This is New Year’s Eve in Prince Edward County

Seriously friends—there are so many awesome things on for New Year’s Eve in and around the County that I actually can’t decide where to go this year. Check out this back-to-back of some of the hottest options in PEC for that last superfun night of the old year—and please let me know where you’re headed!

Flame + Smith

Bloomfield, F+S

Highlights // Damnit, we love this place. With the genius Chef Hidde on the best food ever, Duarte on beats, and a shuttle to F+S from Picton or Wellington, this NYE party is at the top of our list.

Deets //

  • 4-course chef’s menu with 6 dishes including a Seafood Platter to share, Charred Leaves Salad, Grilled King Brown Mushroom, and Terrine de Campagne to share, Porchetta and Triple Chocolate Cake (Vegetarian and Pescatarian options available).
  • $65/person for early bird seating or $79/person for New Year’s Eve seating (tip: late seating gets table ownership all night and a glass of bubbles!)
  • Dance floor opens at 10:30pm (tickets for dance party only are $10)
  • DJ Press Play (aka. Duarte Da Silva)
  • Shuttle to/from Picton + Wellington

Resos // Limited tickets. Call 613.393.1006

Midtown Brewing Co

Wellington, The Midtown

Highlights // The Midtown is our spot. The people are awesome—on both sides of the bar, straight-up, no-nonsense, top-drawer $10 dishes from Chef Neil Dowson, and 90s hip-hop dance party wins everything.

Deets //

  • Be Here: 8pm – 1am
  • $10 a ticket (includes a glass of sparkling)
  • $10 late night menu including Dirty fries (guac, salsa, cheese wizz), Midtown Cheeseburger (13km beef, shrettuce, big mac sauce), Chickpea Coconut Curry (w/cashews, garlic flatbread), Croque Madame (grilled cheese w/ham-fried eggs), and Chicken Tikka Poutine (w/house fried, curds, chicken gravy)
  • 90s Hip-hop Dance Party.

Resos // Limited tickets. Pre-purchase at Midtown Brewery only (and no entry night of)

Bloomfield Public House

Bloomfield, BPH

Highlights // Party with Laura and Elliot at their gorgeous new spot. Get your party on with live music, $5 drinks, unlimited very delish bites all night and a promise of “shenanigans and surprises.”

Deets //

  • $65 for a 5-course tasting menu  + $35 with wine. Menu: Amuse bouche, Lobster Eclair, Sweetbread & Foie Gras Terrine, Pine Mushroom Pot-au-Feu, Rare Seared Squab Breast, and Petit Fours
  • Seatings at 5pm & 7:15pm
  • And/Or $30 for A Night in Spain, Live music, arrival cocktail, tapas & pintxos, sparkling wine at midnight and dancing
  • Party starts at 10pm

Resos // Limited tickets. Call 613.393.9292 or email [email protected]

The County Canteen

Picton, The Canteen

Highlights // The Canteen is known for having a classic, fun New Year’s Eve bash, but this year they’re taking it to the next level and bringing some improv and sketch comedy greats into the mix.

Deets //

  • $69 for 3-course meal by Chef Sean
  • Menu includes selections from Smoked Potato Bisque, Braised Winter Radish, Roasted Bone Marrow, Lamb Liver Pate, Beef Wellington, Braised Pork Croquette, Slow-Smoked Whitefish, Umami Vegan Steak, Gingerbread Spiced Cake, Eggnog Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Choc Pie, and Flourless Pink Raspberry Champagne Cake.
  • The County’s artisanal comedy troupe, TASTE THAT! w/special guests The Lusty Mannequins
  • Seatings at 7.30pm and 8pm for dinner
  • Comedy show starts at 9pm
  • $55 tickets for early seating at 5.30 and 6pm w/kids menu available

Resos // Call 613.476.6663

Karlo Estates Winery

Hillier, Karlo

Highlights // 

Basically this option involves a huge dance party in the amazing wine lounge of a gorgeous old barn with great wine, an all-night-long “moving feast” of plant-based culinary treats, and the absolute best host—Sherry Karlo.

