>>Costa del Sol, 901 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, is once again offering its famed paella-to-go for holiday dinner. Orders are now being accepted for pick-up until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Information: 860-296-1714 or costadelsolrestaurant.net.
New Year's Eve Dining
>>At Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main St., Ivoryton, executive chef Noel Jones will be serving a six-course tasting menu. There are also inn/restaurant packages available. Information: 860-767-0330 or cooperbeechinn.com
>>Millwright's, 77 West St., Simsbury, will offer seatings on New Year's Eve every half hour between 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The normal dining room menu will be available as well as a chef's grand tasting menu for $125 per person. The tavern will be open but only offering the dining room menu. Millwright's will also be open on Christmas Eve with seats from 5:30 to 8: 30 p.m. on the half hour. Information: 860-651-5500 or millwrightsct.com.
>>The Hawthorne Inn, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, will offer a plated dinner on New Year's Eve in its ballroom and a buffet dinner in its Bar 2421 on New Year's Eve. Live entertainment and a champagne toast will be featured. Information: 860-828-3571 or hawthorne-inn.com
>>Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Road, Cromwell, will host a New Year's Eve celebration for those 21 and older from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $67 per person, plus tax and tip and include a open bar, dining stations and the music of "Room for Two." Special $89 room rates will be offered that night at the nearby Cromwell Marriot. Information: 860-613-2224 or http://www.bacigrill.com.
>>Fresh off its ESPN Monday Night Football appearance, Connecticut band The Shiny Lapel will be featured at the New Year's Eve party at the Gelston House, 8 Main St., East Haddam on New Year's Eve. The group's performance is part of the $55 a person party that also includes a four-course meal and glass of champagne. The party begins at 8:30 p.m. Earlier in the evening, the restaurant's a la cart menu will be served. Information: 860-873-1411 or gelstonhouse.com
>>Besito, 46 S. Main St., West Hartford, will be serving its full dinner menu on New Year's Eve and an a la carte special including empanadas de langosta, grilled skirt steak and tortilla crusted Chilean bass with a tequila toast at midnight. Information: 860-233-2500 or besitomex.com.
>>Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown, will offer New Year's Eve specials Dec. 31 in addition to the regular menu. Specials include grilled mahi mahi with an herbed wild rice medley and broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, laced with a fig balsamic reduction for $22; and rosemary and Burgundy wine marinated rack of lamb with butternut and pancetta risotto, garlic haricot verts and mint pesto for $32. Information: 860-346-7096 or visit http://www.tuscany-grill.com.
>>The Cottage in Plainville will welcome the new year with a wine dinner featuring a 1999 Caymus Cabernet and the restaurant's new wine menu. The evening includes cocktails with entertainment and a five-course wine paired dinner for $99 a person. The dinner is also available without the wine pairing for $65. The menu includes scallop and shrimp cocktail, tenderloin of beef Wellington and hot dark chocolate risotto. Information: 860-793-8888 or cottagerestaurantandcafe.com
>>The Bee & Thistle, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, will featured a five-course fixed-price New Year's Eve menu with seating at 5:50 and 6 p.m. for $95 a person plus tax and tip, and seatings at 8:30 and 9 p.m. for $150 a person plus tax and tip with band and dancing. Entrée choices include filet mignon, pistachio encrusted rack of lamb or roasted sea bass. Information: 860- 434-1667 or beeandthistleinn.com
>>Peppercorn's, Main St., Hartford, says Bupon Anno 2013 with a four-course $85 a person fixed-price menu as well as its traditional a la carte menu on New Year's Eve. Seatings are at 5 and 8 p.m. with some flexibility. Information: 860-547-1714 or peppercornsgrill.com
>>The Mattabesett Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown will offer three different parties, each on a different floor, on New Year's Eve. There will also be a Customer Appreciation Day Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. featuring saxophonist David Davis, and entertainment. Information: 860-347-9999 or mattabesettcanoeclub.com.
>>The Oyster Club in Mystic is offering three menus for its New Year's Eve dinner. Options include the Farm & Sea choice featuring New York strip, a Chinese menu with Peking suckling pig roast and an Italian option featuring handmade ricotta ravioli and mussels. Each option has four courses and is $75 a person and includes a champagne toast. There will be three seatings beginning at 5 p.m. Information: 860- 415-9266 or oysterclubct.com
>>Vivo at the Hartford Marriott Downtown will offer a New Year's Eve $59 per person fixed-price dinner on New Year's Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. Information: 860-760-2333
>>Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 44 S. Main St., West Hartford, will offer three special entrees on New Year's Eve as well as four nights of celebration from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31. Special cocktails, menu choices and wines will be featured each evening beginning at 4 p.m. On New Year's Eve, an entrée and appetizer menu will be featured ranging from $74.95 to $79 per person plus tax and tip. Information: 860-676-9463 or flemingssteakhouse.com
>>Angelico's Lake House, East Hampton, will host a New Year's Eve party that includes a red carpet and the chance to dress up as your favorite celebrity. There will be an early seating from 5 to 7 p.m. and a second at 8 to 9:30 p.m with a complimentary champagne toast. Then the party begins with live music, prizes for best dressed, most photogenic and other categories. Information: 860-267-1276 or angelicoslakehouse.com.
>>Angelico's is also offering Christmas dinner-to-go for six or 12 people. The menu, prepared to be heated and eaten at home, includes a ham, pork roast or turkey, side dishes and dessert. Cost for six is $69.95 and for 12, $99.95. Orders must be place by noon, Dec 22 with pickup on Dec. 24 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
>>The Madison Beach Hotel, 94 W. Wharf Road, Madison, will host a Macallan Scotch Dinner on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. The menu includes pastrami-cured duck breast, artisanal cheese and salamis, and chocolate monkey bread bombe. Cost is $85 a person plus tax and tip. Information: 203-350-0014 or madisonbeachhotel.com