More restaurants to ring out the old and ring in the new with a good meal. . .
La Ferme (9101 Lakeridge Rd., Boca Raton, 561/654-6600) is having some fun with their NYE bash, throwing a Gatsby-era “Prohibition” party that includes a four-course, $125 prix fixe menu from 8 p.m. to midnight. Partiers will need a “secret” password to get in and are encouraged to dress up in Gatsby attire; the best costumes will win a prize. There will be a wandering magician and party favors too. Dishes include crab-stuffed mushrooms, lamb loin Wellington and baked Alaska.
Waterstone Resort & Marina (999 E. Camino Real, 561/368-9500) will be dishing up an upscale world buffet from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in their Atlantic Ballroom. For $195 per person you can toast your heart out at an open bar and dig into dishes inspired by France (beef with foie gras sauce), Russian (caviar and blini), Japan (sushi and sashimi), and the USofA (assorted fresh seafood). There will also be a DJ and champagne toast. Call 561/226-3022 for reservations.
City Cellar Wine Bar (700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561/366-0071) will feature several a la carte specials from top toque Kevin Darr. Among them will be lobster bisque with black truffle creme fraiche, house-made duck ravioli with sage brown butter, and pan-seared black grouper with warm blue crab vinaigrette. The regular menu will be served too.
Flagler Steakhouse at the Breakers Hotel (1 S. County Rd., Palm Beach, 866/292-9068) is serving a three-course dinner for $195 per person from 5:30 to 10 p.m. First courses include garlic-braised short ribs or tuna tartare, entrees include New York strip with gorgonzola tater tots and grilled salmon with sauce choron, and among the desserts will be Key lime pie and wild berry creme brulee.
Graze at the Four Seasons Palm Beach (2800 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/582-2800) is featuring a global-themed seafood buffet for $95 per person. From 5:30 to 10 p.m. they’ll be serving up such specialties as squid ink spaghetti with calamari and pancetta, porcini-rubbed roasted chicken, seafood paella, lemongrass-poached salmon and jasmine rice salad, and wok-fried Maine lobster with lap cheong sausage.