Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Food & Dining Holidays Home & Garden New Year's Day
French chef Daniel Boulud poses at the entrance at his flagship restaurant 'Daniel' in New York. ©AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

French chef Daniel Boulud poses at the entrance at his flagship restaurant ‘Daniel’ in New York.
©AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

(Relaxnews) – From a seven-course meal that includes foie gras ravioli at The Dorchester in London, to a Vaudeville-themed cocktail party at Grant Achatz’s Chicago bar the Aviary, here’s a roundup of how some of the hottest tickets in town will be ringing in the new year.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
A New Year’s Eve dinner at the triple Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester includes foie gras ravioli, a duck consomme, tartufi di Alba, roasted wild sea bass, root vegetables, a light green jus and wine pairings.

A 5-course menu that starts at 6 pm costs £225.

A 7-course menu and wine pairing that starts at 8 pm costs £440

alainducassereservations@alainducasse-dorchester.com

Alinea, Chicago
Details are sparse but Grant Achatz’s flagship restaurant Alinea will be hosting a “special extended tasting menu” for $450 a person. An optional reserve wine pairing is priced at $300.

For reservations, email tickets@alinearestaurant.com

Next restaurant, Chicago
Achatz’s pop-up restaurant which sets up and tears down a new menu every four months will be hosting the last of its Bocuse d’Or-themed dinners. Tickets are $295 with reserve wine pairings priced at $195.

www.nextrestaurant.com

The Room, Chicago
If you’re looking for a quieter, more intimate way to ring in the New Year with friends, consider booking Next Restaurant’s private dining space, The Room, which seats 10 people at a single table. Servers and chefs have your undivided attention.

To book the room costs $7,483.

Email theroom@nextrestaurant.com to make reservations.

The Aviary, Chicago
Looking for a festive New Year’s Eve bash? Check in at Achatz’s cocktail bar The Aviary for a Vaudeville-themed party where they’ve enlisted a dozen “femmes fatales,” comedians and a five-piece band. The 10-course meal will be accompanied by a jazz soundtrack and classic cocktails à la Aviary. Tickets are $493.65 a person. Email nye@theaviary.com for reservations.

Daniel, New York
Fan of jazz and French chef Daniel Boulud? Ring in the New Year at Boulud’s three Michelin-starred eatery Daniel, where diners will tuck into a six-course meal, accompanied by live jazz, DJ, dancing and a champagne toast. Dinner is $625 a person.

http://danielnyc.com

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