The year is coming to an end and celebrations are in order. The Weekend team lists the best options for New Year's Eve
Le Cirque/Megu, The Leela Palace
You can book a “a table in heaven” at Le Cirque, the French-Italian restaurant, and sample an eight-course menu prepared by Chef Mickey; sway to the beats of a jazz band; feast on an array of desserts and champagnes by the roof-top poolside. At the Japanese restaurant Megu, enjoy the Omakase menu with a choice of entrées, array of starters, soups, sushi and sashimi followed by desserts.
Charges: Rs 8,000 (plus taxes) per person
For reservations, call 011-39331234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Orient Express, The Taj Palace
Enjoy a musical evening with internationally-acclaimed jazz singer Melanie LeBlanc and Lawrence Ireland who will bring in the new year with their lilting tunes. The lavish European cuisine, along with cocktails, will be the perfect accompaniment to the music.
Charges: Packages between Rs 22,000-Rs 35,000 for a couple
For reservations, call 011- 66503779
Threesixty°, The Oberoi
If you’re in the mood for a quiet meal with your friends and family, then opt for the lavish dinner buffet at Threesixty° to sample the turkey roulade with raisins and olives, roast salmon steaks with chive cream or the freshly shucked oysters with a vodka and shallot vinaigrette. The bar will be stocked with the season’s finest wines and champagnes.
Charges: Rs 6,500 (plus taxes)
For reservations, call 011-24363030
Pan Asian/Dakshin/Baywatch, WelcomHotel Sheraton
For New Year’s Eve, the hotel has designed a special à la carte menu at its two tony restaurants — Pan Asian and Dakshin. Also on offer are cocktails and beverages. After dinner, you can head to the multi-cuisine restaurant Baywatch and shake a leg to the tunes of the in-house DJ.
Charges: Rs 2,500 (plus taxes) per head at Pan Asian or Dakshin; Rs 2,000 per head at Baywatch
For reservations, call 011- 42661122
Vista/Ming Yang/Atrium Lounge/Masala Bay, Taj Lands End, Bandra
Enjoy the lavish New Year’s Eve dinner menus with a range of cuisines, drinks and desserts available at all the restaurants. Reservations will be open on December 29 and 30 on a first-come-first-served basis.
Charges: Rs 5,500-Rs 6,500 (inclusive of taxes) per head
For reservations, call 022-66681234
The Eau Bar, The Oberoi
Guests will have access to a free-flowing bar and canapés, while George and the Soft Rock Revolution play a selection of classics and new songs.
Charges: Rs 3,750 (inclusive of taxes)
For reservations, call 022-6634 2012
The Zodiac Grill/Souk, The Taj Mahal Palace
While The Zodiac Grill will lay out an assortment of European delicacies with live music by the pianist Austin, Souk, the roof-top Mediterranean restaurant, will offer a West Asian buffet. A DJ will be present to set the mood of the evening.
Charges: Rs 15,000 (inclusive of taxes) per head at The Zodiac Grill; Rs 10,000 (inclusive of taxes) per head at Souk.
For reservations, call 022-66653366
Mynt, The Taj West End
For foodies, the restaurant will dole out an elaborate buffet offering Indian, Lebanese and Italian fare with a variety of desserts and beverages from the bar and. Usher in the new year on the dance floor with the live band; follow it up with a champagne brunch the next day.
Charges: Rs 7,000 for a couple; Rs 4,000 for an adult and Rs 1,500 for children up to 12 years. For brunch, Rs 3,500 plus taxes, per head.
For reservations, call 080-66605660
Ice, Vivanta by Taj, MG Road
Groove to the tunes of British DJ Mel Reeves along with DJ Vanshi who will play the hits of the year. The buffet will include a range of cuisines and cocktails.
Charges: Rs 6,000 (inclusive of taxes) for a couple; Rs 4,000 for stags.
For reservations, call 080-66604444
Someplace Else, Park Kolkata
If you want to groove to rock music this New Year’s Eve, visit this famous nightclub which is known to give a platform to established and young artists alike. A performance by popular band Saturday Night Blues might just be the perfect setting for a perfect night.
Charges: As per club rules
For reservations, call 033-40049000
Bring in the new year at the hotel’s poolside party with spirits, cocktails, wines and beers, a DJ, and a grand dessert buffet at its various outlets: Waterside Café, Regency Lawn or Guchhi.
Charges: Rs 3,999 (inclusive of taxes) per head
For reservations, call 033-25171516
With the theme of “Lucky 13”, the hotel pulls out all stops with a gala buffet dinner with live jazz, welcome beverages and a menu of caviar, seafood and roast turkey.
Charges: Rs 14,660 (inclusive of taxes) for a couple
For reservation, call 033-66123939
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