Deets //

  • Party like it’s 1899 with the best of house dance music in a 1805 barn.
  • $50/ticket and cash wine bar
  • 5-courses of passed hors d’oeuvres and canapés including plant-based delights such as stuffed mushrooms, hearts of palm puffs, baked artichoke squares w/ sun dried tomato pesto, avocado toast points, hummus on cucumber disks w/ smoked paprika, cashew cheeses w/ water crackers, black olives, spiced walnuts, black lentil “caviar”, skewers of cherry tomatoes w/ fresh basil and almond “mozzarella” drizzled w/ balsamic reduction and dessert bar.
  • Party favours, noisemakers, and a sparkling midnight toast.
  • Dress casually or dress up, but get your Canadian on with lots of “on & off again” layers as you heat up from dancing and cool down when taking in the night air.
  • The Wine Lounge and bathrooms are heated and cozy.

Jackson Falls Country Inn

Milford, Jackson Falls

Highlights // Chef Michael Potter returns to the kitchen at Jackson Falls for a NYE feast. This will be great.

Deets // www.jacksonsfalls.com

The Lark Wine Bar

Belleville, The Lark

Highlights // The Lark is just over the bridge in DTBV (aka. downtown Belleville), but the owner Alex, is a former County barman (Drake Dev) who has partnered with awesome winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois at Trail Estate Winery to pair some of her truly brilliant wine with a menu designed in collab w/ one of the County’s best, Chef Matt Demille in a celebration of friends and neighbours.

Deets //

  • 4-courses paired with some of Mackenzie’s coolest wines—some that aren’t even available to buy.
  • $50/head for dinner including sparkling pinot noir on arrival. $95 dinner with winemaker pairings.
  • Menu includes shared Mezze of sourdough, hummus, warm olives and truffled salami w/ Blanc Nouveau, Fennel Salad and Steak Tartare w/Skin-contact Barrel-aged Riesling, Gnocchi w/Chardonnay, Braised Beef Rib w/Foxcroft Cab Franc, Cheesecake & Brownie w/Red Pet Nat
  • Seating at 8pm (an earlier seating may be added)

Reso // Limited tickets available at thelark.ca and on location (in advance only)

Signal Brewing Company

Corbyville, Signal

Highlights // Stretching the County’s borders even further off-shore—we had to add Signal Brewery’s NYE party to the list, just because we in The County love these guys a lot. So, our final New Year’s contender is the “NYE Plaid a Toque & a BEER Parrty 2” (sic lol). Other highlights include a ping-pong tourney, strongest man keg lift, strongest woman keg lift, dance-off contest, giant ball drop at midnight, bonfires & smores, snowshoe races, keg toss, tug-of-war, and prizes for the greatest everything.

Deets //

  • Tickets are $40
  • 9pm-2am
  • Admission price gets you into both Signal & Henry’s venues, a 16oz beer token, complimentary food stations all over Signal and Henry’s.
  • $5 shots all night
  • Grab your favourite plaid shirt and a toque because “it’s gobsmack cold outside”, so no fancy clothes or slippery shoes recommended.
  • The NYE Plaid a Toque & a Beer Parrty 2 is inside and outside at Signal Brewing Company and Henry’s next door…
  • Three cool bands playing indoors include Long Range Hustle, Enrights, and Sleezer (the best Weezer cover band this close to PEC)
  • And a shuttle $5/ride (details to come)

Resos // Tickets available at signal.beer

 

Lonelle Selbo

Writer, Designer, Editor. Publisher + Editor of auLAIT Magazine. Creative Director at auLAIT Media. Mama of Sebastian + Partner to Mark. Lover of Prince Edward County, my beautiful new home. Most often, a very happy human.

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