Things to do for December 29, 2011
This Weekend: Champagne, Dancing and Brunch
The weekend had a cameo in New Year’s Eve.
Dinner with a Side of Fireworks
Your favorite restaurant in the sky is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that starts with you and your date dining on Maine lobster and seared duck breast. Then, with champagne flute in hand, you’ll watch the Victory Park fireworks show. After that... let’s just say there’ll be more fireworks.
A Secret Dinner in a New Bar
You’re familiar with the Mason Bar. Oh wait, no, you’re probably not—it hasn’t opened yet. Well, here’s a little secret: on New Year’s Eve, you can get a sneak peek with a five-course underground dinner hosted there. (The menu’s top-secret.) We’re 99% sure you won’t be trespassing.
Sushi and a Hush-Hush After-Party
New Year’s Eve rule #135: Sometimes a little sake goes a long way. For proof, head to Sushi Axiom for a group dinner over volcano rolls and some rice wine. Then venture into their hidden lounge to drink some bubbly. You wouldn’t want to violate rule #1.
Sparklers, Bubbly, Dancers, Models...
You’d expect Hotel ZaZa’s NYE fest to be mildly insane. But we’re here to report that, well... you’re exactly right. It’s a ’70s-themed bash with sparklers, dancers dressed like glam rockers and a man in a panda suit. We’re calling it—2012, year of the panda suit.
The Brunch You’ll Deserve
You have big plans for 2012—like eating. On January 1, you’ll kick off the new year at the shiny, buttoned-up dining hall with a three-course brunch. Here you’ll order up pancakes covered in caramelized apples, plus a Bloody. Go ahead, wear your tux.