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The last night of the year

Also known as New Year’s Eve, is an effervescent time full of anticipation and deep-rooted traditions around the world. In Spain, the New Year’s Eve celebration is an amalgam of joy, symbolism and rituals that mark the end of one year and the beginning of a new one.

The festivities begin with traditional family dinners or gatherings with friends, where tables are filled with festive delicacies and spirited toasts. Many choose to dress in elegant and glitzy attire, reflecting the idea of saying goodbye to the year in style.

The lucky grape is a crucial component of the Spanish celebration. Just before midnight, people gather in front of the television to watch the chimes from Puerta del Sol in Madrid. With each chime, a grape is eaten, symbolizing the twelve months of the year and making wishes for each of them. This ritual is followed with enthusiasm, and those who manage to eat all twelve grapes on time are said to have good luck in the coming year.

The streets are filled with hustle and bustle and celebration after midnight. Fireworks light up the sky, and music and laughter resound everywhere. Squares and landmarks become stages for hugs, toasts and a collective explosion of happiness. It is common for people to move to discos or night events to continue the celebration until the early hours of the morning.

The feeling of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new is permeating every corner. People reflect on the achievements and challenges of the year that is ending, set resolutions for the future and share special moments with loved ones.

The most special night of the year brings with it an unforgettable dinner.

The last night of the year, New Year’s Eve, brings with it a variety of typical dinners that reflect the gastronomic richness of different cultures. In Spain, it is common to enjoy a hearty dinner that includes fresh seafood, Iberian ham, and emblematic dishes such as grilled shrimp. In Italy, the cenone of Capodanno features dishes such as cotechino con lenticchie (sausage with lentils), symbolizing prosperity. In Japan, Toshikoshi Soba, soba noodles eaten before midnight, represents the farewell to the old year. In Latin America, tables are filled with tamales, roast suckling pig, and the famous lucky grapes in countries such as Mexico and Colombia. These dinners are not only a delicious tradition, but also unite families and friends around the table to say goodbye to the year with gratitude and joy.

If you are in Madrid, these are the best options for dinner

For an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Madrid, Dani García’s restaurants offer an exceptional gastronomic experience. With their renowned culinary mastery, these establishments elevate the celebration through exquisite menus designed to satisfy the most discerning palates. From captivating appetizers to masterfully prepared entrees, each bite is a masterpiece of flavor and creativity.

Dani García’s restaurants in Madrid are transformed into festive settings, where elegance is combined with the warmth of incomparable hospitality. The careful selection of quality ingredients and the chef’s distinctive touch turn New Year’s Eve dinner into a culinary delight. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, toast with premium champagne and enjoy a unique evening that fuses tradition with gastronomic innovation in the heart of Madrid.

The perfect New Year’s Eve menu in Marbella

Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Marbella at Dani García’s renowned restaurants. At Tragabuches, immerse yourself in culinary sophistication with an exceptional menu that fuses tradition with innovation. Lobito de Mar, located in front of the sea, invites you to delight yourself with exquisite marine flavors in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.

BiBo, with its modern and cosmopolitan proposal, will surprise you with creative tapas and dishes full of flavor. Meanwhile, Leña offers you a unique culinary experience with its focus on grilled and smoked flavors. Dani García’s restaurants in Marbella guarantee you a New Year’s Eve full of gastronomic exquisiteness and festive atmosphere. Toast to the new year in these places that encapsulate the essence of Dani Garcia’s culinary talent in an idyllic setting on the Costa del Sol.