December 31st will mark the end of a decade, and what a decade it’s been! Many are ready to bid adieu to a tumultuous ten years, and usher in a new era. Venues all across Israel are getting creative about how to ring in the twenties; the following is a roundup of the best action from Akko to Jerusalem and everywhere in between.
Jerusalemites should spend the night at the Mirror Bar at Mamilla Hotel, where the city’s top DJ, Raz Yosef, will be spinning all night long. Enjoy specialty New Year’s Eve drinks and dishes, unwind in the exclusive cigar bar, and start off the the new year at Jerusalem’s chicest nightlife address.
What better way to ring in the roaring twenties than with a Gatsby themed bash? Brown Hotels is continuing in its tradition of over-the-top New Year’s Eve events with a Gatsby theme party at its flagship Tel Aviv property, Brown TLV. Decadence will rule the night, so come dressed to impressed. Tickets are already on sale, and rooftop VIP packages are available.
For a real dose of holiday cheer, head north to Akko where the incomparably intimate Efendi Hotel is planning a New Year’s Eve dinner in its 19th century wine cellar, in collaboration with Golan Heights Winery. The four course meal will be prepared by Uri Jeremias, the chef and owner of Akko’s iconic fish & seafood restaurant Uri Buri. Each course will be accompanied by a different varietal, with a pairing explanation provided by a representative from the winery. The dinner is 350 NIS a person and space is limited, so call the hotel now to reserve. Efendi Hotel has sweetened the deal with an end-of-year, 15% discount on its Royal Rooms and Presidential Suites, so stay overnight and start 2020 at Israel’s most stunning boutique hotel.
Vegans rejoice! Tel Aviv’s pioneering vegan cafe, Meshek Barzilay, has prepared an indulgent, plant-based wine pairing menu to celebrate the night. From Coconut Curry Mushroom Soup to house-made ravioli with a root vegetable ragu, the organic menu is a celebration of the plant kingdom’s many riches. Each course is paired with an exceptional Israeli wine. The dinner begins at 300 NIS for two people, call the restaurant directly to reserve.
For an evening filled with elegance, head to Tel Aviv’s peaceful Germany Colony neighborhood and enjoy a meal at The Drisco Hotel’s award-winning George & John restaurant. Chef Tomer Tal, recently named Tel Aviv’s most exciting rising star chef by prestigious French culinary guide Gault & Millau, has conceived a special menu to mark the occasion. Guests will be treated to the musical stylings of DJ Edward El Camino from 18:00 – 1:00. Space is limited so call The Drisco to reserve your place.