New Year. Where at?Style | 21 Dec 2018
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
New year is the moment when a new annual calendar is inaugurated. In practice, especially at midnight, the event calls for celebration to the height, be it more or less eccentric. Along with countless superstitions and so many rituals associated with the beginning of a new year, this is usually a festive season filled with desires and good places to ask for them in secret. We give you some Portuguese suggestions and the reasons why you will not want to stay at home.
Festive times are roughly associated with excesses. As to not follow this trend, The Prime Energize Hotel suggests that you enter the new year doing exercise and eating healthy. Thus, in Algarve, Prime Energize offers a new year program that extends for four days, full with renewed energy and under the maximum "healthy mind in a healthy body".
In the Portuguese capital, the center of the celebrations is Terreiro do Paço. It is there that you can dine and closely watch the euphoria of New Year`s Eve. By the hand of chef Luís Gaspar, Casa Lisboa has created a menu of six moments for adults and a special menu for children, both very Portuguese options.
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Also in Lisbon, at ALMA, a restaurant that excels for its author cuisine, chef Henrique Sá Pessoa and his team will prepare the last meal of the year in a glamorous and pleasurable way. This will feature a full, time-consuming and special tasting menu, lit by two Michelin stars.
In Cais do Sodré, chef Luis Gaspar is the protagonist again and he chooses to combine the flavours’ intensity and quality Sala de Corte is known for, but with an extra hint of refinement, living up to the occasion. Along with the new year, the new life of the steakhouse will be celebrated in Praça D. Luís I.
©Tivoli Avenida Liberdade
Right in the center of the vibrant Lisbon, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts group offers luxury and convenience, preparing several special programs for a new year that promises to be unforgettable. Celebrations will take place on the rooftop SEEN and on Cervejaria Liberdade. On both, in addition to dinner, you can watch the fireworks, and spend the night at Tivoli Avenida da Liberdade. Besides these perks, you may enjoy an amazing breakfast buffet on the first day of the year.
At Vestigius Bar the protagonist of the night is the Tejo river. Amongst the old and the modern, along with the stunning view, the bar combines culture and gastronomy. From doors open to the river, the Vestigius invites you to celebrate the new year in an elegant and minimal way.
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In the north, Infante Sagres Hotel invites you to celebrate the festive season in what is one of the most exclusive salons in Porto. There are plenty of news, because the emblematic Hotel has been totally renovated in order to give back to the city one of its most precious jewels. For the last night of the year, it has dinner with a careful and luxurious selection of dishes. After midnight, the party keeps going at Vogue Café.
Returning to the capital, Soão invites you to travel on the first day of the year. The Taberna offers you the best Asian flavours without having to leave Alvalade. If you want to continue to toast the new year, the restaurant’s cocktails will be the perfect match for January 1st. The check-in for the flight is made at number 100 of Avenida de Roma.