7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve
The Hermosa Inn
The world didn't end on December 21, giving us even more reason to celebrate our asses off on December 31 as we ring in the New Year. Some New Year's celebrations feel lackluster, but this one is gearing up to be a celebration you won't want to miss. If you still don't know where you're drinking and dining, here are seven more suggestions.
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Lon's at the Hermosa
Swing into the New Year
Ring in the New Year at The Hermosa Inn, where there will be live music by local swing group Forrest Smith and the AZ Alligators. Diners can choose either at three- or five-course dinner with choices such as wild mushroom risotto with garden herbs, Kobe beef carpaccio with truffle vinaigrette, roasted duck breast with black eyed peas, roasted diver scallops with black truffle butter, and champagne tempura pears with blood orange crème brûlée. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are available 5 to 10 p.m.; call 602-955-7878.
Christopher's & Christopher's Crush
For bacchanalian indulgence
Known for its impeccable and scrumptious rotating menu, Christopher's will have a four-course gourmand tasting available for $65 per person, $100 with wine pairings. There will be four to five options available per course. A selection of the menu is smoked salmon panna cotta with Duncan Farms green and caviar, Maine lobster pot pie, roasted venison with bone marrow and currant gastrique, and Gateau Marjolaine. In addition, Christopher's Crush will have an a la carte version of the same offerings. For reservations, call 602-522-2344.
A global gourmet New Year
Celebrate at one of the best restaurants in the country, named as such by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Roka Akor Steak, Seafood & Sushi will be serving a five-course omisoka menu for $98 per person. The first course is Kumamoto oyster with fresh local yuzu. The main course is a yuzu miso marinated black cod that's fried crispy and served with Brussels sprouts with Japanese mustard and bonito. There are two seatings, 6 and 8:30 p.m. An upgraded menu is available for $128 and includes caviar, truffle, and Japanese wagyu, and wine and sake pairings are an additional $30 per person. An a la carte menu will also be available. Call 480-306-8800 for reservations.
Party ahead of the curve
If you like to be the first one to try something new, book a table for BiCE Ristorante's Grand Opening on New Year's Eve. There will be two seatings with different price points: $75 for 7 p.m., or $95 for 9 p.m. Both include a four-course meal with several options. For example, diners can choose a classic Caesar salad with Alaskan king crab, homemade lobster ravioli topped with vegetable crisps, veal tenderloin medallions with capers, olives, and fresh tomato sauce served with potato and celery root puree, and flourless chocolate cake with crème anglaise. The 9 p.m. seating includes a Prosecco toast and live entertainment in the upstairs lounge, BiCE 19. Reservations are required; call 480-421-2423.
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