Now that we’ve almost got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve plans. While I have spent the last few years at home (don’t worry not ALONE) there’s a few spots that are VERY tempting and I may just hit the town this year (WATCH OUT). Here’s a few I’d consider and you should too.
The unusual theme of Lumberjack and Ballerina-themed ball at Mamie Taylors is sure to be unusual if nothing else. Head to Chinatown and enjoy music, dancing, entertainment, hot and cold canapés, and an open bar (yikes) with select cocktails, wine, ale and spirits. Night starts and 8:30 pm and tickets are $100 all in. *Fancy lumberjack and ballerina dress encouraged but not required.* Tickets – 604-620-8818, 251 E. Georgia Street, Vancouver firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my very favourite Vancouver spots, Fable, is doing what they call an Inspiration Dinner. A 5 course meal created by Chef Geoff Rogers featuring items that have inspired him throughout his career. Tickets are $125/person for the meal, which includes all tax & gratuities. Beverages extra and there are suggested pairings if you are indecisive. Long tables, 8pm doors, 8:30 dinner commences. Dinner complete before midnight, stay on and ring in the New Year! Tickets 604-732-1322
Course1: Curry Cauliflower Soup
Course2: Bison Tartar
Course3: Ox-tongue Rueben Salad
Course5: ‘Coffee & Doughnuts’
Shangri-La Hotel – MARKET
New Year’s Eve Dinner – For the early birds, enjoy a three-course festive brunch for $49 per person, or a four-course tasting menu for $88 per person, available from 5pm to 7pm. For those who want to ring in the New Year in style, a six-course tasting menu is$168 per person, including a flute of champagne and party favours. New Year’s celebration seatings available December 31 from 9pm to 10pm.
6 Course Tasting Menu $168 per Person
Comte Cheese Fritters
Salmon and Oyster Tartar
Horseradish and lemon
Sea Bream sashimi on Warm Black Truffle Garlic Toast
Foie Gras Brulee, Kumquat Confiture and Orange Liqueur Gelee
Slowly Cooked Sable Fish, Potato “Noodles” With Crème Fraîche, Vodka and Caviar
Beef Tenderloin, Miso Butter and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Champagne Truffle Cake with Orange Mirror
Mignardises and Truffles
Coffee or Tea
Executive Chef Wesley Young presents a four-course menu with optional complementary (not to be confused with complimentary) wine pairings. Tickets for this event are $69 each, with curated wine pairings available for an additional $69 – quite a deal for this calibre of food. Call 604-687-6880.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia – The Gatsby New Year’s Eve Lobby Party
If you really want to real party, but stay classy, try a roaring twenties-inspired New Year’s Eve Bash. Entertainment includes The Malcolm Aiken Trio, Pandora & The Locksmiths and Skylab sounds, they’ll be burlesque, cabaret entertainers, a caviar bar, liquid nitrogen oyster station, midnight countdown and more. Doors open at 8:30 pm with tickets priced at $149 per person. Tables are available for an extra $75 per person, and VIP tables for an additional $2,000. www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com or 604.673.7031
Listel Hotel and Forage
The Listel Hotel & Forage Restaurant have THE DEAL for you. Get a $75 credit and enjoy a fabulous food and fizz in Forage when you reserve a deluxe Gallery Floor Room or Artist Series Suite AND
• A $75 credit towards your room rate;
• 50% off overnight parking ($18 value);
• Two glasses of BC bubbles at midnight;
• Reception-style food in Forage from 10pm onwards featuring live, local music;
• Late check-out @ 1:00 pm.
Additional Nights at $50 per night.
$199 based on single or double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities not included.
604 684.8461, email email@example.com, or click here.
NYE at CIBO
Enjoy a 5 course dinner at Cibo Trattoria this New Year’s.
From 5 pm enjoy a limited a la carte and the special NYE menu.
Wine pairings also available.
From 9 pm – Ring in the New Year in Grand Style – Your evening includes:
Our special NYE menu
House made aperitif upon arrival (Barkeep Lauren’s amazing limoncello)
Flute of Champagne at midnight (the real stuff – sabred by Wine Director Steve Edwards)
5 Course Menu
local oyster, ikura caviar, lemon
bruschetta of buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di san daniele, rapini, parmigianno
beef carpaccio, pickled ramps, horseradish, celery hearts, pecorino brillo
fresh spaghetti in brodo, rock cod, chili, garlic, parsley
risotto of foraged mushrooms, garlic, thyme, butter, parmigianno
pan-seared qualicum bay scallops, slow cooked fennel,
green chili and lemon zest salsa
grilled 45 day aged rib of beef, smashed root vegetables,
horseradish, aged balsamic
vanilla panna cotta, preserved summer plums
flourless chocolate cake, crème fraiche
add black winter truffle $25 /5 grams
add seared foie gras $25 /30 grams
Uva Wine Bar
At Uva Wine Bar, celebrate NYE New Orleans style with indulgent party favours,the James Danderfer Trio, mardi-gras beads, southern cocktails flowing, and passed midnight treats. $40 tickets
Sponsored by Southern Comfort, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, El Jimador Tequila, Finlandia Vodka and Woodford Reserve Bourbon
New Year’s Eve Dumpling Platter for Two $40
2 glasses of Backyard Vineyards Brut
Duck Confit Potstickers
Seatings – 5 to 10:30 p.m. 604-642-2882
Chef Quang Dang prepares for a special five-course tasting menu, with wine pairings available, for what may be the most civilized New Year’s Eve gathering in town.
