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If you want to ring in the new year in style, we have a few fun and tasty options in Denver for you for your New Years Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, and New Years Day recovery brunch for New Years Day, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014.

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TAG - Celebrate New Year’s Eve with four-course dinner at TAG. You and your friends can ring in the New Year in style with a specially created New Year’s Eve four-course dinner at TAG Restaurant. Chef Troy Guard’s $79 creative menu includes down under kangaroo, roasted duck salad, butter poached black cod, red velvet cheesecake and more. Reservations required, please call 303-996-9985 to reserve your spot today. TAG is located at 1441 Larimer Street in Denver.

Parallel Seventeen can help you avoiding the bar scene in favor of enjoying a uniquely upscale experience, head to Parallel Seventeen tomorrow night. Featuring a New Year's Eve Tasting menu that raises the bar for inventive cuisine, P17's offerings for the last night of the year include crispy bone marrow, truffled cauliflower flan, and the famous saffron braised beef cheeks with parsnip puree. Happy new year, indeed! (entire NYE Tasting Menu included below)Zengo, together with its neighbor, La Biblioteca, will offer dinner, dancing and UNLIMITED select cocktails on NYE to its patrons - here are the details:

Zengo and La Biblioteca will serve up a NYE three course menu + dessert at $65 per person with a glass of champagne.
La Biblioteca will kick off its NYE Bash from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJ Lowkey. Cost is $60 to attend Biblioteca's NYE party for the evening - this includes unlimited passed appetizers and select cocktails.
Guests dining at either restaurant will receive $20 off La Biblioteca's NYE Bash. Dinner reservations are now being accepted and tickets to La Biblioteca's party are available for purchase by calling 720-904-0965

La Biblioteca
1610 Little Raven Street, Suite #200
Riverfront Park, Facing 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
720-904-0965

Marco's Coal Fired Pizza is offering a special for diners interested in a merry way to celebrate the last night of the year in a more casual setting. For $25, be treated to the Pizza Giada (Bufala Mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Gran Cru, Caciocavallo, Gourmet Mushrooms, Crispy Pancetta, Fresh Basil, EVOO) and two glasses of La Marca - DOC Prosecco for an authentic Napoletana toast.

Marco's Coal Fired Pizza
2129 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
303-296-7000

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Tamayo on Larimer Square with modern Mexican cuisine and cocktails Tamayo's New Year’s Eve three-course modern Mexican dinner with a glass of champagne for $69.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Terrace Party with a DJ spinning tunes, party favors and $25 unlimited cocktails from 10:00 p.m. – midnight

New Year's Eve Tasting Menu at Parallel 17 $60 with an additional $25 for pairings including a champagne toast.

Course 1, Choice of:

  • Ants on a log, crispy bone marrow, raisin chutney, peanut + marrow butter, pickled celery
  • Carrot + parsnip tart, thyme glaze, herbed goat cheese, plum vinegar reduction

Course 2, Choice of:

  • Smoked steelhead belly torchon, grapefruit slaw, arugula, sesame + persimmon emulsion
  • Truffled cauliflower flan, balsamic braised onions, watercress, tarragon vinaigrette
  • Golden borscht, yuzu crème fraiche

Course 3, Choice of:

  • Kabocha squash agnolotti, red wine braised cabbage, five spice + pear butter
  • Saffron braised beef cheeks, parsnip puree, root vegetables, tomato + leek fondue
  • Pan seared scallops, creamy polenta, wilted greens, lemongrass marinated gigante beans, house pancetta, Asian romesco*

Course 4, Choice of:

  • Strawberry crepes, macerated strawberries, crème fraiche, champagne sorbet
  • "Tiramisu"- chocolate espresso mousse, bourbon caramel, lady finger crumble, vanilla + mascarpone ice cream

Stayed up a bit too late Tuesday? Here are a few options for New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year’s Day bottomless brunch, the perfect hangover cure. Unlimited small plates and free flowing cocktails for $35 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Tamayo.

Tamayo
1400 Larimer Street on historic Larimer Square
Denver, CO
720-946-1433.

To help recover from the big night, Marco's Coal Fired Pizza offers their famous weekend brunch mid-week on Wednesday. Indulge in some hair of the dog with $10 Bottomless Mimosas, $3 Bloody Marys, $5 Marco's Mules and the unique Marco's Brunch Pizzas - my favorite is still the Del Re with Fresh Mozzarella, Pecorino Sardo Truffle Spread, Mushrooms, Prosciutto di Parma, Fresh Basil, EVOO, it's simply amazing pizza.

We hope one of this options will help you to ring in the holidays in Denver for a new a prosperous 2014.

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