Six city spots to consider for New Year's Eve

Still unsure on your plans to ring in the new year? Well, there are many delicious menus waiting to be enjoyed in the city on the last night of 2013. Here are a few:

1. City Tavern

Here's a look at some of the New Year's Eve specials.

2. The Berghoff

Ring in the new year German-style and take in a free history tour of this Chicago foodie landmark.

Grab your friends and family and ring in 2014 at the Berghoff! Join us for complimentary history tours.
On this behind-the-scenes tour, guests will take a guided walk through both public and private spaces in our historic building. Learn about The Berghoff’s debut at the World’s Fair in 1893, see Chicago’s #1 Liquor License, and get a glimpse into our daily operations and food preperations.
Tickets are FREE!!! Register
Tour will leave every half our from the Bar. Hurry! Space is limited.

3. The Boarding House

Enjoy a wine pairing dinner on New Year's Eve at one of Chicago's Hottest Spot where Alpanah Sing was named 2013 Sommelier of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

We are offering two prix fixe menus with optional wine pairings for New Year's Eve Dinner: 
  • For Reservations from 5 - 8 pm there is a Four Course menu at $65 per person * Wine Pairings $40 per person
  • For Reservations from  8 - 11 pm there is a Six Course menu at $85 per person * Wine Pairings $60 per person

4. The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Chicago Firehouse is a personal favorite for me, not just because of the outstanding food and service, but the history of the place and being married to a firefighter, I'll be forever smitten with the place. Check out what they have planned on New Year's Eve.

5. Seasons 52

Another favorite place of mine, Seasons 52's newest Chicagoland location downtown offers a dazzling wine menu and selection of fresh, healthy meals. Ring in the new year and this hot new spot.

6. Jellyfish

Spend New Year's Eve on the Gold Coast with a beautiful presentation of dishes at Jellyfish.

December 31, 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

CHICAGO (November 2013) – Ring in the New Year this December 31 at Pan-Asian eatery and lounge Jellyfish located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast at 1009 N. Rush Street.  For $195 per person, enjoy a premium, top shelf open bar, heavy passed appetizers, free flowing champagne and multiple mouthwatering chefs’ stations.  Rejoice in a champagne toast at midnight and dance to DJ Jimmy Munoz spinning beats from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Jellyfish’s New Year’s Eve celebration includes:

New Year’s Eve Specialty Signature Cocktail:
·         Golden Sunrise - Sauterne Infused Sake with Gold Flakes. 

Heavy Passed Items:
·         Warm Peking Duck Bao Buns.
·         Hamachi, Avocado and Ponzu on Crispy Sushi Rice.
·         Japanese Sweet Potato Rolls.

Gourmet Chefs’ Stations:
·         Premium Seafood Station:
o   Live Poached Lobster Tail and ClawsKing Prawns, Snow Crab Claws and numerous Caviar varieties.
·         Chef Jason Im’s Asian Bao Station:
o   12hr Soy Braised Beef BaoWinter Vegetable Pickle Slaw with Chipotle Sake Sauce.
·         Chef Puje Dorlig’s Sushi Station:
o   Torched Wagyu Beef, Summer Truffle and Asparagus Maki.
o   Pink Flower Signature Sushi Roll - Salmon, Crab, Cream Cheese, Avocado and Cucumber.
o   El Sol Signature Sushi Roll - Spicy Tuna, Spicy Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Creamy Yuzu and Red Tobiko.
·         Sweets Station:
o   Chocolate Beignets with Chocolate Drizzle, Coco Nibs and Shaved Chocolate.  
o   Taro Ice Cream Tartlets with Fresh Berries.

Tickets are $195 per person (inclusive of tax, gratuity & processing fees) and are now available for purchase on Eventbrite:

Festively decorated, Jellyfish’s New Year’s Eve celebration is a party not to be missed! This celebration is 21+. Name will be checked at door. Proper identification required. Complimentary valet parking is included.

Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast area, 1009 N. Rush Street, a second floor glass atrium offers exclusive, stunning views of the vibrant and legendary Rush Street.  The Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge is a hidden gem for tastemakers to discover and explore their senses. From the exotic and stylish, but clearly Chicago, cool blue d├ęcor to a unique culinary journey, crafted cocktails and eclectic rhythms, Jellyfish is an oasis for lunch, dinner or late-night bites. Jellyfish is open seven days a week: Sunday – Wednesday, from 11:30 am – Midnight; and Thursday – Saturday, from 11:30 am - 2:00 am. Visit Jellyfish at their website at Facebook or Twitter at make a reservation, call Jellyfish at (312) 660-3111.