December 12, 2018

Where to go & What to do | Christmas & New Years Eve in Miami!

MASKA | Indian Christmas | New Year’s Eve

Celebrate Christmas Eve or ring in the New Year at Maska! The newest restaurant in Miami, helmed by the renowned Executive Chef Hemant Mathur. Chef Mathur is the FIRST Indian Chef in the U.S. to be awarded a Michelin Star; the indoor and outdoor eatery will be open for dinner only and will launch its Sunday brunch early next year.

Maska is located in the heart of Midtown Miami’s burgeoning shopping district and is a more upscale and vibrant iteration of Chef Mathur’s Michelin-rated restaurants in New York City. The eclectic menu is broken down into three categories: small plates, Maska Marke (from the tandoor and clay oven), and large plates. Standout signature menu items include, Lucknowi Galouti Kebab, Lamb Chops, Octopus Masala, Nalli Nihari & Murg Maska which will appeal to all sorts of diners. The restaurant will also feature a full-service bar and serve specialty cocktails such as Maska Mules.


BALEEN kitchen | Christmas | New Year’s Eve

What’s better than an intimate Christmas dinner with the family at BALEENkitchen?! The restaurant's“semi-private” dining area seats up to 10 people and is conveniently isolated for an intimate culinary experience. Suitable for a small holiday meal with a few loved ones or corporate team dinner. The stunning eatery boasts breathtaking ocean views, a tropical twist to Mediterranean cuisine and ultramodern décor. Celebrate Christmas on the sand and by the bonfire at Sole on the Ocean after dinner.

BALEEN kitchen

(786) 923-9305

Faena Miami Beach | New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a glamorous Latin Tango-inspired celebration at Faena Miami Beach. A nod to Faena’s South American roots, the fabulous fete begins in the hotel’s gilded Cathedral as sultry Tango dancers greet guests with passionate performances set to a traditional bandoneon. Then, a decadent multi-course dinner awaits at your choice of Faena’s award-winning restaurants. For a true Argentine experience, make your way to renowned chef Francis Mallmann’s Los Fuegos and indulge in Ossetra Caviar, Maine Lobster Tail and Smoked Wagyu Tenderloin with shaved black winter truffle. Upstairs at Pao by Paul Qui, gather with loved ones on the oceanview terrace and savor unique, Asian-inspired creations like Miyazaki A5 Wagyu carpaccio, Alaskan king crab rice with foie gras, 72-hour smoked shortrib asado with truffles and more.

At Faena Hotel’s leopard-clad Living Room, dance the night away to live musical acts and toast to the year ahead with Perrier-Jouët champagne, or lounge under starry skies with hand-rolled cigars and bottle service at the idyllic Tree of Life. When the clock winds down, meet us at Damien Hirst’s golden mammoth for dazzling live performances, fireworks and a few surprises along the way. As the saying goes, “It takes two to tango.” Won’t you join us?

General admission tickets start at $295 per person. Prix fixe dinner menus at Los Fuegos and Pao start at $600 per person and include Faena house wines, spirits and champagne. Table reservations at The Living Room and Tree of Life start at $500 per person. Prices exclusive of tax & service charges & subject to change. To book, please visit or call Dining Reservations at +1 786 655 5600.


The Diplomat Beach Resort | Holiday Specials | NYE Activities

Enjoy the gift of feeling good and indulge at The Diplomat Spa with holiday specials throughout January 31, 2019! Experience a wide range of festive treatments, including an all spice body scrub and pumpkin enzyme facials during your holiday stay. View treatments: HERE.

The Diplomat Beach Resort has rounded up five days’ worth of excitement to kick off the New Year featuring champagne treatments at the spa, restaurant specials and activities the entire family can enjoy.

The Diplomat Beach Resort

Nautilus South Beach

Jingle all the way to Nautilus South Beach as they serve a $75pp Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet. The sprawling options includes a salad station with Seafood Ceviche, Chicken and Duck Liver mouse jars with port jelly and brandy, Tomato and Mozzarella, Kale Salad, Roasted beets Salad, Orzo & Sundried Tomatoes Salad and Lentils Soup; a bread station with Pita Bread and Artisan Breads, Humus Dip, Eggplant Dip, Tzatziki, Pickles Vegetables and Roasted Sweet Peppers; Cold Cuts and Artisan Cheese station; a Seafood Raw Bar station; an Assortments Sushi Boat; a Carving Station with Roasted Whole Pig and onion mojo, Atlantic Salmon with brown butter sauce, and Prosciutto, Parmesan & Foie Gras Beef Wellingtons; a Kids Station; and a Desserts station with dishes like Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Walnut Caramel Pie, Cranberry & Blueberry Tart, Tres Leches, Tiramisu, Assorted Mini Fruit Tarts and Keto Cheesecake.


No. 3 Social | Christmas

For those in the Holiday spirit and in search of a festive cocktail, check out No. 3 Social’s “Lookin’ for some Hot Stuff” boozy hot chocolate! This delicious recipe is a spin off traditional hot chocolate and includes seasonal ingredients such as walnut bitters, hot cocoa, dark rum and torched marshmallows.


§ Fill mug with 1 cup of hot water

§ 2 bar spoons of Cocoa Hot Chocolate powder

§ 2 dashes of Walnut bitters

§ 3/4 oz. Dark Rum

§ 3/4 oz. Pineapple Rum

§ 8 to10 Mini marshmallows

§ Torch marshmallows

§ Sprinkle with Cinnamon power

No. 3 Social

Smokey Bones | Christmas Delivery

What do you give to a man who loves beer, bourbon and burgers? Why not this holiday season gift him with a Smokey Bones gift card? Give $50 in Smokey Bones Gift Cards and get $10 in Bonus Bucks! With 64 locations across 16 states, get PRIMED and ready for the holidays --experience Smokey Bones' Prime Rib which is marinated for 12 hours, slow-smoked in-house, and robustly seasoned (available for a limited time in 1 lb. or 10 oz. cuts). While you're there dining, order the festive Maple Bourbon Eggnog and thank us later! The cocktail includes Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon, Maple Syrup, Eggnog, Holiday Spiced Rim, Garnished with a Candy Cane, Mint Sprig and Nutmeg. Lastly, Smokey Bones would love to cater your holiday party and they’ll even DELIVER! Leave the cooking to their chefs and enjoy time off by the fire with your family and friends instead. Must be ordered in advance at any location or by ordering online at

Smokey Bones

Information provided by Arielis Rincon, Tara, Ink.

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