Though Patrick Henry demanded “give me liberty or give me death,” most historians believe he would have been satisfied with freedom from sub-par champagne. Liberate yourself from languid parties with today’s Groupon to Cafe Nunez. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a New Year’s Eve party for one (a $100 value).
- For $75, you get a New Year’s Eve party for two (a $200 value).
Each person receives: * Entry to the New Year’s Eve party * Access to top-shelf open bar * Tapas samples from the normal menu * VIP early access to open bar
New Year’s Eve revelers gain early access to Cafe Nunez’s open-bar party, enjoying top-shelf liquors and samplings of elBulli-trained foodsmith Rene Hernandez’s cosmopolitan tapas menu. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Groupon purchasers gain VIP access to the bar’s selection of high-quality liquor, beer, and wine, indulging in Latin-inspired tapas while waiting for the shining orb in Times Square to drop its cache of 2012 calendars. Like soccer games and pub-themed doctor’s offices, Cafe Nunez is known for its lively and festive atmosphere. Patrons can savor their choice of 11 flavored hookahs or four laced with fresh fruit (neither of which are covered by today’s Groupon) in the restaurant’s smoky lounge between bouts of dancing and ringing in the New Year.
Nestled inside a Midtown storefront accented with a sleek maroon awning and floor-to-ceiling windows perches Café Nunez, a Latin American cuisine hotspot that serves up Spanish tapas. Head chef Rene Hernandez parlayed his education from Spanish culinary institute El Bulli into a gastronomical career, churning out flavorful morsels from the prolific menu. Both cold and hot shared appetizers—or _tapas_—rev up taste buds for main courses such as Chilean-sea-bass fillet or chicken medallions, which diners can devour or don as trophies, and desserts, including traditional flan or three-milk cake, add decadence to savory Latin American flavors. The lounge displays a variety of hookahs smoldering with fruit essences, and Latin Friday events transform the eatery, beckoning guests to boogie on an expansive dance floor to hip-shaking beats alongside succulent steaks dancing the merengue.
240 W 35th Street
Manhattan, New York 10001