By Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto
Raise a glass to happy times in 2017 at these restaurants offering enticing New Year’s Eve celebration packages.
Angle at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa invites you to ditch the sandals and don stilettos for a Rock ’N’ Roll Tribute New Year’s Eve. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a Toes in the Sand Welcome Reception on the beach for all hotel guests and package participants, followed by free-flowing, butler-passed champagne and seafood canapés at 5:30 p.m. The reception continues at 8 p.m. in the hotel’s Flagler Hall, with more champagne and canapés and dueling pianos entertainment beginning at 9:30 p.m. In the Grand Ballroom, a four-course dinner, dancing and live entertainment by Decades Rewind, featuring Philip Myers, begins at 9:15 p.m. and caps off with a champagne toast, balloon drop and DJ dancing. Tickets begin at $495 per couple for resort guests and tables of 10 can be reserved. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s acclaimed restaurant, Angle, is hosting its own dinner fête, with a five-course dinner menu for $90 with seatings at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and $175 for seatings at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that include wine pairing, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Angle at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561-540-4924, eaupalmbeach.com.
Beauty & The Feast Bar | Kitchen
On Saturday, Dec. 31, Beauty & the Feast will offer two New Year’s Eve celebration seatings. The Early Seating, from 6-9 p.m., includes a three-course feast-style dinner with pig roast and small plates for $59 per person. The Midnight Seating at 9 p.m. features a four-course feast with DJ entertainment, party favors and champagne toast at midnight for $119 per person. On Sunday, Jan. 1, partake in the third annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Atlantic Hotel will offer guests a private area to dry off and change before enjoying the $49 fixed-price brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Guests who participate in the Polar Bear Plunge will receive a $20.17 discount off brunch. Fixed-price menus do not include beverages, tax or gratuity. Register at society8.com for complimentary commemorative 2017 New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge favors and refreshments. Beauty & the Feast at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-8070, society8.com.
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
Burlock Coast is offering a Five-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu from 7-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, featuring diver scallops, Lake Meadow duck with pumpkin gnocchi, filet mignon and spumoni among the selections. The evening will include live entertainment, a glass of champagne, party favors and access to the after-party on the 3rd floor of the Ritz-Carlton in the Astor Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.. Dinner price is $150+ per adult; kids are welcome to order off the regular kids menu. The After Party is complimentary with dinner or $30 per person without dinner. Reservations are required and a credit card authorization form is requested for non-hotel guests. Burlock Coast at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-302-6460,
Chef Angelo Elia invites guests to ring in the new year with a special holiday menu at the iconic Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant will begin dinner reservation seatings at 5 p.m. and diners will indulge in many of the chef’s delicious offerings from the special menu. The party will continue into the evening with party favors, live music and dancing with a champagne toast at midnight. Casa D’Angelo, 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1234,
Our Passion at the Trio
Casual-chic restaurant Our Passion at the Trio is offering a four-course fixed-price menu on New Year’s Eve that includes a choice of glass of wine or champagne for $50. Selections include beef carpaccio, grouper ceviche, ahi tuna, beef Wellington and classic caramel flan. The first dinner seating is at 7 p.m. and the second at 10 p.m. Patrons can stay to watch the ball drop as the restaurant offers drink specials and stays open until 2 a.m. Our Passion at the Trio, 2881 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-900-6143, ourpassionatthetrio.com.
Pistache French Bistro
French bistro Pistache will be offering entertainment and two seatings for dinner on New Year’s Eve. The Early Seating between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. will feature a three-course menu for $85 per person, while the Late Seating from 9 p.m. and after will offer a four-course menu for $190 per person including a bottle of champagne per couple. Pistache, 1 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-5090, pistachewpb.com.
Even More New Year’s Eats options
Celebrate on the ocean with a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner at 3030 Ocean. Located within the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Ocean will offer its regular a la carte menu alongside a high-end, five-course chef’s tasting menu for $100 per person. Pair each course with a wine for $150. 3030 Ocean at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954-766-6100, 3030ocean.com
Brandon’s Palm Beach
Ring in the New Year at the chic oceanfront restaurant Brandon’s in the Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa. The party will feature live jazz, dancing, cocktail specials created by lead bartender Ivan Ramirez and a champagne toast at midnight. Executive Chef Chris Schaefer will present a three-course dinner for $95 per person while the a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations suggested. Brandon’s at the Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, 2842 S. Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, 561-540-6444, brandonspalmbeach.com