Azucar NYE 2017 Will Transport Guests to the Days Of Glitz and Glamour of Old Havana 12/31/16

Azucar NYE 2017 Will Transport Guests to the Days Of Glitz and Glamour of Old Havana
Saturday, December 31, from 6:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Ritz Carlton South Beach
1 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The annual New Year’s event at the Ritz Carlton South Beach returns with some “Cuban flair”.

The Ritz Carlton South Beach has long been recognized as on one of South Beach’s most stunning properties. This this holiday season, the glitz and glamour of old Havana will come alive for the hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve gala “Azucar!” Guests are invited to ring in 2017 in true Latin style, including an indulgent four-course dinner and poolside extravaganza in the heart of Miami’s famed Art Deco district.

Guests will be transported to an era of cabaret and haute-living known as the “Havana High Life.” The evening will kick off with a Latin-infused and sommelier wine-paired menu at Bistro One LR with dinner seating at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Starting at 9:00 p.m., the open bar will feature handcrafted libations, flutes of sparkling wine and signature rum Mojitos, shaken and stirred to order, with fresh tropical fruit, at the poolside Starr Barr lounge.

In the spirit of old Havana, Premium cigar maker Gurkha cigars, will provide premium, hand-cut and rolled cigars for guests to enjoy in the ultimate private lounge setting throughout the evening. A 10-piece Latin Orchestra band Mixtura will entertain guests, playing sultry rhythms under the stars, led by the famed Tony Succar. Following their performances, the New Year’s Eve countdown and champagne toast will be led by Miami nightlife entertainer DJ Malone at midnight.

“Azucar! promises to be yet another unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration we produce at our venue, in the heart of South Beach,” says Kanat Gurel, Direct of Food and Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. “Dramatic lighting, bold décor and Latin performances will elevate the night, transforming our resort into a roaring paradise of elegance and glamour.”

For those families celebrating at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, young ladies and gentlemen can count down to 2017 at a special Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve celebration from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The price is $95* per child, and includes a buffet dinner alongside a host of activities like arts and crafts, movies, and face painting.

Saturday, December 31 Azucar! New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner 6 p.m. Price: $180 per guest | $75, per child* Starters include choices of Cream of Asparagus Cappuccino, Heirloom Tomato with Cherokee Tartar, and Scallop Crudo and Merengue Grapes. For main dish selections, choose from Cobia “a la Plancha”, Truffle Cannelloni and Coffee Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Cuban style. Dessert options include Mojito Crème Brulee and Cortadito Cuban Coffee Chocolate Cake topped with Dulcey Chocolate Ice Cream and Baileys Crème.

Azucar! News Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Package 8 p.m. Price: $350 per guest ($250 introductory price until December 11) For an all-inclusive evening of culinary perfection and entertainment, the Gala Dinner Package includes the four-course dinner at Bistro One LR, open bar at Starr Bar Lounge from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., entertainment, access to the cigar lounge and midnight champagne toast.

Azucar! News Year’s Eve Individual Ticket 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Starr Barr Lounge Price: $200 per guest ($150 introductory price until December 11) For guests seeking access to the main event, single tickets can be purchased for the open bar starting at 9 p.m., alongside entertainment, access to the cigar lounge and midnight champagne toast. Azucar! Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Celebration 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms Price: $95 per child Price includes buffet dinner, arts and crafts, movies, face painting and more. Recommended for children 5-12 years of age.

For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, or reserve dinner seating, tickets for Azucar! New Year’s Eve Gala, individual event tickets, or Ritz Kids Celebration tickets, dial (786) 276-4000. Website

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