LIGHTLY CURED LANGLEY TROUT
BELGIAN ENDIVE, ORANGE, DILL VINAIGRETTE
KALE AND BRUSSEL SPROUT CAESAR
DOUBLE SMOKED BACON, ANCHOVY, BRIOCHE CROUTONS
POACHED PEAR AND CHICKEN LIVER
AGASSIZ FROMAGE FRAIS, HAZELNUTS, RED WINE GASTRIQUE
CHORIZO STUFFED HONEY MUSSELS
SAFFRON, SALMON CAVIAR, CREME FRAICHE
TOASTED ALMONDS, TARRAGON, HONEY
SPICED OXTAIL BROTH
BASIL, FIELD PEAS, VEAL TONGUE
DIVER CAUGHT SCALLOP
CELERIAC IN TEXTURES, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, MAPLE JELLY
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ALMONDS, SAGE, BLACK TRUFFLE
DOUBLE STUFFED RAVIOLI
FILLED WITH MUSHROOMS, SPINACH AND TRUFFLES, CHIVE BUTTER SAUCE
BLACK PEPPER CRUSTED BEEF STRIPLOIN
BRAISED BRISKET, YUKON GOLD POTATO PAVE, COGNAC JUS
FRASER VALLEY RACK OF PORK
SALT BAKED BEETROOT, COUS COUS, APPLE MOSTARDA
MILK POACHED SMOKED SABLEFISH
PARSNIPS IN TEXTURES, TARRAGON-CELERY JUS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH GNOCCHI
BURRATA, WILD MUSHROOMS, TRUFFLED THYME GEL
CHAI SPICED SQUASH CREME BRULEE
CRISPY CREPE, APPLE ICE CREAM
FROZEN BANANA EGGNOG PARFAIT
POMEGRANATE BARLEY PUDDING
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TART
GINGERSNAP ICE CREAM, VANILLA CARAMEL CREAM
98 PER PERSON 604 738 8938
Head to Thailand this New Year’s Eve with Maenam’s four-course dinner. Inspired by the flavours of Southeastern Asia, Chef Angus An’s celebratory menu features a selection of original creations alongside classic Maenam favourites. NYE celebrations may also include exotic cocktails or wine pairings.
$60 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available. (604) 730-5579.
crab and pomelo betal leaf wrap
miang buo served with ikura, lime dice and ginger
chicken and prawn in golden egg nets
caramelized shredded coconut, kaffir lime leaf, coriander
hot and sour beef soup
dom yum neua
braised shank, Asian celery, fried garlic
hot and sour tamarind soup of grilled salmon
tom gati plah
coconut cream, tamarind and green mango
(for parties of 2 choose 1 salad, 1 stir fry, and 1 curry)
green mango salad with crispy soft shell crab
yum mamuang buo
toasted cashew nuts, sliced green mangos, lime zest
roasted pork salad
yum moo yang
chilli jam, crackling, young lotus
stir-fried lobster with black pepper
pad gung lobster
holy basil, fried half lobster, spicy and aromatic
stir-fried baby back ribs
pad prik king moo
wild ginger, green peppercorn, 3 flavour sauce
red curry of duck leg
geng pbet raised leg, kaffir rich curry, Thai basil
southern style seafood curry
kaffir lime zest, young coconut, crab, mussels, lingcod
our version of ice coffee, served with crumble, vanilla milk
and condensed milk ice cream
Thai iced tea pannacotta
cashew praline, kalamansi jelly, orange dice
La Pentola della Quercia
NYE menu will feature both family style platters and individual dishes. Highlights include a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne upon arrival, caviar, vitello tonnato, lobster ravioli, Icelandic heritage breed lamb and celebratory dolci.
EARLY SEATING (5pm-8pm)
$55 per person*
7 course menu
Does not include champagne or caviar.
LATE SEATING (9pm-Late)
$90 per person*
10 course menu.
Call (604) 642-0557
For more information please call 604-694-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*tax & gratuity not included
OPUS HOTEL NYE sleep over rates from $289.Reserve Now
BURDOCK & CO PRESENTS A SPARKLING NATURALIST WINE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
Ring in the New Year at Burdock & Co with a bright and bubbly four-course naturalist wine-focused dinner with an organic, locally-sourced menu by chef Andrea Carlson. With two seatings—6PM and 9PM—the dinner highlights a curated selection of unadulterated bubblies. Franck Peillot sparkling, Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé, Camillo Donati Lambrusco and Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra are among the wines making an appearance at this exclusive celebratory dinner.
The four-course meal is priced at $65 per guest, with naturalist bubbly pairings available for an additional $45.
December 31, 2013
First Seating: 6PM
Second Seating: 9PM
$65 per guest, or add $45 with wine pairings
SPARKLING WINES PRODUCED BY:
Franck Peillot Montagnieu Brut
Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé
Camillo Donati Lambrusco
Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra