Ring in 2014 with the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

There is no doubt that the most popular way to ring in the New Year is amongst hundreds of partygoers at the hottest nightclubs or out in the streets watching another year pass by at your local outdoor celebration, like Underground Atlanta's popular Peach Drop New Year's Eve festivities. However, there are other ways to ring in a New Year and the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group is hoping that you'll decide to spend the evening with them in a quieter, but still highly enjoyable holiday celebration topped off with delicious food. To celebrate the New Year, Buckhead Life restaurants are puttin' on the Ritz. All restaurants will have extended hours and guests are invited to countdown to the New Year with a Champagne toast and elegant party favors.

An exquisite four-course prix fixe menu is available at the following restaurants: Kyma - Traditional Mediterranean dishes such as dolmades kai spanakopita, wood-grilled whole fish, beet salad and an all-time favorite dessert loukoumades can be found on Executive Chef Pano Karatassos' New Year's Eve menu. Greece will meet Atlanta for only $79/person with optional wine pairings for $30. Veni Vidi Vici - Handmade pasta and fresh seafood served family-style can be found on Veni Vici's New Year's Eve menu created by Executive Chef Jamie Adams. Guests can choose from classic Italian dishes like Trota e Cavolo Verza, Tortelloni, Salmerino and desserts such as Tiramisu or Bomboloni.

The menu is available for $75/person with optional wine pairings for $30 Bistro Niko - Take a trip to Paris this New Year's Eve with Executive Chef Gary Donlick's authentic French cuisine including options such as chilled foie gras torchon, lemon sole parisienne and beef bourguignon and profiteroles for dessert. Bistro Niko's New Year's Eve Menu is available $75/person with optional wine pairings for $30. Pricci - Guests can choose from an array of contemporary Italian dishes from Executive Chef Piero Premoli including Lobster Cannelloni, Linguini Pirata and Brasato al Barolo. Pastry chef Jennifer Etchison will wow guests with dessert options like Castagna (gluten-free) and Torta de Piri. Pricci's New Year's Eve menu is available for $75/person with optional wine pairings for $30. Guests can also enjoy the regular menu and Chef's holiday menu specials at Atlanta Fish Market, Buckhead Diner or Chops Lobster Bar.

About Buckhead Life Restaurant Group What distinguishes Buckhead Life today is an all-consuming devotion to both food and guest. Imaginative menus composed by elite chefs delight and surprise, artfully mixing the classic and exotic. Gracious, impeccable service, perennially praised in a variety of publications, leaves patrons feeling as though theirs is the only table in the room. 25 years and 12 internationally renowned restaurants later, the name Pano Karatassos rings synonymous with upscale Atlanta dining of every flavor. While CHOPS, PRICCI and VENI VIDI VICI mirror the dark-wooded, traditional sensibilities of forbearer PANO'S & PAUL'S, nouveau concepts such as KYMA and BLUEPOINTE dazzle with super stylish surrounds and chic, clubby vibes. For business or pleasure, Buckhead Life offers a destination perfect for any appetite, mood and occasion.

On his philosophy for success, Pano has said, "Running a restaurant is not one big thing. It is a thousand little things." Which is the reason each night, in every restaurant, it is a thousand little things that make the Buckhead Life experience unlike any other. Pano Karatassos did not set out to build a dynasty. Yet, starting with a passion for food, a pioneering spirit, and a now-famous hideaway in the heart of Old Buckhead, he would launch the company - and culinary renaissance - that put Atlanta's restaurant scene on the map. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.