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Whether you're looking for an elegant ball or a quiet meal in the mountains, both types of celebrations and everything in between is being offered on Thursday for New Year's Eve.
Here's a list of 13 unique ways to celebrate. Whatever you choose, make your reservations soon, as Dec. 31 is one of the biggest dining days of the year. Prices listed below do not include tax or tip.
12 grapes • Finca will honor the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight, with a six-course menu, each one incorporating grapes. Optional grape-based libations also available. Seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $55; optional wine pairings, $35. 327 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City; 801.487.0699 or fincaslc.com
Affordable Park City • The Eating Establishment is offering a surf-and-turf dinner for two for $59.99. Meal includes filet mignon and lobster tail with potatoes, sautéed vegetables and chocolate cake. Vegetarian option also available. Dinner served from 5–10 p.m. 317 Main St., Park City; 435-649-8284 or theeatingestablishment.net
Ballet benefit • Ballet West and Culinary Crafts catering have joined forces for a elegant black-tie party, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Rice Eccles Tower at the University of Utah. Guests will enjoy a 10-course meal followed by dancing, fireworks and a midnight toast. Tickets are $200 per person; optional cocktails and wine pairings are an additional $50. Proceeds benefit Ballet West's education and outreach programs. For tickets call 801-869-6917 or visit balletwest.org/events/newyearseve2015
Casual in Salt Lake City • Oasis Cafe is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for $40, starting at 5 p.m. Menu options include halibut wrapped with Applewood smoked bacon, pan-seared filet mignon and pan-roasted chicken breast. 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404 or OasisCafeSLC.com
Champagne social • Cafe Trio Cottonwood offers a champagne social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a four-course meal. Dinner is $50, optional wine pairings are an additional $40. 6405 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City; 801-944-8746
Cocktail culture • The cocktail menu at Under Current includes more than four dozen cocktails from classics to house originals. On Dec. 31, the Salt Lake City bar will offer all those selections as well as sparkling wine cocktails, small-bite specials and music. Cover charge of $25 beginning at 8 p.m. 279 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-326-3474 or currentfishandoyster.com
Hot and new • Tupelo, Park City's newest restaurant, is serving a five-course dinner. Adults are $125, children 5 to 12 are $65. On the menu: risotto with winter truffles, pan-roasted steelhead trout and a Wagyu strip prepared sous vide. 508 Main St., Park City; 435-615-7700 or tupeloparkcity.com
Masquerade ball • The elegant masquerade ball, sponsored by Big Easy Entertainment, includes a buffet dinner, live music, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight and a contest for the best mask. Cost is $65 per person with dinner, or $25 for dancing only. Sheraton Salt Lake City, 150 W. 500 South, or http://www.bigeasynewyear.com
New Year with Niche • Caffé Niche will offer a five-course dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Menu highlights include crab-stuffed salmon, pork tenderloin medallions and coffee-rubbed filet mignon. Cost is $55. Wine pairings available for extra charge. 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380 or caffeniche.com
Night in Paris • The Paris Bistro will serve a five-course menu for $89.99 . French wine pairings also available for extra charge. Seatings from 5 to 10:30 p.m. 1500 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-5585
Roaring '20s in Ogden • Flappers, fellas and silent film stars are part of Zucca Trattoria's Prohibition-themed party. Cost is $80 per person, optional wine pairings are an additional $40. Includes a seven-course dinner, music, party favors and libations starting at 9 p.m. Early-birds can enjoy the seven-course dinner only from 5 to 8 p.m. for $60 per person and $30 for optional wine pairings. 225 E. 2500 South, Ogden; 801-475-7077 or myzucca.com
Sicilian in Sandy • Fratelli's Ristorante will serve a special holiday meal from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Food is $40, optional wine pairings at an additional $40. Seatings available from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Full-bar selection also available. 9236 S. Village Shop Drive, Sandy; 801-495-4550
Steakhouse deal • Christopher's Seafood & Steak House will have steak and lobster specials for $15 on New Year's Eve. 134 S. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City; 801-519-8515