As we ready to ring in 2012, numerous Washingtonians will be anticipating a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner that they’ve been planning since this summer. Chances are, though, that if you’re reading this article, you are not that person. Instead you’re looking for a great time and don’t want to compromise your New Year’s resolution of getting healthy and eating clean, organic food. Here’s a list of the top picks for local, sustainable, organic foods on New Year’s Eve that’s sure to please.
Known for its commitment to local, sustainable foods and wicked good pizzas, Local 16 is offering one of the best priced New Year’s Eve parties in the DC area. For only $35, you will have an open bar from 9-10 pm, passed hors d’oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast plus music and dancing.
Local 16 has a real house party vibe that makes you just feel right at home in their bar, dinning room or rooftop deck, which is heated during the winter.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.
Jackson 20 Annual Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
If you’re looking for a prohibition-era party and a nice sit down dinner, check out Jackson 20’s Roaring 20’s Celebration with vintage-inspired cocktail specials, music, and staff dressed the part. The restaurant will offer an a la carte menu or a four-course prix fixe menu for $65. Champagne will be flowing as guests will receive a complimentary glass with dinner and a toast at midnight. For reservations and more information call 703-842-2790 or visit www.jackson20.com .
Poste Roast and Toast
If you’re looking for a slightly more swanky crowd in the District, make your reservations now for Poste’s party. The new Executive Chef, Dennis Marron, formerly of The Grille at Morrison House and Jackson 20, brings you an open bar with Taittinger and Laurent Perrier Champagne, select beers, wines, and new cocktails from lead bartender Jason Wiles from 8:30 pm until 2 am. Passed hors d’oeuvres include oyster shooters, têtede cochon and beef tartare sliders and crab stuffed gougères. Tickets are $95. Reservations are required because of a capped attendance of 100 people. Call 202-783-6060
If you want to have something in your stomach before going out drinking, check out the $55 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) or $70 (starting at 8 pm) prix fixe ‘Poste Roast’-style menu with a choice of roasted chicken, pig, branzino, prime rib or lobster ($10 surcharge for prime rib or lobster), includes an oyster shooter amuse bouche, choice of split pea soup or chicory salad and choice of decadent desserts: pear cobbler, pumpkin and chocolate bread pudding, chocolate and salted caramel torte.
Reservations are a must. Call 202 783-6060.