With Christmas now behind us, party seekers everywhere are turning their attention to the next big event: New Year's Eve. So if you happen to be the planner in your family, here are a few ideas for where to spend your last evening of 2011, whether it be a quiet romantic spot or one filled with music and dancing.
is open on New Year's from 5pm - 8pm. The special à la carte menu includes Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Columbia River King Salmon and Roasted Leg of Lamb.
La Fortuna is located on Stony Hill Road in Bethel. This Italian restaurant is serving up a four-course dinner, with a choice of appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $65 per person. La Fortuna will also have live music and dancing.
, located in Bethel, has seating from 5pm - 11pm on New Year's Eve. The popular Italian eatery will serve a four-course meal with a glass of Prosecco for $85 per person. Choices include langostino filled with a lump crab stuffing, pappardelle tossed in a quail ragu, veal osso buco and Chilean sea bass.
will be open for New Year's Eve from 5pm - 9pm. The menu features a variety of special dishes, with the average price per person being $32 for a three-course meal, not including dessert. Patron may choose from several appetizers, soups and entrees, such as Coconut Shrimp, Seafood Bisque, Chicken Piccata and Veal Saltimbocca.
will be open late until 2am for its New Year's Eve event. The Sandy Hook restaurant will have live music and dancing, as well as a special menu. Diners can enjoy a variety of family-style appetizers with a choice of entrees, including Prime Rib, Stuffed Shrimp and Chicken Toscana. The price is $45 per person for salad, entree and dessert.
Tula, a new restaurant located in Monroe, has three seatings for its New Year's dinner, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The menu, which is priced à la carte, features Lobster Macaroni, Seafood Pappardelle and Center-Cut Pork Chop.