Celebrate New Year's Eve Shanghai Style at The Setai, South Beach
This New Year's Eve ultra-luxe Miami hotel The Setai, South Beach invites guests to pay homage to the hotel's Asian roots and take a trip back to the 1930s and 1940s for one night to the Golden Age of Shanghai. Inspired by an era of sophistication and wealth, when chic nightclubs and dance halls were all the rage, The Setai will be transformed for the night into the "Paris of the Orient" featuring music from sought after Shanghai artists, awe-inspiring decor, and a decadent seven-course tasting menu to create an evening to be remembered. The fabulous event will be divided into three stages:
• The Welcome: A blend of Chinese, Shanghainese, and western jazz by China's acclaimed singer, Coco Zhao, welcomes guests to The Courtyard where Taittinger Champagne, classic cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be waiting.
• The Dinner: Guests will indulge in a seven-course Grand Tasting Menu by Executive Chef David Werly, which includes Créme of Butternut Squash and Spiced Marshmallow, Home-made Salmon Gravalax with Lime Cream and Osetra Caviar, Foie Gras "Au Torchon," as well as Scallops Black Tie, Fresh Black Truffle & Perigourdine Sauce. With each course, guests will enjoy a paired wine, carefully selected by The Setai's Head Sommelier Dwayne Savoie.
• The Party: The celebration continues in The Courtyard for the Countdown Party, where the music of DJ Ludovic Allen entices guests to dance away 2010 and bring in the New Year. Tastes of congee, spring rolls, dim sum, Peking duck sliders, and Chocolate truffles will be passed complimentary after the ball drop. Seating in The Courtyard is sold separately as Bottle Tables.
Gallery: The Setai, South Beach
Tickets for The Setai's Shanghai New Year's Eve celebration are available for $588 per person and include the champagne reception, seven-course Grand Tasting menu with wine pairings, entrance to the Countdown Party, and all live performances from 8:00 pm to 1:30 am. For reservations, call (305) 520-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For out of town guests, the New Year's Eve at The Setai package is available for booking with a minimum five night stay. The package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, The Setai Grand Breakfast daily for two and a choice of one 60-minute treatment at The Spa for two or round trip transfers from the airport to the hotel in a luxury car. Rates begin at $1,300 per night, in addition to tickets for the New Year's Eve celebration.