Mermaid Tavern, followed by a party to ring in the New Year at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. Then on New Years Day, I will head to Orlando to see the Gators play in the Citrus Bowl. Can't wait!
New Years Eve Wine Dinner with Chef Gary Moran at Mermaid Tavern
$75 for a 5 Course Menu with hand selected wines
tickets here and you can follow along with these 5 courses on my Instagram & twitter
Course 1: Pompano tartare with charred scallion, avocado puree and passionfruit-ponzo
Mar de FradesAlbarino
Course 2: Cauliflower-oyster risotto with celery-truffle cream and curry emulsion
H & M Hofer Gruner Veltliner
Course 3: Grilled wild goat kefta sausage with quinoa-tabbouleh, eggplant-pomegranate chutney and hummus
Juan Gil Monastrell
Course 4: Red Wine-Cocoa braised beef cheeks with frilled king oyster mushrooms, balsamic cherries and watercress-potato puree
Mount Veeder Cabernet
Course 5: White chocolate and wasabi semifreddo with ponzo-caramel and brown butter almonds
After we leave Mermaid Tavern, we will head to Seminole Hard Rock Tampa for their Fire & Ice Party to ring in the New Year! While we cannot stay out late being my husband has to work on Friday and I have to go to Orlando for the game, we are both looking forward to starting 2016 off at one of our favorite places in Tampa.
There are a ton of New Years Eve parties and dinners happening around the Tampa Bay area. Here are a few events, both elegant and casual that caught my eye.
Loews Don CeSar New Years Eve Takes Flight - $199, full bar, food and live entertainment
Rooster & The Till New Years Eve Dinner - 5 courses dinner $65
Channelside Lights up the Bay - Free admission, fireworks at Channelside
Seminole Hard Rock Fantasia 2016 - East and West Coast Party - $65 for East Coast & West Coast combo ticket
Del Frisco's Grille New Years Eve Dinner - $42 for 16oz Ribeye & Mashed Potatoes
Laid Back New Years Eve at The Refinery - drink specials & complimentary small plates at 11pm
Council Oak at Seminole Hard Rock New Years Eve Three Course Dinner - 3 Course dinner $95
The Rooftop Eve Midnight in the Garden - $200 all inclusive premium rooftop bar party
Fresh Harvest at Seminole Hard Rock New Years Day Brunch - $27 for an amazing brunch buffet