In Lisbon for New Year´s Eve? There are more options than Praça do Comércio
In Lisbon, one of the most popular destinations to spend the last minutes of the year and watch the fireworks that celebrates the entry into a new year is Praça do Comércio. At least for those who enjoy crowds, confusion and cold!
For those who prefer quieter programs, Mouraria has other options to consider:
Zambeze Restaurant: The terrace is probably one of the best spots in town to see the firework in both banks of the Tagus river. The restaurant has prepared a special menu to celebrate the end of the year and begins with lobster canape with quail egg, black pudding in tempura with apple, cherry tomatoes and mini samosas stuffed with cream cheese and basil. The entry includes vol-au-vent shrimp tiger and clams, fish dish tranche of grouper under Mozambican curry risotto and meat dish with Filet mignon with sweet potato, pouch vegetables and tomato chutney. The dessert? Cream with fresh eggs, flambéed bananas and chocolate, raspberry cream. Includes supper with burnt Beirã, caldo verde (kale soup with chorizo), mini pork fillets and hot chocolate. The menu includes red and white wines, soft drinks, digestive in open bar and champagne.
Mouradia – The headquarters of Renovar a Mouraria association is preparing a party to mark the New Year: barbecue, risotto with mushrooms and asparagus, new year’s cream with crouttons, samosas, mousse, cake of honey and nuts, and delicacies ranging from exotic to vegetarian. The party includes performances by various DJs.
Hotel Mundial – In Martim Moniz square and with a privileged view over Lisbon downtown, Hotel Mundial has two proposals for the last night of 2014: one in the panoramic restaurant Balcony Lisbon (cocktail followed by dinner and dessert buffet, with 12 raisins accompanied by sparkling wine and grape juice) and one in the World Garden (cocktail, buffet, sparkling wine and raisins at midnight).
Club Noir – Into The Twilight Zone Party – And for those who love of the sounds of the 80s, Goth Rock, Goth Metal, Post-punk and new wave nothing like spending the night at Club Noir in Rua da Madalena, to a different night. Admission is € 6 with free 2 beers / juice or 1 white drink.