Celebrate '09 and forget about it by morning

Check out some of the following places - bars and restaurants offering special deals in celebration of Jesus' ritual circumcision.

By KEN MCBRIDE
December 25, 2008 12:45
3 minute read.
Celebrate '09 and forget about it by morning

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Hoping to celebrate this New Year's Eve but got no place to go? Check out some of the following places - bars and restaurants offering special deals in celebration of Jesus' ritual circumcision. Just don't forget to take off the first of January and call for reservations.

  • Zepra - This pan-Asian favorite is offering a fixed meal for NIS 275 per person. Dishes include rock oysters, healthy Buddha, black tiger popcorn shrimp and fried organic fish fingers. Dessert just might be pineapple sashimi. 96 Yigal Alon St., Tel Aviv, (03) 624-0044
  • Nir Zuk's Compound - The guy to end all guys has big plans for all three of his joints. Luckily, they're one next to the other, if you can't decide or want to try them all. Style is Arabesque with a gourmet flair, which is to say damn tasty.
  • Cordelia is the most exclusive of the trio. There are two seatings for the night, first at 7 p.m. and second at 10:15. A selection of champagne cocktails to ease you into the new year and a seven-course meal to ease you out of the old one. NIS 265 per diner.
  • Noa Bistro elegantly, if not casually, captures all that is young and chic about old Jaffa. With two seatings at the same times as Cordelia, there will be a champagne cocktails as well. Here a special New Year's menu is on offer with a dizzying array of selections for NIS 160 per diner.
  • Jaffa Bar is just that, a bar. So be prepared, from 10 p.m., to get down to belly dancers gyrating to live darbukas and the festive tunes of DJ MSM. To include everyone's favorite - lots of champagne. 14 Hatzorfim St., (03) 518-4668
  • Angelica Fine Grill - For all you kosher revelers out there who know how to drink. Regular menu, drink specials for NIS 20 per cocktail, including the intriguing sounding vodka with fresh, grilled strawberries. 7 Shatz St., Jerusalem, (02) 623-0056
  • Rothschild's Kitchen - Where the house cava'll flow free all night and some very special champagne cocktails, as well, including the Babel Fidge (Feigling, sour, champagne, pomegranate seeds and orange zest). Dessert is a unique take on the classic strawberry shortcake. First seating from 7:15 p.m. till 10 with a NIS 120 minimum and a second seating from 10 with a NIS 150 minimum. 73 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, (03) 525-7171
  • Dancing Camel - If it's brew that you're after then look no further. Forget all your worries, or at least your last night of 2008 with an all you can drink keg party starting at 8:30 p.m. NIS 75 at the door. 12 Hatasiya St., Tel Aviv, (03) 624-2783, dancingcamel.com
  • Assif - Serving four courses for NIS 150 per diner. Add another NIS 25 and you'll find yourself with a bottomless glass of cava. Dishes include butternut squash soup with duck confit and pecan sauce, potato and mint ravioli in a butter and pepper sauce and a dessert of layered mint sorbet, passion fruit gelatin and coconut whipped cream. First seating at 7:30 p.m. and second at 10. 18 Lilienblum St., Tel Aviv, (03) 516-5198
  • Rokah 73 - If you're hoping to add a level of romanticism to your evening's celebration then consider: potato blini with caviar, blue mussels in a blue cheese and chive crème, crab cappuccino with a brandy crème and zucchini and pumpkin in truffle butter and Parmesan. Yes, that'll do. NIS 280 per diner. 73 Rokah St., Tel Aviv, (03) 744-8844
  • SushiSambaTLV - Add an element of Carnaval to just another New Year's at this well-known international chain that fuses Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisines. The evening's entertainment includes Brazilian dancers, capoeira demos and more. NIS 180 minimum per diner. 27 Habarzel St., Ramat Hahayal, (03) 644-4345
  • Marie Antoinette - Enjoy an elegant French New Year's with champagne, oysters, fillet, lobster and truffles. NIS 280 per diner. 7 Habarzel St., Ramat Hahayal, (03) 648-2999
  • Frida Kalo - Sample it all at one of the BEST places to spend your time regardless of the night of the year. First courses only, cause that's all they do, include: aged cinta tips and shrimp with purées of tomato, celery and spinach and beef fillet tartare with a whitefish, cucumber and mint aioli. Fixed price menus available as well, inquire within. From ten to midnight a live DJ set will carry you till 2 a.m. when top shelf shots are just NIS 20 each. 43 Lilienblum St., Tel Aviv, (03) 566-0481
  • Nanutchka - Georgia is in Tel Aviv and celebrating the new year with wild abandon. Special champagne menu with bottles from NIS 140 to 1400 to accompany a special menu and the establishments trademark live DJ sets. A great place to start 2009 dancing on the bar. 28 Lilienblum St., (03) 516-2254

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