Got New Year's Eve plans? If you're more for low-key gatherings than elbow-to-elbow crowded clubs, might we suggest heading to one of the city's coolest restos to say goodbye to 2011 in grand style? One sure-to-be-fun option: Starbelly's special NYE dinner, which includes dishes like seared Sonoma foie gras with huckleberry and black-tea compote and toasted brioche, followed by a chocolate pot de creme with cocoa nibs and whipped cream, and — naturally — a glass of celebratory bubbly. And that's just a sampling of what will be up for grabs at the Castro eatery, which is serving up a handful of additional, equally yummy options for $68 prix fixe or a la carte all night long. Of course, you'll need a getup worthy of this feast — and all of the dancing in the Castro you'll be doing afterward. To solve that conundrum, check out our six-ingredient tuxedo-inspired outfit, and get ready for a rockin' 2012.
Clockwise from top left: Aldo Pennick Clutch, $40, available at Aldo. Giles & Brother Petal Hematite Pave Cuff, $235, available at Azalea, 411 Hayes Street (between Gough and Octavia streets); 415-861-9888. Something Else Dress, $171, available at Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (between Valencia and Mission streets); 415-648-6513. J.Crew Slinky Rib Tights, $12.99, available at J.Crew. Rachel Comey Mars Bootie, $277, available at Conifer, 2848 Webster Street (near Union Street); 415-922-1892. Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Fire, $30, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-986-4300.
Starbelly photo courtesy of Starbelly; Something Else photo courtesy of Mira Mira.