Dim Sum at Hakkasan, More NYE Deals, Cochinillo Confitado on TV, and Hooray for Barton G.

Dim Sum at Hakkasan
Starting January 2, Hakkasan will be offering Dim Sum for lunch every Saturday and Sunday.  Menu is still being finalized, but count on the famed steamed dumplings, and some deep fried congee, too. The first service of the year will be something of a practice run. Prices will range from $6-22, with all dishes meant to be shared family style.

$39 New Year's Eve Dinner at Prelude
Yes, you've read that right: Prelude from Barton G. will be open from 5:00 p.m. until late, and you can pluck any three courses from its regular Diner's Decision menu for $39 -- no extra charge for the view of Bayfront Park fireworks from the restaurant terrace.

Barton G. Restaurant is likewise keeping prices same as usual on New Year's Eve. It's booked late night, but some earlier reservations are still left. Kudos to Barton G. Weiss for his graceful rejection of the holiday greed so prevalent just about everywhere you look.

Under $100 NYE Deals in the Gables
John Martin's will be offering a three course meal, party favors, glass of champagne, live music, and something nobody else in town has got -- a bagpiper. $60

Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar is offering two entree combos -- Wagyu filet mignon with cold water lobster tail; and Maine lobster and seafood. $79.95/$69.95

Ideas For The Holiday
Ideas Restaurant in Coral Gables is closed for the Christmas holidays and will reopen Saturday, January 2nd. Idea's staff won't just be sitting around, though. This Monday, December 28th, chefs from the restaurant will be on NBC 6's morning show "South Florida Today" to prepare its signature cochinillo confitado.

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