Yesterday, we brought you seven local restaurants that are dishing up memorable New Year’s Eve feasts. Well, we’re going to make your holiday dinner plans even more difficult. Here are seven more spots to consider this New Year’s. (Be sure to reserve your spot; prices do not include tax and tip.)
Kai Ring in 2011 with a five-course, seven-course and twelve-course tasting menu from Chandler’s Kai at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. The five-course menu features lobster and foie gras brulee with gingersnap sugar crystals, winter greens kissed with a compote of Bosc pears, Crow’s Dairy goat cheese, shaved truffles and cured gravlox, a fall fruit elixir, grilled tenderloin of buffalo from the Cheyenne River Tribe or Guaymas shrimp and diver sea scallops all completed with Kai’s dressed-up version of “Milk & Cookies.” Prices start at $125 per person. http://www.wildhorsepassresort.com/.
T. Cook’s The Royal Palms Resort & Spa restaurant will celebration the New Year with a four-course menu, each with four options for each course. Entrees include pan-roasted Kobe New York “Bourguignon,” Georges Bank scallops, braised veal osso bucco and, for vegetarians, curry dusted tofu with cauliflower puree. Prices start at $125 per person. http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/.
Sassi Consider going the romantic route this holiday with a swoon-worthy spread from Scottsdale’s Sassi. Entree choices include pancetta-wrapped veal loin with truffle potato gratin, roasted baby carrots and porcini sauce; roasted duck breast with butternut squash risotto and cherry foie gras sauce; and grilled sea bass stuffed with herbs and lemon, and served with a crab and arugula fingerling potato salad. Prices start at $75 per person. www.sassi.biz.
Cave Creek Coffee Company This Cave Creek favorite hosts a specialty Black & White Ball on New Year’s Even with a three-course meal, live music and Champagne toast from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. http://www.cavecreekcoffee.com/.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa At Tuscany, diners may enjoy black cod with Tuscan kale or New York strip with porcini gnocchi, risotto with scallops and roast hen with beluga lentils while guests of Meritage Steakhouse can choose from Brandt beef prime filet mignon with cabernet glacè, smoked prime rib with horseradish cream or wild Alaskan sable fish with morel mushroom lobster sauce at the Phoenix resort’s New Year’s dining spreads. Prices vary per restaurant. http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/.
BLT Steak To ring in the New Year, Scottsdale’s BLT Steak will offer a special prix-fixe, three-course Blackboard Menu. End the night with a dessert of Mississippi Mud Cake with hot frozen chocolate mint custard and dark chocolate ganache and a special New Year’s Champagne Float. $100 per person. http://www.bltscottsdale.com/.
The Boulders Resort & Spa The Carefree resort’s luxe restaurants, Latilla and Palo Verde, will each offer mmm-inducing spreads to celebrate New Year’s Eve. To tickle your taste buds, Palo Verde will dole out an ancho-chili-and-agave-coasted Artic char. http://www.theboulders.com/.