax + fee = $262.56
Beach Bay Café and Patio
This New Year’s Eve, diners can choose from a four- or eight-course tasting menu (starting at $49 per person, wine pairings available at an additional cost), or order à la carte. Prepared by Executive Chef Felix Zhou, diners will experience a decadent feast that includes winter truffle chawanmushi with fresh roe; seared albacore tuna topped by carrot escabeche and saffron; and chocolate mousse pear compote, among other gastronomic delights. Guests craving extra luxury have the option of adding shaved winter truffle and Atlantic lobster tail to their meal, or off-the-cuff cocktails crafted by award-winning bartender Adrian Lindner. And because New Year’s isn’t complete without a soul-pumping soundtrack, DJ Gabriel will provide entertainment throughout the night so diners can ring in 2016 in style.
The last seating for NYE dinner is 9:00 pm. To book, call 604.685.7337 or email email@example.com (reservations are highly recommended). For more information, visit beachbaycafe.com.
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio – Saber your own Champagne!
5 to 7pm seating: Enjoy Ancora’s a la carte menu.
7:30 to close seating: Tasting menu offered by Executive Chef, Ricardo Valverde (à la carte will be available as well). After dinner, sabre your own bottle of champagne with our expert team of sommeliers with live music to listen to starting at 9pm.
Contact Ancora to make your reservation today firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.681.1164.
A $50 deposit per person to hold your table.