Dec. 17, 2023
Special to 30A Food & Wine
SANDESTIN – Celebrate the New Year in style at a Poppin’ New Year’s Eve Dinner experience at Ovide, the signature restaurant at Hotel Effie, and indulge in a night of exquisite flavors and sophistication. Immerse yourself in the Ovide’s enchanting ambiance and savor a culinary journey with a specially curated 4-course prix fixe menu priced at $250 per person. From 5 – 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to feast on an exclusive menu featuring New Zealand Lamb Rack, 12-Hour Slow Cooked Shortribs, and Poached Grouper among many more main dishes, appetizers, salads and desserts. As a special touch, each guest will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne to toast to the festivities! Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable. Reserve now and receive $50 off your ticket to Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge, where there will be a live band and an exclusive rooftop viewing of the fireworks at Sandestin.
Party continues at Ara Rooftop
With stunning views from the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast, ring in the New Year in style at Hotel Effie’s Poppin’ New Year’s Eve celebration from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge. The luxurious rooftop features a delicious menu of fine wines, hand-crafted cocktails and light bites, and boasts the best seats in the house overlooking both the 8 p.m. and midnight firework displays at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Plus, guests can jam out to live music by locally loved musician Jared Herzog from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. General admission starts at $125 and can be purchased on Eventbrite along with VIP seating options. After 9 p.m., Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge is strictly 21+.