There are few better ways to end the year than with a fabulous meal. Many restaurants throughout Arizona have a special menu prepared just for New Year’s Eve.
Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort
Prado restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale is hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Enjoy live entertainment along with a four-course, prix-fixe menu and champagne toast at midnight. After-dinner drinks will be available at Mbar until 1 am. Seating is available from 5:00 – 10:00 pm.
If you prefer small bites, partake in the Spanish tradition of a tapas tasting, led by the chefs of Prado. Prepare yourself for a steady stream of small plates as you taste the entire tapas menu, including meats and cheeses while enjoying a complimentary glass of Dom Pérignon.
The cost for either dinner or the tapas tasting is $125. To see the NYE dinner menu and for more information, visit omnimontelucia.com. For reservations call 480.627.3111.
Guests can toast 2018 one last time with a sophisticated sit-down meal at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Featuring a delicious four-course, prix-fix menu by Chef Beau MacMillan, elements will offer two seating times. The first seating will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is priced at $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The second seating takes place from 8 to 10:30 p.m. and is priced at $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations for all holiday events are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300. For more information, visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.
Bid adieu to 2018 with an elegant dinner at T. Cook’s featuring two distinct multi-course menus. The first seating includes a 3-course menu and seating from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The cost is $95/person. The second seating, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm features a 5-course menu and includes a Moet champagne toast for $150/person. For reservations, call 602.808.0766. For more information, visit royalpalmshotel.com.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse
For their official grand opening week, Keeler’s Steakhouse in Carefree announces its New Year’s Eve Gala Event. The celebration includes a buffet dinner featuring selections from the restaurant’s menu, a seafood display, as well as dessert, meat carvings and crustacean stations. Your reservation also includes three drink tickets (cash bar thereafter), a champagne toast, and live music provided by the Lucky Devils Band (www.luckydevilsband.com) on the rooftop deck for dancing into 2019 in style. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
Ring in 2019 in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows is serving up a New Year’s Eve dinner to remember. The special menu features lobster tortellini, burrata and brussels sprout salad, beef tenderloin with parsnip and manchego gratin, and warm chocolate torte with salted caramel ice cream. The first seating, at 6:30 p.m., is $120 per person; the second seating, at 9:30 p.m., is $150 per person, plus tax, gratuity and alcohol. The later seating also includes party favors and a special Champagne toast at midnight. Mr. P-Body will be spinning in the Hearth Bar to keep the evening lively. Reservations are required and can be made at 480.624.5400. Visit www.mountainshadows.com for more information.
Palo Verde Restaurant at The Boulders
The Boulders Resort & Spa’s signature Palo Verde Restaurant will be hosting a specialty New Year’s Eve dinner. Seating will be available from 5:00 – 10:00 pm and will include a champagne toast, amuse bouche and prix-fixe, three-course menu for $95. Highlights from the menu include crispy pork belly, a celery root bisque with butter-poached lobster, pan-roasted sea scallops, McFarland Prairie pheasant, and a salted caramel tart. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 480.595.3478 or visit www.theboulders.com.
Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Celebrate the New Year with lively ambiance and Latin flavours at Talavera where Chef Samantha Sanz will present a gala six-course Spanish tasting menu. With a live flamenco guitar backdrop, guests will be greeted with a glass of Dom Pérignon to sip while sampling freshly shucked West Coast oysters before enjoying the prix fixe menu.
Highlighting the tasting menu will be Chef Sanz’ paella legendaria, featuring duck confit, foie gras, truffle Iberian pork sausage, and lobster with saffron bomba rice and a grass-fed tomahawk ribeye served with black truffle and herb chimichurri. Ring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast and party favors at Onyx Bar & Lounge, along with live entertainment all night long. The New Year’s Eve Talavera dinner, which includes the Dom Pérignon Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party at Onyx Bar & Lounge, is $325 per person. Dinner reservations are available from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.513.5085. To view the full menu and for more information, visit www.talaverarestaurant.com.
Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona
Enjoy an elegant creekside six-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Franck Desplechin on the banks of Oak Creek. From 5:00 to 10:00 pm, families can feast in a selection of dishes including porcini-infused mushroom bisque, pan seared day boat scallops, slow poached halibut, Snake River Farms ribeye, and end things on a sweet note with Champagne and strawberries. The prix-fixe menu begins at $155 per person, and can be paired with wine for $215 per guest. Reservations can be made by calling 928.282.1661. For more information, visit lauberge.com.
Artizen at The Camby
Ring in the New Year with family and friends at The Camby’s signature restaurant, Artizen, and enjoy a selection of thoughtfully created dishes for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Indulge in seasonal specials like rigatoni with ratatouille sugo, charred broccolini, hazelnut and parmesan; then enjoy leek veloute with brown butter plantains, crispy leeks and manchego. For the main course, Artizen will serve Scottish salmon, roasted cauliflower steak drizzled in white balsamic vinaigrette, and more. Toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne at midnight paired with a sweet choice of dessert. Choose huckleberry ice cream sandwiched in a chocolate cookie or macerated berries topped with vanilla bean crumble. The special menu is $99/person. Dinner also includes complimentary valet parking. For reservations, call 602.522.6655 and to view the full menu, visit www.artizenaz.com.
Marcellino Ristorante in downtown Scottsdale will host a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party starting at 4:00 pm. Chef Marcellino Verzino’s celebratory menu is never Prix Fixe; he offers this twice-per-year menu on Valentine’s Day as well, with a menu of everyone’s favorite dishes to choose from. Singer Monte Procopio, known as “the Velvet Voice,” will begin performing at 7:30 pm and ring in the New Year with uptempo tunes. After 11:00 pm., the evening will also feature dancing, party favors and bubbly. For more information, visit www.marcellinoristorante.com or call 480.990.9500.