Start off the 2012 in utmost deliciousness. Check out these New Year’s Eve dining options in the Valley. Be sure to make your reservations ASAP!
Hotel Valley Ho is ringing in the New Year with “Shake & Twist Like ‘56.” Party goers are invited to dig into a four-course dinner with Henriot Champagnes and Grey Goose vodka drink pairings. The 6:30 p.m. seating is $95 per person, and the 9:30 p.m. seating is $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity). After dinner, enjoy dancing and a rooftop Champagne toast. www.hotelvalleyho.com.
The signature Latilla Restaurant at the Boulders Resort hosts a lavish New Years Eve prix fixe menu on Saturday featuring smoked wild coho salmon, American bison ribeye, cranberry-almond cake with poached pear, blood orange sorbet and more. The Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort celebrates New Years Day on Sunday with an a la carte brunch featuring breakfast selections, salads, burgers and entrees. www.theboulders.com.
Top of the Rock restaurant at the Buttes Resort in Tempe celebrates the 2012 year with an elaborate five-course tasting menu, Champagne toast and dancing and a la carte taco bar at the adjacent Tequila on the Rocks. www.marriott.com/phxtm.
Sassi in North Scottsdale celebrates the coming of the 2012 year with a specialty three- or four-course holiday menu, live music and dancing and a prosecco toast at midnight. www.sassi.biz.
Roka Akor’s customized New Year’s Eve dining menu will be available on Saturday, with seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The menu is priced at $98 per person, with optional Champagne pairings available. www.rokaakor.com.
Ring in the New Year with an incredible four- or five-course dinner in deseo at Scottsdale Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Guests are invited to bring the whole family and take advantage of Kids Club packages for children ages 4-14. www.kierlandresort.com.
Quiessence Restaurant in Phoenix is offering a farm-fresh four-course New Year’s menu, including truffled wild mushroom lasagna and pan-roasted duck breast. www.quiessencerestaurant.com.
All four restaurants at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (LV Bistro, La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak and The Grill at TPC Scottsdale) are offering amazing multi-course dinners. LV Bistro is even dishing up a tasty recovery breakfast on New Year’s Day. www.scottsdaleprincess.com.
Valleywide Z’Tejas locations are presenting a fresh and innovative New Year’s weekend menu, available from Dec. 30-Jan. 1. www.ztejas.com.
Mastro’s restaurants will offer their a la carte menu, capped with party favors and decorations and a toast at midnight with a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial. www.mastrosrestaurants.com.
The Wandering Horse at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale is open New Year’s Eve from 4:30 – 11 p.m. For $47.00 per person, guests can enjoy slow-roasted prime rib of beef and buffalo, Australian lamb wellington, grilled sturgeon and much more. www.talkingstickresort.com.
Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale will be serving a special prix fixe menu and an omakase-style menu. There will be three seatings in the main dining room: 5-7 p.m. (half off all bottles of wine and sake), 7-9 p.m. and 9:30-11:30 p.m. www.sushiroku.com.
Party goers are invited to delight in a decadent five-course New Year’s Eve dinner with wine pairings while listening to live jazz music throughout the night at District American Kitchen & Wine Bar in Phoenix. www.districtrestaurant.com.
Taggia at Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale offers a delicious Old Town option for your last supper of 2011: a four-course prix-fix menu with a delectable lineup of seafood, salad, filet and rich desserts including a torte, tarte and bombolini with ganache. www.taggiarestaurant.com.
At Phoenix’s Different Pointe of View, indulge in a prix fixe holiday dinner with a choice of two seatings. The first seating is at 5 p.m. and is $125 per guest, or $175 with wine pairings. The second seating begins at 8 p.m. and is $150 per person, or $200 with wine pairings. The second seating includes a Champagne toast at midnight. www.tapatiocliffshilton.com/dining/different-pointe-of-view. (Celebrate the New Year in The Terrace Room lounge at Different Pointe of View beginning at 8 p.m. with live music, party favors, light far and a New Year’s Champagne toast. The cost is $50 per person or complimentary for dinner guests of Different Pointe of View.)
Rico’s American Grill offers a three-course holiday menu from 6 to 10 p.m. The celebration includes a glass of Champagne and live music in Rico’s Backyard as we celebrate the New Year. Cost is $42 per person and reservations are suggested. www.ricosag.com.
Count down the last night of the year at bistro 24 at Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix with a five-course menu, creatively prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Toevs. Enjoy live entertainment and receive access to the New Year’s Eve Party in the Lobby Lounge. www.ritzcarlton.com/phoenix.
Chef Peter DeRuvo is treating his New Year’s Eve diners to a bite of the Big Apple, offering a “New York State of Mind” dinner at Old Town’s new Cuoco Pazzo Italian restaurant. www.cuocopazzoaz.com.
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