2020 has been quite a year—so it needs to go out with a bang. Here are seven picks for Miami New Year’s Eve 2020 ranging in price from $75 at one of my favorite restaurants to total splurges with a group of friends for $10,000. These are nights you won’t forget!
Private Teepee Under the Stars at Nikki Beach Hotel
At the Nikki Beach Miami Beach’s Neon Jungle New Year’s Eve celebration (beginning at 6 pm), there’s a twist on a socially-distant Miami New Year’s Eve 2020 celebration– a Private Teepee Under The Stars in a spacious corner of the property. The teepee package is $10,000 for up to 6 people to watch the sunset & ring in the new year from their private open-aired teepee while enjoying charcuterie, mezze, and sushi platters, lush pillows, carpets, lanterns, and fresh florals, plus three bottles of Perrier-Jouet and other spirits of one’s choice.
Additionally, guests can enjoy other options for Nikki Beach’s dining experience under the stars in a designated area at private tables or VIP Cabanas. With an ambiance of lush greenery, vibrant florals, and elegant touches of neon lighting, guests can purchase dinner packages featuring a four-course meal with Perrier-Jouet, or VIP packages at tables or daybeds starting at $550. Tickets & More Info: https://www.nikkibeachmiamievents.com/new-years-eve-2020
New Year’s Eve doesn’t get more Miami than celebrating at Cafe La Trova in the heart of Little Havana! They’re pulling out all the stops to ring in 2020 with live La Trova music, award winning cocktails by master cantinero Julio Cabrera, contemporary Latin cuisine by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, flowing bubby, late night-DJs, and much more. Open Bar Package from 9 p.m. to midnight: $85, includes passed bites. Available at the bars only. Does not include gratuity. For dinner there’s a 6 to 7 p.m. seating with family style three course meal, welcome cocktail and live music for $85 ++pp and from 9 to 10 pm. family style four course meal, welcome cocktail and champagne toast at midnight for $150 ++pp. Reserve here: https://www.cafelatrova.com/reservations/\
Sultan’s Garden Masquerade at Byblos Miami
Miami Beach’s Mediterranean inspired Byblos Miami, one of my faves, is inviting guests to join their Sultan’s Garden Masquerade during this very special Miami New Years Eve 2020 celebration. Pick one of Byblos’ dinner seatings, followed by late-night revelry in the outdoor Garden. For all inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 786.864.2990.
1st Seating Reservation Availability: 5:30PM – 7PM
Indoor & outdoor dining availability
- $75 per person
- Includes 3-course prix-fixe menu dining experience, plus a bottle of bubbly for every 2 ppl
2nd Seating Reservation Availability: 7:30PM – 10PM
Indoor & outdoor dining availability
- $225 per person
- Includes 4-course prix-fixe menu dining experience, plus a bottle of champagne for every 2 ppl
The Deck at Island Gardens presents “Champagne Madame 2021” New Year’s Eve Dinner by Chef Joseph Bonavita
The Deck at Island Gardens is ringing in the new year with a special “Champagne Madame” celebration from 7 p.m. by Executive Chef Joseph Bonavita. Starting at $350++ per person, the family style menu features five courses:
First Course: charcuterie & cheese platter with house pickles and grilled sourdough
- Second Course: seafood platter with Kusshi Oysters dressed in vodka mignonette, ceviche selections and caviar service.
- Third Course: signature arugula & endive salad (heirloom tomatoes, black olives, dried figs, tossed in a Parmigiano Reggiano wheel)
- Fourth Course: roasted châteaubriand au poivre or olive oil poached ora king salmon served with roasted heirloom carrots and butter whipped potatoes
- Fifth Course: dessert platter of best sellers like ‘Chocolate Nemesis’ cake, house tiramisu, and basque cheesecakewith fruit, meringue and gelato selections.
For those who want to celebrate extravagantly — and safely — with a small group, parties can reserve:
- waterfront table ($5,000) for 10 guests; includes two bottles of Dom Perignon, two bottles of Grey Goose and one bottle of Don Julio Silver, five-course NYE menu, plus a seafood and caviar platter
- DJ front table ($10,000) for 10 guests; includes three bottles of Dom Perignon, two bottles of Grey Goose and two bottles of Don Julio Anejo, and five-course NYE menu
A la carte bottle packages are also available. Reservations required. To reserve, call 786-627-4949 or email TheDeck@IslandGardens.com.
