New Year’s Eve is one of the better holidays. It’s typically spent with friends and involves festive drinks and food and hope for the new year — but it’s so damn cold.
On Thursday, Aug. 4, Chef Annie Pettry of Decca is giving Louisvillians the chance to enjoy all the good things about New Year’s Eve on a day where you can potentially wear that fetching outfit you can’t pull off in Louisville’s arctic winter. And she’s doing it Spanish style.
As part of Decca’s Beats & Eats dinner series, the Cellar Lounge will celebrate late night with DJ Ryan Rugger spinning hip-hop tunes and one-night-only dishes inspired by Chef Pettry’s take on global street food.
Nochevieja en Augusto is celebrated in some small Spanish towns, bringing the end-of-the-year festivities to a warmer month.
“In the U.S., we celebrate New Year’s on Jan. 1 with champagne and fireworks, but different cultures have their own dates, festivals, traditions and foods to mark the start of their year,” says Chef Pettry in a news release. “We’re using that as our initial source of inspiration, and from there, I’m challenging the Decca team to get creative.”
Previous Beats & Eats events in 2016 have celebrated Chinese and Thai New Year’s Eve celebrations. The final one will celebrate Diwali, Hindu New Year on Oct. 27.
Entry to Beats & Eats is free, with all dishes from Chef Annie and drinks from the Cellar Lounge served a la carte. Seating is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The event starts at 11 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m.