It's coming close to the last day of the year and it's time to welcome 2017. Whether you're looking for a place to indulge in fine cuisine when the clock strikes 12 or a luxe spot to fuel up for your countdown party, these are the places that put gastronomy above all else.

Firebird Diner

If you love American food, then celebrity chef Michael Mina's gastronomic joint Firebird Diner at Four Seasons DIFC is your go-to place. With a Pulp Fiction-themed New Year's party happening on the night, you can indulge in a five-course dinner or go a la carte and opt for classic American favourites such as burgers and shakes. For the adventurous, excite your tastebuds with chef Mina's contemporary creations including Elvis American toast, Ahi tuna tartare, Maine lobster corn dogs and chicken fried Wagyu steak.

New year's eve food guide 2016

For reservations, call +971 4 506 0000.

Café Belge

With a décor setting that screams art nouveau and art deco, it's the perfect Gatsby party at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC! The 1920s theme will be complemented with an exquisite four-course menu specially prepared by Chef Romain Van Durman and you can expect salmon and caviar too, pan-seared goose foie gras and langoustine, smoked duck Magret and finally, the Pistachio Opera.

New year's eve food guide 2016

For reservations, call +971 4 372 2323.

Inka

Experience Peruvian cuisine in its entirety as Inka offers a New Year's Eve culinary journey through Peru's natural landscapes, from the sea to the jungle to the mountain. A specially curated four-course menu awaits the food connoisseur complemented beautifully by the contemporary décor and the upbeat house music.

New year's eve food guide 2016

For reservations, call +971 4 346 9295.

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