New Year’s Eve 2015 Dining in Phoenix

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3, 2, 1…happy new year! Ring in 2016 with a decadent feast at one of these Valley restaurants. (Be sure to check each restaurant’s Web site for up-to-date menus, prices and seatings.) Reserve your spot now!

Reserve a spot at Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for four decadent courses (seatings at 6 and 9 p.m.). Courses include butter-poached Maine lobster, pan-seared scallops, filet of beef and more. For a sweet ending, choose from a dark chocolate tower, rose-Champagne sorbet and tres leches sponge cake.

Kicking off 2016 in Sonoran style, Sanctuary on Camelback has designed two unique ways to ring in the New Year on Dec. 31, featuring an inspired four-course feast by Chef MacMillan. Dinner in elements is served during two seatings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and from 8 to 10:30 p.m. ($185 per person). The second seating includes a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and admission to the jade bar celebration. Or enjoy dinner, a DJ and dancing at jade bar.

Citizen Public House rings in 2016 with a special three-course dinner, featuring chicken “pot pie,” branzino, pan-seared scallops and more.

Ring in the New Year on top of the Valley at Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. The award-winning restaurant will offer a five-course dinner with seatings at 5 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.  Dinner includes entry to The Terrace Room, the restaurant’s adjacent lounge that will offer live music, dancing, light fare, party favors and champagne toast. For guests not enjoying dinner, entrance to The Terrace Room party is $50 per person.

Ticoz Latin Kitchen celebrates with a three-course prix fix menu, with courses including pork chile verde mac n cheese, paella, churros and more.

Los Sombreros dishes up a five-course feast, including dishes like chile relleno, smoked salmon tostidata salad and more, ending with a scoop of homemade ice cream.

Choose from two seating options at Rusconi’s American Kitchen, and enjoy a three-course menu, with a Champagne toast.

Dig into a three-course menu starting at 4 p.m. at Zappone’s Italian Bistro. From 6 to 10 p.m., treat your ears to live entertainment from Bill Malovich.

At Taggia at Scottsdale’s FireSky’s Resort, enjoy three divine courses, including smoked beef tenderloin, grilled tuna, seafood paella and more.

Ring in the New Year with the velvet voice of Monte Procopio as he performs pop, big band, swing sounds all night (starting at 8 p.m.) at Marcellino Ristorante in Scottsdale. Enjoy dancing, dinner, party favors and, as the clock strikes midnight, bubbly for all.

Taverna American dishes up two specialty entrees for New Year’s Even: roasted Scottish salmon filet or slow-braised short ribs. Each includes a “toast” pour of Roederer Estate Rose Sparkling Wine or Napa Valley Cabernet.

Starting at 5 p.m., Central Bistro will dish up a special prix fix menu for the holiday. Enjoy a duo of beef, duck breast, red snapper and more.

Starting at 5 p.m. at Local Bistro, enjoy scallops and risotto, petite filet and more. There is even a vegetarian menu available.

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s hosts a four-course feast with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. Entrees include individual lobster pot pie and porcini-crusted tenderloin.

At Casablanca Lounge, enjoy a delicious menu, starting at 5 p.m., with a side of live jazz and blues music from 5 to 9 p.m.

Both Ko’sin and Kai at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass have delightful menus prepared for New Year’s Eve dinner service. Kai’s Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Swanson, has prepared a five-course and nine-course tasting menus; a four-course dinner will be offered by Ko’sin in place of their traditional dinner menu on New Year’s Eve.

An elegant epicurean, adults-only experience will be presented in Wright’s at The Biltmore on New Year’s Eve at Arizona Biltmore with a paired, five-course gala dinner with inclusive entry to the 24th Street Speakeasy. A cocktail reception with decadent bites will begin at 7 p.m. and dinner will be presented at 8 p.m.

Gertude’s at Desert Botanical Garden celebrates 2016 with a decadent three-course spread, ending with a candy bar of milk chocolate, blood orange custard and hazelnut crust (pictured).

At The Upton, enjoy a four-course dinner and glass of champagne. Also, late night snacks like chiliquiles, pork belly nachos and steak and fries will be served at 1 a.m. as a fifth course.

From 4:30 to 10 p.m., Roaring Fork will be serving its regular menu in addition to several specialty appetizers, entrees and desserts on Dec. 31.

The Latilla at the Boulders Resort & Spa will be featuring a four-course menu, live music and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Salty Sow restaurant will be featuring specialty menu items, beginning at 4 p.m., in addition to live music on the patio, 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with a festive four-course dinner at deseo at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid has crafted a fresh and flavorful prix fixe menu especially for the celebration. Continue the festivities and enjoy your New Year’s Day with a champagne brunch at resort’s Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café.  Relax and savor an expansive menu of brunch items at the resort’s ever-popular “Bubbles & Brunch.”

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