Is it just me or did 2018 fly by faster than an IndyCar battling for first place? It seems like I was just putting the Christmas decorations away only a few months ago, but I now realize that a full 12 months has passed. They say time passes by quicker as you age…well that’s certainly true for me! Or perhaps it’s just that I’ve been super busy all year. Whatever the case, it’s good to slow down at the end of the year and assess one’s progress, as well as refine one’s goals. Did you have a particularly good year and want to celebrate the incoming year in style? You might want to book one of these Toronto restaurants for New Year’s Eve 2019 dinner now before they sell out. They are some of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Happy 2019!
New Year’s Eve 2019 at Benihana at Royal York Hotel
Enjoy a Teppanyaki-style experience right at your table at Benihana at Royal York Hotel on Monday, December 31, 2018. The New Year’s Eve 2019 5-Course Menu includes:
- Salmon Belly Nigiri | Avocado Maki
House Cured | Maple Lacquer | Shiso | Seaweed Salad
- Miso Soup
Asari Clam | Enoki | Wakame | Tofu | Scallions
- Asian Slaw
Shredded Cabbage | Heirloom Carrot | Cherry Tomato | Daikon Toasted Cashew | Rooftop Honey Ginger Dressing
Hibachi Vegetables – Onions, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts Steamed or Fried Rice
- Choice of 1:
Wagyu Strip Loin – 4 oz.
AAA Canadian Filet Mignon
Yorkshire Valley Chicken Breast
- Choice of 1:
Lobster Tail or Scallops
Japanese Cheesecake, Matcha Frosting
Seatings are from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Cost is Adult $125 plus tax and gratuity; Child $65 plus tax and gratuity. Benihana is located at the Avenues Level. Call 416-860-5002 to reserve.
GVCA’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade on Monday, December 31, 2018. Ring in 2019 in style at the newly-renovated Guild Inn, which was home to the original Guild Inn and the Guild of All Arts. This New Year’s Eve event has a Masquerade theme (so bring a masquerade mask along with your party attire). Tickets are $130 including taxes and service fee and can be purchased online. Vegetarian and gluten-free meal options are available when you order on-line. NYE Tickets include:
- full four-course dinner
- open bar
- live band, plus DJ
Enjoy a NYE 2019 VIP menu at David Duncan House at Don Mills and York Mills Roads. The menu includes:
Moet & Chandon Ice Station
Mixed Charcuterie Board
Mini Seafood Tower – shrimp, salmon, seaweed salad, raw tuna, mussels, crab leg
Meat Platter – lamb chop, filet mignon, rib eye
Dessert Tower – macaroons, loukoumades with honey and cinnamon, mini cheesecake and mini chocolate torte
Bottle of Belvedere per table
Mini Moet for Midnight Toast
Cost is $275 per person. Call 416-391-1424 to reserve. Please advise David Duncan House of any food allergies. David Duncan House is located at 125 Moatfield Drive.
Ring in 2019 in style at Sofia Restaurant. The Yorkville restaurant is featuring an $85 prix fixe menu at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 and a $130 prix fixe menu at 9 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018. The prix fixe menu includes:
Antipasti: Insalata di Inverno OR Arancini ai Funchi Selvatici OR Wagyu Beef
Pasta: Gnocchi di Ricotta e Tartufo OR Linguina Aragosta OR Garganelli al Ragu di Manzo
Secondi: Branzino alla Griglia OR Costina di Manzo Corta OR Risotto alla Zucca
Dolce: Mousse di Café OR Pannacotta di Castagne OR Limone Cagliato
Call 416-479-8974 or email [email protected] to reserve.