Written By Gary Hynes Folks Apr 19, 2011 New Year’s Eve on the West Coast SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNot sure what to do for New Year’s Eve? Look no further. We’ve rounded up the most appetizing events taking place December 31st across BC. Wherever you spend it, we wish you a very happy New Year’s, from all of us here at EAT.VictoriaNew Years Eve Celebration at AURA with Poplar GroveAURA waterfront restaurant + patio and Poplar Grove Winery will clink their gold medals together to ring in the New Year of 2010. Your evening begins at 7pm under the stars, in the spectacular Terrace Ballroom with Poplar Grove’s, award winning, Wine Maker Ian Sutherland. You will sip as Ian takes you on a taste tour through Poplar Grove’s entire wine selection. Next it’s off the AURA waterfront restaurant + patio for your gastronomic extravaganza. AURA’s culinary brigade and talented service team takes you into 2010 with a 5-course wine paired dinner. Now it’s time to put on your dancing shoes, grab a glass of bubble and get down to the sweet dub sound of Green Law. $169Call 250-414-6739 to make a reservation. Paprika’s New Years Eve$80 ~ 4 Course Dinner (early seating)$90 ~ 5 Course Dinner (late seating)call 250. 592. 7424 for reservations Casablanca New Year’s at the Superior CaféFor the third year in a row, the Superior Café is putting on a New Year’s Eve party with style. Dinner, Casablanca viewing, a costume contest and more on December 31st. Visit their website for more details. Call 250.380.95915 for reservations. Café Mulatta’s Jamaican New Year’s Dinner and Dance Call 250.385.9616 for details and reservations. Spinnakers 3 course dinner/ fundraiser. Call 250. 386.2739 for details and reservations. Sips Artisan Bistro‘s 6 course dinner with local ingredientsCall 250.590.3519 for details and reservations. Heron Rock Bistro‘s 5 course New Year’s Eve Dinners with Local IngredientsReservations: 250-383-1545To view the full menu, click here1st Seating (reservations between 4:30 and 6:15 pm) $652nd Seating (reservations between 8-10pm) $75 Vancouver Island New Year’s Eve Feast on the MountainIn the Comox Valley, the folks at Triaculinary like to celebrate all the full moons with a feast. The Triaculinary website explains: “A blue moon is a second full moon in a calendar month and this year it falls on New Year’s Eve. To celebrate, we’re joining forces with Sushi-Mon Mt. Washington to host a Full Moon-Blue Moon Feast on the Mountain.”The event will take place at Sushi-Mon on Mt. Washington, at 7 pm. Featuring a 5-course Japanese-inspired menu created by master sushi chef Ky. Price includes a Blue Moon Cocktail upon arrival and a glass of Blue Moon’s port-style wine with dessert. Beer and wine not included.Reservations are required, phone (250) 218-3352 to book your space now. New Year’s Eve at Sooke Harbour HouseRing in the New Year westcoast style at a beautiful coastal Inn. The Sooke Harbour House is hosting an event with live musical entertainment by Roxxlyde, dancing, light appetizers, cash bar, party favours and a toast at midnight. A raffle will be held shortly after midnight with great prizes to be won! $49.95 per person excluding taxes, beverages and gratuities. Event begins at 10 pm until 1 am. A fun local event! Call 250-642-3421 or 800-889-9688 today to reserve your table. Vancouver VOYAge into 2010 Ring in the New Year at Loden Vancouver and Voya RestaurantCap off the decade in style at Voya Restaurant and Lounge, December 31. Chef Marc-Andre Choquette has created a trio of ‘medal worthy’ menus perfect to celebrate New Year’s on the eve of Vancouver’s biggest year yet!7 Course Gold Menu – $955 Course Silver Menu – $753 Course Bronze Menu – $55Call 604 639 VOYA or visit voya-restaurant.com for information and reservations. Elixir Bistro rings in 2010 with Glitz and GlamourOPUS Hotel Vancouver and Elixir infuse New Year’s Eve with Old Hollywood glamour. On December 31st, OPUS and Elixir Bistro roll out the red carpet and invite guests to dine in style, sip on bubbly and enjoy live entertainment The first seating is 5:30pm – 7:00pm and is priced at $40 per person plus applicable tax and gratuity. Guests who are attending dinner, as well as the countdown celebration in OPUS Bar, will dine on a four-course menu and enjoy a glass of bubbly, canapés after midnight and live entertainment. The second seating begins at 8:30pm and is priced at $75.00 per person plus applicable tax and gratuity.OPUS Bar’s countdown celebration includes bubbly, live entertainment and canapés after midnight. The festivities begin at 9pm and tickets are $45. Dress to impress in vintage glamour. Tickets and reservations are available at Elixir Bistro 604.642.0557 or contact Jessica Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.694.2137.Those who would like to dine at Elixir Bistro and move on to another party may be seated early and savour Chef Letendre’s classic, sophisticated three-course menu. Elixir Bistro French Bistro meets affordable Yaletown glamour in Elixir. Recognized as the bronze recipient for casual French cuisine at the coveted Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards; Elixir is also a founding member of the Ocean Wise Program and Green Table Network. Chef Don Letendre specializes in classic French cuisine, crafting innovative dishes from the freshest regional and seasonal ingredients. A Classic French Bistro New Year’s EveChef Stephane Istel invites you and yours to celebrate at db Bistro this New Year’s Eve.Two seatings, and two specially priced prix-fixe menus. Live entertainment.The 5:30pm seating offers a gorgeous three-course $55 menu, plus limited a-la-carte.The 8:00pm seating offers a delectable five-course $99 menu, limited a-la-carte, plus the Jackée Guillou jazz quartet live.The Bistro will be offering extended brunch service on NewYear’s Day. Visit the New Year’s pages of their website for menu and details. A Fine French New Year at LumièreLimited to just 45 guests for each of Chef Dale Mackay’s two New Year’s dinner seatings. Both Grand Relais & Chateaux class menus are offered with optional regular and premium wine pairings, or a-la-carte cellar service.The 5:30pm seating offers an exquisite four-course prix fixe menu for $98 per person.The 8:30pm seating offers a delectable seven-course set alternating tasting menu for $198 per person. Visit the Lumière website for menu details.FolksRestaurant NewsVancouver Island Food Scene SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... 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