Miami Happenings for this Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Enjoy these trendy restaurants with friends and family this holiday season.
MR CHOW – Miami Beach
While the restaurant scene continues to undergo major changes and revamps, foodies can count on MR CHOW to continue its reign as one of the area’s most iconic hotspots to not only dine, imbibe and be seen, but to pull out all the stops for New Year’s Eve. This upscale, fashionable eatery for authentic Beijing fare has put together an exclusive three-course menu to celebrate 2022’s Year of the Tiger, stacked with fine delicacies like Chicken Satay, Duck Mignon, Live Lobster and Pork Zebra Dumplings. Rounding out the celebratory atmosphere, patrons can expect a live DJ, balloons, and other novelties to ring in the New Year in style. Priced at $225 and $400 per guest for first and second seating, respectively, a complimentary bottle of wine as chic as the clientele is included with each dinner to help kick off a night of good food and good moods. With the perfect combination of art, fashion, music, and cuisine, it isn’t hard to see why tastemakers and trendsetters alike flock to MR CHOW for a meal and atmosphere that never fails to impress and deliver.
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DINNER, DJ & FIREWORKS WATCH PARTY AT THE NEW HOTEL AKA BRICKELL
AKA’s latest Miami offering, Hotel AKA Brickell is welcoming guests for nightly or week-long stays at the all-glass tower overlooking Miami’s financial district. Formerly known as the Conrad Hotel, this urban retreat will be offering locals and hotel guests a New Year’s Eve activation including an open bar package, live music with a DJ and a special dinner menu and package by the exquisite Nativo Kitchen + Bar, including a bottle of champagne or wine. The year-end celebration will be held at the property’s stunning private event space with incredible water views that’ll showcase the spectacular fireworks at midnight. For bookings and more information, see here.
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Ring in the new year at Coconut Grove’s newest and hottest sister eateries Los Felix and Krüs Kitchen. Enjoy a special prefix menu crafted from co-founder Chef Sebastián Vargas starting at $175pp, live music until 1 a.m., and a specialty natural wine pairing list – for an additional cost – as you toast to the new year! For reservations and more information, see here.
Image courtesy of Los Felix and Krüs Kitchen
Stemming from a partnership by Buya Ramen and KYU original creators, Lewis and Haigh; BUYA Izakaya. + Yakitori is a casual Japanese eatery which opened in fall of 2020. This all-day eatery serves up Japanese Soul food from its open kitchen and is cooking up something extra special in time for New Year’s Eve. Guests are invited to come dine and enjoy shareable dishes like the famous Tempura Beech Mushroom and immerse themselves in Buya’s boozy, social atmosphere adorned with trinkets and a hand-painted graffiti mural. With sake and cocktail ninjas available, Buya is the perfect spot to kick off a night of barhopping and celebrating throughout the night with its special pre-NYE party menu.
Images courtesy of BUYA Izakaya. + Yakitori
Located in the heart of South Beach, MILA Restaurant transports diners on a culinary journey throughout the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan. To ring in the new year, MILA is offering a two-hour dining experience “izakaya” style, meaning dishes are meant to be shared amongst the table. The MILA team introduces the bold signature flavors of the Mediterranean and Japanese culture, including premium wagyu, black rock lava grilled prime filet, beef short rib ‘kalbi’, foie gras and uni diver scallops, shawarma spiced wagyu gyoza, MediterrAsian makis and more. Their New Year’s Eve first seating between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. will be offered at $250 indoor for a prefix menu and $300 outdoors. For those hoping to countdown to midnight at MILA, a second seating will be available from 9:00 p.m. through the end of the night for $450 inside and the addition of a $350 beverage minimum outside.
Image courtesy of MILA Restaurant
MILA is celebrating Christmas with a special dish that embodies their luxurious “MediterrAsian” concept. They are serving “Hirame,” the Japanese term for Summer Flounder, imported from the volcanic South Korean island of Jeju. Flavored with dill for freshness, mustard seed for aroma and nuttiness, and fig vinegar for a bittersweet bite, the light fish is perfectly balanced. Is a dish ever complete without Caviar? The Hirame is topped with fish eggs and bright edible flowers for garnish that make the dish as beautiful as it is delicious.