Say bonne année at the Regatta Hotel! | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Say bonne année at the Regatta Hotel!

Is there anything more glamorous (or romantic) than the thought of New Year’s Eve in Paris? We might not be able to send you to France, but we’ve got the next best thing – and you’ll only need an uber to get there. The iconic Regatta Hotel will be transformed into Midnight in Paris and you are cordially invited to spend an evening in French extravagance. Ooh la la! Begin your Parisian journey at the front bar in modern day Paris with French cocktails and Chandon, as you enjoy canapes including beetroot and goats cheese tartlets, assorted quiches and French inspired pastries. You’re going to need to fuel up for a long night ahead with a four-hour premium beverage package to keep you hydrated until midnight. High kick your way upstairs and as fast as you can say ‘Lady Marmalade’, find yourself swept up in the glitz and glamour of the Moulin Rouge – and decadent, roaming dessert bars so exciting the audience will stomp and cheer. Downstairs in the courtyard you’ll feast on parmesan & truffle frites and jamon beurre baguettes from the Eiffel tower food stand, while sipping on champagne and Aperol Spritz from pop-up bars. The French don’t get fat, right? Grab an extra baguette (just in case) and slink down into the Walrus Club. Feel like the bee’s knees in 1920s Paris with cocktails and French cheeses and jive all the way to midnight with a rockabilly band. If that’s not enough to get you donning your best beret and stripes and brushing up on philosophy, the Regatta is also offering 20% off for G&G readers – aka four hours of food, booze and partying for just $112 – so you’ll have extra $$ to look extra this NYE. Get ready to say adieu to 2017 and bonsoir to 2018 in style. To book your tickets – and claim your discount – click here! Words by Emma Callaghan – the gourmand you’ll have to fight for croissants.