New Year's Eve comes but once a year and every person, no matter their net worth, gets that urge to dress up, eat, drink and dance the night away. For those looking to live extravagantly for the evening, elaborate fetes are being hosted around the world for the rich and famous from New York to Sin City to Hong Kong, and they certainly spare no expense.
Las Vegas has many fine dining New Year's Eve options, plenty of which can be found in the Bellagio. Last year, the famed hotel hosted its grand opening of Hyde Lounge with a star-studded guest list ranging from Sofia Vergara to Nick Jonas. The tables began with a $10,000 price tag and only went higher as the ball drop drew closer.
Parties throughout The Strip draw the big-named stars, but so does Vegas' Flordia counterpart, Miami. Chris Tucker dined with Al and Nancy Malnik, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar at The Forge Restaurant in Miami shortly before midnight. Other hotspots like the Setai in the W Hotel and Bianca Restaurant in The Delano offer particularly lavish ways to celebrate.
For those heading down under to Australia, the Sydney Opera House has a range of New Years Eve options with an eight-course degustation menu costing a cool $1,100 per person. With views of the city skyline and the Harbour Bridge, live entertainment coupled with exquisite cuisine and wine pairings, the evening will surely be one to remember.
Note that you don’t necessarily have to splash out like a rock star to bring in the New Year like one. Superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted last year at Brooklyn’s Buttermilk Channel. The then-pregnant Beyonce munched on buttermilk fried chicken while her hubbie stuck to oysters. Perhaps not cost conscious per say, but positively didn’t break the bank.