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By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To mark the beginning of the New Year, several venues throughout the city will hold exclusive parties with food, open bar and music all for a fixed price. Churrascaria Palace and Gabbiano Al Mare in Ipanema are among the upscale places that will grant guests with a fully catered for night.

The views from the terrace at Victoria Rio restaurant that will have a party at the Jockey Club this New Year, photo by Victoria Rio.
The views from the terrace at Victoria Rio restaurant that will have a party at the Jockey Club this New Year, photo by Victoria Rio.

On December, 31st Churrascaria Palace, widely recognized as one of the best churrascarias (Brazilian Barbecue restaurant) in Rio de Janeiro, will host a party from 8PM that will include its finest food of prime meats, sushi-bar, seafood, fish and a selection of impeccable desserts.

Drinks will include sparkling wine, 12-year-old whiskey, several wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages too. DJ Marcinho will get the party started with a mix of lively music covering all genres.

From Churrascaria Palace, it is possible to head to Copacabana beach to see the fireworks and go back to the party afterwards until 3AM. The cost of the party is R$880 and includes all food and drinks. Reservations should be made through e-mail contato@churrascariapalace.com.br or by phone (21) 2541-5898

Over in Ipanema, Gabbiano Al Mare will serve the New Year’s Eve dinner from 7:30 PM made by chef Romano Fontanive. Among the food choices are shrimp cocktail, roast beef with corn remoulade, a cheese mix, and a vegetable mix of heart of palm, green asparagus, purple onion, cheese from Minas Gerais and eggs. Hot dishes will include roasted turkey, roasted pig, fish ravioli, and shrimp in a champagne sauce, with dishes such as rice with lentils, farofa with citrus fruits, potatos, and risotto to accompany.

Panetone, rabanadas with doce de leite, apple strudel with vanilla sauce, coconut pudding, chocolate mousse and a fruit buffet are the highlights of the dessert menu. The cost of the party is R$330 plus ten percent service charge, with drinks charged separately. To book this event, reservations should be made by phone (21) 2521-6464.

The Victoria Rio restaurant will hold its first New Year’s Eve party at the Jockey Club starting at 8PM and finishing the following day at 6AM. The night promises to be unforgettable with views of the iconic Christ the Redeemer and wonderful food, drinks and music lined up.

Drinks include 8-year-old whiskey, wines and beer, and chef Marcones Deus will prepare a delicious and varied menu. There will be main courses served throughout the night with a buffet of pizzas at 2AM. Later on, a breakfast buffet will be offered to close the party and begin a hearty 2017.

Espaco 7zero6, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Espaco 7zero6 in Ipanema will host a wonderful New Year’s Eve party, photo by Dhani B.

Music will include the band Eletra and DJ Rodrigo Setta. Food options include octopus and shrimp vinaigrette, cheese board and white fish to start with salad of quinoa and pomegrante seeds, Moroccan couscous, sweet potato terrine with octopus, stuffed and roasted tomates, roast beef, salmon with a fresh mushroom sauce, and duck rice, among others as a main.

There will also be traditional cakes and pies as desserts. The tickets cost R$740 with everything included and reservations can be made by telephone on (21) 97189-9105, (21) 99978-1881, (21) 2540-9017 or (21) 2512-7115 or by e-mail restaurante@complexovictoria.com.br

Espaço 7zero6 will host a memorable event at the main restaurant, Capim Dourado in Praia Ipanema Hotel with unbeatable views over Ipanema and Leblon. The event starts at 8PM with a wide selection of food including haddock salad with potato and broccoli and fresh cheese crepes with marinated salmon for starters and honey-glazed ham with pineapple sauce, salmon with passion fruit sauce, turkey breast stuffed with nuts, dried fruits and raisin, baked cod and sushi.

After this banquet of luxurious food, guests will be taken over to Espaço 7zero6 where there will be live DJS, more food, a dessert station and an open bar of wines, beers, whiskeys, liquors and gorgeous cocktails.

Caroline Fraga, Rio resident, has visited Espaço 7zero6 and expresses how she feels about the venue. “The views are wonderful and the food I had was amazing. Although everyone wants to go to Copacabana for New Year, it’s good to do something different and Ipanema would be a great alternative to celebrate New Year.”

Tickets to Espaço 7zero6 is $698,00 with everything included. Reservations can be made through e-mail reservas@espaco7zero6.com.br or by the telephone (21) 2141-4992 or (21) 2141-4991.

Churrascaria Palace – Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 16 – Copacabana
Gabbiano Al Mare – Av. Vieira Souto, 320 – Sol Ipanema Hotel
Victoria Rio – Rua Mário Ribeiro, nº 410 – Lagoa
Espaço 7zero – Avenida Vieira Souto, 706 – Cobertura – Ipanema

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