Around Town - New Brunch, Dominique Ansel Classes, Latest New Year's Eve Parties and More...

December 22, 2022, 6:59.03 pm ET  

Photo: Monarch                                                                                                  

Just in time for the holidays, the Monarch (148 Metropolitan Ave) in Williamsburg is offering weekend brunch from 10am to 4:30pm. The menu is spotlighting food from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Thailand.  Think – Kimchi Waffles, Ube Ricotta Pancakes, and a Breakfast Bahn Mi.  Cocktails include a boozy bubble tea called Willow’s Wake Up Call with earl grey-infused white rum, boba, honey, lemon, and coconut milk. 

Photo: The Oval                                                                                       

The Oval at La Devozione inside Chelsea Market has received a prestigious award. Italian food guide Gambero Rosso has awarded the restaurant “three forks” and naming it the 20th Best Italian Retsaurant Outside of Italy out of fifty.  One dish worth checking out is the Sogno Rosa, Eliche Giganti, a spiral pasta shape in a beetroot sauce with goat cheese mousse and chopped almonds, served in a glass that is swirled tableside.

Photo: Dominique Ansel/Kith                                            

If you are looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, Dominique Ansel is offering online baking classing as Learn the art of making French specialties, including a classic croissant, pies and  crème brûlée. Every class comes with 5-7 video lessons and recipes, and is 40 to 50 minutes in length with downloadable recipe book. Price per lesson: $12.00 Price for all 5 lessons: $49.95 (a limited offer for $60.00 of value).  

New Year’s Eve Celebrations continue to pour in...

Photo: Jungsik                                                                                                    

Two-Michelin-starred Jugsik is offering a luxurious 11-course tasting menu including Languoustine, cooked over binchotan charcoal topped with ossetra caviar; and White Truffle Kongguksu, a rustic Korean noodle with fermented tomato and crunchy buckwheat, layered with Alba white truffle. $450 pp.

Photo: Casa TuLuM                                                                                          

Newly Opened Casa TuLuM, a stylish new Mexican spot at the South Street Seaport is throwing a party with exclusive 3-course meal with seatings at 9:30pm and 10pm. There will be a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors to ring in the New Year.  $200 pp.

Photo: The Standard Grill                                                                                

The Standard Grill is hosting a Burlesque Ball Drop to ring in 2023.   Savor a curated and delectable dining journey designed by Chef Paul Hargove, while being dazzled all evening by breathtaking burlesque performances. $145 pp. Includes a complimentary glass of Moët.

Photo: GG Tokyo                                                                                             

GG Tokyo, which emulates Tokyo’s lively Gai District, is celebrating the New Year with Japanese-inspired dishes, hors d'oeuvres for the first hour, and open bar from 9pm to 12am. There will also be a Tarlant champagne toast.  $175 pp

Modern speakeasy-inspired omakase concept Sushi by Boū is offering a Bou-gie 17-course seating with a special New Year’s Eve party package at its Nomad, Chelsea and Flatiron locations ($150pp), and at its Times Square location (185pp) that includes 2023 Glasses, Party Hats, Noise Makers, Beads, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Photo: Sushi by Bou                                                                                         

And at the stroke of Midnight on December 31, New York City will light up as the ball drops in Times Square. The numbers 2023 have already arrived and remain on display heading into the big day. Click here for more.


Be sure to check out our list of more than 100 New Year’s Eve celebrations happening in New York City as get ready for 2023.

Until next time, we’ll be seeing you Around Town!

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