Things to do for December 29, 2011
Steak, Champagne and Breakfast in Bed
The weekend wishes you a fleet of cabs on New Year’s Eve.
Whether you opt for seven courses of full-blooded Wagyu, foie gras, king crab and caviar—all paired with Dom Pérignon—or you go the Italian route with oysters fritti, black truffle ravioli and fricassee of lobster paired with Italy’s best, you’ll be off to a good start. And by good, we mean happily over-gorged.
Fireworks Views on the Roof
You’ll have full run of Americano’s bar, lounge and dining room, but it’s the enclosed deck where you’ll likely spend the majority of the night. Unless you opt for roof deck access, which lands you even better waterfront views of the fireworks. Which probably won’t be the last fireworks you see all night...
Choosing between a four-course, sit-down steak dinner and an all-you-can-eat buffet is tough. But fair. Because either way you’ll be rewarded with four hours’ worth of open bars, live music and a prime view of the fireworks show.
Pool Party at the Phoenix
If a December pool party sounds ridiculous, we should remind you that: a) this is still the Golden State, and b) there are indoor comforts like two bars and a long lineup of DJs as well as heated cabanas outside. Also, this shouldn’t sound ridiculous to you.
There are after-parties and then there are after-parties. This bedside bash falls into that rare third area: the after-after-party. Skip your bed, reserve one here and have breakfast delivered to you, along with mimosa-making accoutrements. Consider it sleep by osmosis.