Ring in the new year Greek Style

Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill hosts a special event in Hope on Dec. 31

Olga and Christos Efthimiopoulos of Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill are hosting a special New Year’s Eve event.

Olga and Christos Efthimiopoulos of Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill are hosting a special New Year’s Eve event.

Opa! Ring in the new year with a three-course dinner at Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill.

The New Year’s Eve event features belly dancing, door prizes, and a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas.

“It will be a lot of fun,” said owner Christos Efthimiopoulos, who runs the restaurant with his wife Olga. “Enjoy the food, drinks, entertainment and welcome the new year.”

The Efthimiopoulos’ opened Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill in April, after running a restaurant in Agassiz for several years. They not only liked the community as a whole, but saw Hope as a good place to build a business.

The Efthimiopoulos’ strive to provide authentic Greek cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere. New menu items are also added on a regular basis to give people different dishes to try. The restaurant is open regularly Tuesday to Sunday, from 4-10 p.m.

The New Year’s Eve event kicks off at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 and costs $55 per person. A limited number of tickets will be sold. To reserve, call 604-860-0800. Olympic Flame Greek Kouzina & Grill is located at 904 Old Hope Princeton Way.

• There are several other New Year’s Eve parties in Hope this year. Joe’s at 293 Wallace Street is hosting a “One Bite & Drink Dinner” from 6-9 p.m. For $40 per person, you can enjoy a variety of gourmet small bites and a glass of sparkling wine. Call 604-860-0822 to reserve a seat.

The party at the Hope Legion Hall (344 Fort St.) starts at 8 p.m. It will feature live entertainment by “The Hong Kong Cowboy,” door prizes and a midnight light lunch. Tickets are $20 per person and are available from the Legion Hall. For more information, call 604-869-5465.

Another celebration will be at the Eagles Hall (386 Fort St.) featuring Aaron Halliday as “Almost Alan,” performing the hits of Alan Jackson. Doors open at 8 p.m. and for $20 per person or $35 per couple, you can enjoy dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. To reserve call 604-869-2560 or 604-869-7501.