Chotto Matte Presents “Dystropolis” New Year’s Eve 2021 Celebration
Chotto Matte is inviting guests to enter a world of cosmic dystopia, leaving 2020 behind while entering its bright futuristic “Dystropolis” New Year’s Eve celebration in the heart of South Beach.The lavish party will start at 4 p.m. and continue late, so diners can enjoy futuristic beats by Chotto Matte’s resident DJ and savor its signature Nikkei sharing menus while sipping on cosmic cocktails throughout the night.
Diners can select from two prix fixe menus:
- Nikkei Menu I:features popular dishes including “O-toro” nikkei sashimi,lobster ceviche, wagyu and foie gras gyoza, slow cooked BBQ beef “asado de tira,”branzino fillet tempura, “chu-toro sato maki” salmon, and “Machu Picchu Mountain” pistachio ice cream.($150 per person)
- Nikkei Menu II:includes an array of best-sellers including “chu-toro” nikkei sashimi, king crab spring roll, “arroz chaufa lobster” lobster spicy sesame soy fried rice, wagyu striploin “a la parrilla,”dover sole tempura, “o-toro sato maki” salmon, and “Magical Chocolate Ball” cake.($200 per person)
Both menus include a welcome cocktail upon arrival (choice of Yuzu Martini, Lychee Picante, or Chotto Espresso Martini)and a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut champagne for the midnight toast.
After 9 p.m. Chotto Matte is offering bar packages, which include two bottles of champagne. Diners can choose from the following four packages: Dom Perignon 2006 + Belvedere($725), Dom Perignon 2006 + Don Julio 1942($950), Veuve Clicquot + Belvedere ($475), Veuve Clicquot + Don Julio Blanco($475).
Glamour French Riviera Style at Villa Azur
Embrace glamour under the stars at Villa Azur’s “La Bella Vita!” Miami New Year’s Eve 2020 celebration. Enjoy a live pianist, Dj, casino tables, magician and much more. Villa Azur will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. for an endless evening of dazzling entertainment throughout its spacious courtyard. Chef Carlos Torres has crafted a best of the best “a la carte” menu for patrons to enjoy, featuring Wagyu, Tomahawk Steak, Seafood Towers, Caviar, and their famous “Pâtes a la Meule.” Guests can further enhance their evening by pairing their preferred liquor, champagne or wine with their meal. Two seatings are available, the first seating will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. with children welcome to attend, while the second seating will begin at 9:30 p.m. and continue into the evening.
For full details and pricing for bottle packages, visit the website. Reservations are encouraged.
An Italian New Year’s Eve at Toscana Divino
The authentic Italian fine dining destination with a spacious outdoor patio, Toscana Divino, invites diners to ring in Miami New Year’s Eve 2020 with an indulgent multi-course set menu. For this special occasion, the restaurant is offering a five-course preset menu priced at $174++ per person. Guests can book a table for the first seating from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or the second seating which is from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m, and enjoy dinner on the covered patio or inside the spacious restaurant. The meal will begin with an amuse bouche of shrimp gazpacho with with caviar and lemon air, followed by a choice of appetizer, where diners can choose between lobster paired with green apple, crème fraiche, peas and smoked trout caviar; or cheese fondue with yolk and mushroom ravioli and topped with Perigord truffle. Next up New Year’s Eve revelers can enjoy a pasta dish composed of Acquerello rice, bisque, shrimp and lemon confit. Main course choices include black grouper with endive, sea colors sauce and sorrel or beef plated with burnt eggplant, bell pepper, royal trumpet and truffle sauce, while a honey, white chocolate, burnt meringue is on offer for dessert. Reservations are required, seating is limited.
Other additions, Tanuki, Juvia and Baoli in South Beach, Marion and Komodo in the Brickell area and Bulla Gastrobar in Coral Gables.
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