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Brooklyn: New Year’s Eve at Maison Premiere
Maison Premiere is planning to go all out this New Year’s—think brightly lit garlands (festooned with pinecones, spruce berries, and bird ornaments) farming each doorway, mirror, and the marble bar, fragrant wreaths, and seasonal flowers throughout the space and 700 gold and white balloons covering the ceiling.
The food and drink will follow suit, with a pop-up champagne bar from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. and a special prix-fixe menu with seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. At the dinner, expect scallop crudo with citrus, radish, and celery, smoked celery root veloute with Jonah crab and sake pears, veal sweetbreads with parsnips, mustard mieux, and Swiss chard and roasted duck with braised leeks, blood orange gastrique, and creamed kale. Coconut panna cotta and chocolate tarts for dessert will help ring 2019 on a sweet note. 298 Bedford Ave; 347-335-0446.
New York City: New Year's Eve at Atoboy
Ring in 2019 with a festive meal and celebration at New York City’s Korean-inspired restaurant run by chef Junghyun Park and manager Ellia Park. In addition to Atoboy’s regular menu, New Years Eve specials include poached lobster with lobster cream sauce, winter citrus, and an optional uni supplement, and grilled dry-aged ribeye steak ssäm with confit leeks and black truffle. Champagne specials and some reserve bottles will also be available for the evening.
Zurich: New Year’s Eve in a Pop-up Mountain Chalet at Baur au Lac
Spend New Year’s tucked inside a cozy alpine chalet. All month long the Chalet au Lac (which is installed in hotel Baur au Lac’s lakeside park next to Zurich’s largest Christmas tree) has been bringing holiday cheer to the city.
On December 31, the chalet will serve a taste of the Swiss Alps with a festive meal beginning with Osciètre caviar, mullet with artichoke cream and citrus mousseline, fondue Chinoise with veal and beef or cheese fondue with accoutrement. Cocktails, mulled wine, and hot red wine punch will also be served, bringing 2018 to a delicious close and warming up guests for the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party later in the evening. Talstrasse 1; 41-44/220-5020.