7 Lavish New Year's Eve Feasts in the Valley

BY Dena Roché | December 16, 2016 | Feature Features

We're raising a glass to the top epicurean New Year's Eve experiences in the Valley.
Different Pointe of View is serving up a decadent feast, along with its sweeping views, this New Year's Eve.

1. Binkley’s Restaurant
With only 20 seats up for grabs during one seating, the three-hour experience begins in the bar with cocktails and bites, followed by a chef’s choice tasting menu filled with gourmet surprises. Reservations available via email ([email protected]) and phone only. $200 per person, 2320 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, 602.388.4874

2. Prado
Only one couple will nab this exclusive eve. Enjoy Vintage Salon 1997 Champagne, a seafood tower and a customized four-course meal, all in an intimate outdoor space. The experience also includes overnight accommodations. $2,000 per couple, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480.627.3020

3. CopperWynd Resort & Club
Ring in the New Year than en plein air and soak up panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert—Gatsby-style. CopperWynd’s “Roaring ’20s” party on New Year’s Eve boasts live music, dancing and gourmet fare from Flourish. The grounds will be flecked with food stations, with sumptuous bites like jumbo crab cakes, lobster chive risotto, shrimp cocktail, beef Wellington and mini desserts. 7PM to 1AM. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills, 480.333.1880

4. Second Story Liquor Bar
A Prince-themed dinner features dishes that play off famous songs—purple potatoes, anyone?—a world-class
illusionist and music from the legendary rocker. 6:30 and 10pm seatings, $100 per person, 4166 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.945.5555

5. Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
Start in the Onyx bar with nibbles from the oyster bar, caviar, tapas and nitrogen stations while sipping Veuve Clicquot. Indulge in a five-course, wine-paired meal featuring lobster, caviar and buffalo tenderloin. $250 per person, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, 480.515.7000

6. Different Pointe of View
Enjoy one of the best views in the Valley while feasting on five courses of decadent dishes like lobster bisque, seared Berkshire pork, venison and a smorgasbord of desserts. $125 per person from 5-8PM, $150 per person from 8-10PM, optional wine pairings $50 per person, 11111 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602.866.6350

Dine early or revel all night with choice between early and late seating options for New Year’s Eve. The early dinner at 6PM ($85 per person) with four-course meal is a perfect option for those attending a party elsewhere or for someone who would prefer to be home at an early hour. The later seating times beginning at 8:30PM ($149 per person) will offer a five-course dinner menu. Live music begins at 9PM, fun party hats and prosecco will be served at 11:30PM to help ring in the New Year. Executive Chef Chris Nicosia has created a sumptuous multi-course feast for the evening with antipasti choices including smoked salmon spinci with caviar, duck liver mousse, Fanny Bay oysters and SASSI's signature crostini. Dinner starts with a choice of dishes, including Lobster Vellutata and butternut squash panna cotta and roasted pear risotto. Entrees include braised wagyu beef, roasted branzino or vegetarian "scallops" of king trumpet mushrooms. For dessert, indulge yourself with the dark chocolate mousse cake handmade by SASSI's in house pastry chef. Cocktails, wine or other alcoholic beverages are additional and not included in dinner price. The prosecco toast at midnight is complimentary. 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, 480.502.9095

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