If going out to celebrate the new year is off the cards where you are this year, why not let the party come to you instead.
With so many restaurants packaging up thoughtful new year's eve kits it's a great opportunity to make new year delicious as well as sampling some iconic dishes, without spending hours in the kitchen.
Here's how to ring in the new year in style this year, with delivery kits available from some of the best restaurants in the US the UK, France and Italy.
New Year's Eve Food Delivery Kits
EMP At Home New Year's Eve Roast Duck Dinner - New York
Evan Sung - Emp at Home.
Daniel Humm's Eleven Madison Park has gone to town with their New Year's Eve roast duck dinner for four ($475) which starts with foie gras, pear and brioche and includes a roast duck and sides to re-heat at home and a chocolate hazelnut tart to finish. Every dinner purchased also feeds 20 of their neighbours in need.
Greg Baxtrom's Brooklyn favourite is doing New Year in style with a simple tin of Imperial Black Kaluga Caviar and accompaniments. If you're going for a liquid dinner try their cocktail kits or a mimosa for the morning after.
Marcus Samuelsson - Whole Roasted Honey Glazed Chicken Dinner Kit for 4
Harlem's favourite chef, Marcus Samuelsson is going nationwide with his family favourites like roasted chicken, in this comfort food dinner from Streetbird. Think whole roasted, honey glazed chicken with a creamy aji Verde sauce, spicy slaw, sweet potato apple gratin, and tomato braised kale ($129). In the new year you can also join the chef for a live cooking lesson, complete with a meal kit.
Grant Achatz and team will help you ring in the New Year in the right way as they hit all the key notes with Alinea's fun five-course tasting menu. Starting with a bagel bread pudding, smoked salmon and meyer lemon, moving on to parsnip and banana soup, scallops, roasted prime beef and finishes with the iconic dessert on your table for $125 per person. Why not go all out and pair your dinner with The Aviary's Large Format Holiday Cocktails?
Curtis Duffyis offering three new year's eve packages to choose between at his restaurant Ever, with the max being a champagne and three-course dinner for two complete with truffle tagliatelle with pecorino, prime ribeye with smokey grits and maitake mushrooms and classic crème brûlée.
Dominque Crenn has long since been onto the concept of "smart luxury" offering kits of locally sourced favourites on the west coast. Take your pick of her boxes from the Crenn Kit Luxe - winter 2020 with caviar, brioche and trout mousse and dessert to a Crenn Holiday Basket full of pantry favourites.
Go big and order a Quince experience at home with their luxury New Year's eve menu which gravitates towards seasonal favourites like foie gras, caviar, crab. For $800/box for two, make it a night to remember.
The Grey - New Years Day Hoppin' John Kit - Savannah
Chef Mashama Bailey has put together a symbolic DYI package to celebrate the New Year in the US. Southern legend has it that eating Hoppin’ John on the New Year will bring months of good fortune and wellbeing, making this year an apt a time as ever to try it out.
Chef Jean-François Piège is offering three exceptional menus to enjoy at home. They are to be picked up in Click and Collect at the Clover Grill restaurant in Paris on December 30 and 31 from 12pm to 3pm.
With the first lockdown, Eugenio Boer and Carlotta Perilli launched [bu:r] home. For 31 December they have a box of gastronomy goodies to which you can even elevate with half a lobster. Ninety euros (minimum two people).
A fine dining menu of the highest level is proposed by Michelin starred chef Viviana Varese. After the success of her e-shop, the New Year's Eve menu of viva viviana varese restaurant is on point. 170 euros (minimum 2 people), Milan only.
Jason Atherton's special dinner box for New Year's Eve has sold out, so check out the Jason Atherton at Home 2021 Week 1 to kick start the year in the right way, with a locally sourced creative menu. Dinner for two £140.
Dinner by Heston - New Year's Eve at Home - London
Heston Blumenthal’s two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is stepping up again with his a new year spread featuring hot smoked salmon with caviar, and includes the chef's famous 'plum meat fruit' parfait and pineapple 'tipsy cake' for £140 per person, collection only.
This London favourite is serving five courses, including miniature taralli with pecorino cream, radish and celeriac salad, Italian sausage with lentils and salsa verde, roast suckling pig with potatoes, grapes and chestnuts and panettone with mascarpone cream with a classic Italian drinks selection
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