As the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, we hope to see you at one of the local New Year’s events:
Asia de Cuba
Grab a seat at the hosted bar for cocktails and appetizers ($70) or indulge in Asia deCuba’s tasting menu, which will include calamari salad, sake-steamed lobster, loin of lamb, coconut-curry pork prime rib, among other menu items. Choose between two seatings (5:30 to 8 p.m., $95; 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., $150). If you decide on the second seating, expect plenty of Champagne, party favors and live music in addition to fab fare. 480.308.1131, www.mondrianscottsdale.com.
Make reservations at this W Scottsdale hot spot and enjoy a pre-set menu at one of two seatings (6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $125; from 9 p.m., $150). Guests at the later seating can also enjoy party favors, Champagne, an open bar and live entertainment. Want to stick around all night? Inquire about a $299 overnight package and don’t miss mimosa and Bloody Mary stations in the morning. 480.970.2100, www.starwoodhotels.com.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Mastro’s Ocean Club and Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse are each partaking in lively New Year’s events. Expect each restaurant to dish out delicious food, live entertainment, dancing and Veuve Clicquot (I knew that’d peak your interest). Mastro’s is even offering luxury transportation service to and from each restaurant, within a seven-mile radius. Just request this service as you place your reservation. www.mastrosrestaurants.com.
Starting at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, get to any Z’Tejas location for a delectable pre-set spread of seafood gumbo, scallops, ancho pork tenderloin, Champagne (of course!) and plenty more ($26). www.ztejas.com.
The Phoenician’s newest dining destination is offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve where you can get your fill of wine, Champagne and expertly crafted cocktail. Plus, with the restaurant’s jaw-dropping views, you’ll likely get to spy some Valley fireworks. 480.941.8200, www.thephoenician.com.