Celebrity chefs such as Bobby Flay and Alain Ducasse rarely might be in their kitchens, but their restaurants still match their palates. They work with chefs de cuisine or executive chefs who have been with them long enough to know what they want.
A list of several inventive cocktails to celebrate the holiday season includes flavors such as chocolate truffle, pumpkin and Snickers bars. Chef Pascal Vignau's Holiday Sparkle features Domaine de Canton, ginger and Blanquette de Limoux sparkling wine.
Use Moroccan influences to put a refreshing spin on New Year's Eve traditions by offering a North African tagine as the main dish. Potential side dishes include a fluffy couscous, marinated baby carrots and soft, stuffed dates.
Several New York restaurants will allow the city's denizens to retain their cred while celebrating the new year. Among them: Public is offering five courses for $65, and Mercadito will serve four courses and offer an open bar for $100.
Liven up turkey leftovers by creating crispy turkey tostadas, complete with tomatoes, avocado and Monterey Jack cheese. Create a healthful turkey salad by adding pears, blue cheese and a light shallot vinaigrette dressing.