Countdown the New Year Immersed in a Hypnotic & Bioluminescent Oasis

Miami, FL. — Imagine a space where the intrigue of lush rainforest, the fresh flavors of Peru, and the mysticism of Japan coalesce, surrounded by vibrant bioluminescence. Introducing New Year’s Eve at Chotto Matte!

The globally renowned Nikkei gem will partner with the Japanese spirits brand, The House of Suntory, to present a vibrant lineup of multisensory entertainment and flavorful offerings. Inspired by the Japanese winter light festivals, these brands will pay tribute to the colorful essence of Japanese culture, connecting deeply with their roots. With The House of Suntory, there is a rich cultural experience and pilgrimage to Japan found in every bottle, making it the ideal partner for this impactful celebration.

Bioluminescent Performers - Photo Credit NuArt
Bioluminescent Performers – Photo Credit NuArt

Kicking off with an early dinner on Friday, December 31st, Chotto Matte will ring in the new year with an eye-catching art installation paired with high-vibrational live DJ beats. From 7 PM through 2 AM, interactive performances by ballerina dancers will enhance the hypnotic vibe, painted head to toe in glow-in-the-dark neon paint.

Mesmerized diners will continue their experience with Chotto Matte’s flavorful food and drink pickings. A specialty cocktail menu created in collaboration with The House of Suntory featuring Roku gin, Haku vodka and Toki whisky from the House of Suntory spirits portfolio includes The Orizuru, with Roku Gin, sakura, lychee and lemon as well as the Fuji Blossom, featuring Haku Vodka, peach liqueur, pearl jasmine and lemon.

The Orizuru Cocktail by The House of Suntory
The Orizuru Cocktail by The House of Suntory

Other specials feature dinner packages starting at 7 PM, in tandem with the hypnotic performances. Packages include:

  • Early Dinner Package – $145
    • Table from 7 PM to 9 PM
    • Includes Welcome Cocktail created in partnership with The House of Suntory
    • Deluxe Hikari Set Menu
    • Access bar area and stay through closure, for a fee*
  • Late Dinner Package – $245
    • Table from 9 pm to closure
    • Includes Welcome Cocktail created in partnership with The House of Suntory
    • Deluxe Hikari Set Menu
    • Special Dessert Inspired by the Bioluminescent Theme

This New Year’s Eve, include a journey to the radiant ‘Forest of Hikari’ in your celebrations. To make a reservation for this special experience, visit

About Chotto Matte:

Chotto Matte embraces the very best of Nikkei cuisine — a hybrid blend of the most noteworthy Japanese and Peruvian classics, marrying bold, eye-catching, and natural colors with mouth-watering flavorful sensations. Amassing impressive success from their first three locations in London, Toronto, and Miami, Chotto Matte has developed international esteem and plans to continue its global expansion in 2022 to three unique global destinations — Doha, Riyadh, & San Francisco — alongside a sister location in its flagship home base of London, England. Mastering the marriage of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere, Chotto Matte highlights the cultures’ shared appreciation for seasonal ingredients and fresh fish, with Japanese sushi and sashimi, and Peruvian ceviche central to their gastronomy. Thanks to well-respected head chef Jordan Sclare, Chotto Matte is internationally renowned for its artistic approach to exciting Nikkei cuisine.

About The House of Suntory:

Suntory was established in 1899 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Since 1923, as the pioneer of Japanese whisky, Suntory Whisky has been renowned for its House of Master Blenders and for its Art of Blending. The founding father of Japanese whisky, Shinjiro Torii, built Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in Yamazaki. Nestled in the outskirts of Kyoto, this region was the birthplace of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and is known for the purity of its waters. Torii dreamt of creating an authentically Japanese whisky by choosing a terrain and climate completely different from that of Scotland, thereby cultivating unique conditions for maturation.

In 1972, Torii’s son Keizo Saji, Suntory’s second master blender, built the Chita grain distillery near Nagoya to produce more of their own high-quality grain whiskies. In 1973, Saji founded the Hakushu distillery amidst the deep forests of Mt. Kai Komagatake in the Japanese Southern Alps with the goal of producing malt whiskies distinct from those made at Yamazaki. Its high altitude and lush environment are what differentiate Hakushu from other distilleries.

The House of Suntory portfolio includes two single malt whiskies:  Yamazaki – the pioneer of Japanese Single Malts, multi-layered and profound, and Hakushu – verdant, fresh, and delicately smoky; a single grain whisky: Chita—sublimely smooth, versatile and complex; and two blends: the noble blend, Hibiki – Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, and Suntory Whisky Toki – ideal for Japanese highballs. The introduction of Roku Japanese Gin and Haku Japanese Vodka adds two premium white spirits created from Japanese ingredients by the master artisans at the House of Suntory to the collection. Roku Gin and Haku Vodka embody Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii’s philosophy of monozukuri craftsmanship: a relentless pursuit of perfection, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality. | @ChottoMatteMIA

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