You could hunker in a crumb-strewn Slanket and toast the New Year from the couch, or you can flick the mothballs off your glad rags and paint the town royally red. With that dilemma in mind, we’ve collected some great events to lure you out of your house-bound shame cycle.
Bronx Flavor’s and BRONXNET‘s World Premier Screening (And Preposterous Holiday Extravaganza) with Baron Ambrosia at the Paradise Theater
December 30, 7pm – 11pm
$8 donation at door; cash bar
Check out the Baron as he drops the new season of Bronx Flavor, the cool, cult food show that earned His Purpleness paeans in the New York Times and Saveur. Celeb guests are slated, with beats by iconic, birth-of-rap Bronx DJs – and if a cash bar isn’t enough to do it, then the ornate Paradise Theater on the Grand Concourse might get you dancing. Brought by BRONXNET
New Year’s Eve at Bedford Post
Gere up for the New Year with these two, distinct Bedford Post events. To reserve either party, call (914) 234-7800
6pm and 9pm seatings
$110 per person
“Guests will begin their celebratory meal with a selection of offerings for the table: oysters (mignonette, lemon, chili oil); American caviar (potato blini, red onion, sieved egg); and steak tartare (caper, egg yolk, pecorino).
The second course offers diners a selection three dishes including sunchoke soup (bay scallops and chive); wild mushrooms (Swiss chard, parmigiano brood); Corzetti (lobster, chopped truffle, chervil). For the main course, guests may choose from three dishes: roasted turbot (lemon, parsley, brown butter); osso bucco (red wine braised with marrow and gremolata); or risotto (shaved black truffle and parmigiano).
To conclude the dinner festivities, guests may enjoy a selection of homemade desserts including warm bittersweet chocolate cake (passion fruit caramel); lemon soufflé (crème anglaise and almonds); Pierre Robert (soft ripened cow’s milk cheese, honeycomb, and thyme).”
8pm – 1am
$60 per person, excluding drinks
“For individuals looking to dance right into 2011, the Yoga Loft will be transformed into a lively lounge featuring a DJ with light hors d’oeuvres.
New Year’s Eve at Plates
$75 per person ($100 per person for last seating)
(914) 834-1244 or manager@PlatesonthePark.com
From the site: “‘1.der’ what we’re up to this New Year? 2 prix-fixe menus: the early seating includes four courses at $75 per person and the late seating includes four courses, plus complimentary end-of-the-evening dessert and Champagne bar and dancing!! That one is $100 per person. Mirror ball, flat screen for the countdown, fashionable noisemakers, and somebody (not sayin’ who) always ends up dancing on the bar….sure to be ‘1.drous..” ” For menu details, visit site.