It’s 10 days until we can kiss 2016 good bye and welcome the excitement 2017 will bring us. Those that like to ring in the new year in style can find plenty of places around Phoenix to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Below is a list of several restaurants that are offering dinner on the big night.
Pomelo at The Orchard
Chef Javi Perez will be serving dinner from 5pm – 10pm on New Year’s Eve with limited seating for the prie fix menu. The cost is $120 per couple with 2 glasses of Veuve Cliquot champagne included. To make reservations call 602-633-2600.
Starters (one to share)
Calamari & Shrimp Fritti—Crispy calamari and shrimp served with pomodoro and buttermilk dressing.
Chef’s Board—Assortment of cured meats, artisanal cheeses with toasted baguettes.
Salad (one to share)
Pomelo Chopped—Dinosaur kale, artisan greens, tomato, corn, edamame, roasted peppers, gold raisins, toasted sunflower seed, feta and tossed in Green Goddess dressing. (suggested wine pairing) Lagaria Pinot Grigio | 2014, Veneto, Italy
Wedge—Half head of iceberg lettuce, bleu cheese buttermilk dressing, crispy bacon, hard-boiled egg and tomato confit. (suggested wine pairing) Saint Louis Sancerre | 2014, Loire Valley
Specialties (one per person)
New York Strip *MR—(12 oz.) angus beef grilled over Arizona Mesquite served with shrimp in a parmesan sauce, seasonal vegetables and scalloped potatoes.(suggested wine pairing) Poggio alla Guardia Super Tuscan | 2012, Tuscany, Italy
Short Ribs—Braised to perfection served with a peppercorn demi glaze sauce and served with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes (suggested wine pairing) Milbrandt Merlot | 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington
Pan-Roasted Wild Salmon *M—Black rice, shaved fennel and wild arugula salad with citrus Pomelo beurre blanc. (suggested wine pairing) Damilano Nebbiolo | 2013, Piedmont, Italy
DESSERT (one to share)
Salted caramel cookie—Warm salted caramel over shortbread cookie served with vanilla gelato, chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries. (suggested wine pairing) Veuve Clicquot Rose | NV, Reims, France
Pomelo at The Orchard is part of The Orchard PHX, a two acre venue located at 7100 N 12th St. in Phoenix. http://www.pomelophx.com
Sorso Wine Room
North Scottsdale’s Sorso Wine Room will offer 2 seating’s for their celebration at 6:30 & 8:30. Chef Paige Murphy will prepare a 5 course prie fixe menu with a wine or beer pairing. The cost is $100 per person and includes tax & gratuity. Additional bottles of wine are 1/2 all night. To make a reservation call 480-951-4344. The menu may include the following….
Corn and Shishito Fritter with Honey Drizzle
Braised Mustard Greens with Lentils and Crostini
Roasted Pork with Parmesan Risotto
Coffee Glazed Donuts with Vanilla Whipped Cream
Sorso Wine Room 15323 N Scottsdale Rd #150 http://www.sorsowineroom.com
Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho
Zuzu will over 2 seatings at 5:30 for $75 per person and 8:00 for $95 per person for a 3 course dinner. Those who attend either dinner are invited to a complimentary rooftop Champagne toast at midnight. Tax, gratuity and alcohol are additional at dinner.
A few of the options for dinner include a choice of a starterhttps://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/new-years-eve, entrée and dessert from a special menu. Delicious options include Lobster Bisque with crème fraiche and brioche croutons, Herb Roasted Wagyu Beef Striploin with roasted fingerling potatoes, and Huckleberry Crème Brulee.
To see the full menu and to make a reservation visit https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/new-years-eve
New Year’s Eve at Tavern Americana will be served from 5pm- 10 pm with a course dinner for $55 per person ++ with limited seating available. To reserve your seat call 480-502-6740.
Caesar Salad | Parmigiano Reggiano | Lemon | Brioche | Black Pepper
Avocado & Grapefruit Salad | Radish | Champagne Vinaigrette | Arugula | Candied Almonds | Cranberries
Herb Crusted Hanger Steak | Roasted Root Vegetables | Swiss Chard | Green Onion | Port
Roasted Half Chicken | Charred Broccoli | Parsnips | Spinach | Lemon | Burnt Thyme
Chocolate Lava Cake | Champagne Berries |
Grand Marnier Crème Brulee | Caramelized Pineapple
Tavern Americana 20469 N Hayden Rd. Scottsdale http://urbantaverngroup.com/tavernamericana/
EVO ends 2016 with a 4 course Italian feast starting 4pm going til 2am for $55 per person. The menu below will be the only menu served on New Year’s Eve and those in the bar can order a la carte. To RSVP call 480-265-9814.
STARTERS –Choice of One
ARANCINI- CRISPY RISOTTO / PEAS/ MOZZARELLA / POMODORO/ PARMESAN
TUSCAN BEAN STEW- WHITE BEANS / SHERRY / OVEN DRIED TOMATOES / KALE
*POACHED SHRIMP- EGGPLANT RAGU/ THYME OIL
OXTAIL TORTELINI- LEMO/ GOAT CHEESE/ BRAISED REDUCTION
POLPETTINE- HAND ROLLED MEATBALLS/ POMODORO/ GRANAN PADANO/ BALSAMIC/ BASIL
INSALATE– Choice of One
EVO SALAD- CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS / DRIED KALE / CHÈVRE/ PEAR/ PANCETTA/ PINENUTS/ BALSAMIC
CAPRESE- TOMOATO/ BASIL PESTO/ PISTACHIO / ARUGULLA / REDUCED BALSAMIC/ CIABATTA
CAESAR- ESCAROLE/ GARLIC DRESSING/ PARMESAN / CROUTONS
WARM KALE- BELUGA LENTILS/ CANDIED PECANS/ PARMESAN / PANCETTA/ VINAIGRETTE/ RED PEPPERS/ GOLDEN RAISINS
ENTRÉE– Choice of One
SKILLET LASAGNA- MOZZARELLA/ STRATCCIATELLA / BOLOGNESE/ PARMESAN / BALSAMIC / HERBS
*LOBSTER RISOTTO- POACHED LOBSTER TAIL/ CORN/ ASPARAGUS / WHITE WINE/ PARMESAN
ORECCHETTE- KALE/ FENNEL SAUSAGE/ CALABRIAN CHILI / PARMESAN
PIZZA- ROASTED GARLIC / ROMA TOMATOES / PROSCUITTO / MOZZARELLA/ BASIL/ SABA
GRILLED FILET- TRUFFLE WHIPPED POTATOES/ ROASTED ZUCCHINI/RED PEPPER PESTO
*SQUID INK- TAGLIATELLE/ SHRIMP/ MUSSELS / CALAMARI/ SCALLIONS / SAFFRON BUTTER/ CALABRIAN CHILI
PORCHETTA- PORK TENDERLOIN/ HOUSE PANCETTA / CRISPY FINGERLINGS / HOUSE PANCETTA/ SHALLOT DEMI-GLACE
*SEA BASS- BASIL GASSE/ ROASTED TOMATOES / POACHED SHRIMP/ GARLIC CREMA
DOLCI- Choice of One
NUTELLA CANOLI- MASCARPONE / CARMELIZED PECANS / HOUSE FRUIT PUREE
BROWN BUTTER BABY CAKE- BAKED TO ORDER 20 minutes / VANILLA CRÈME ANGLAISE / CHANTILLY / RASPBERRIES
CITRUS OLIVE OIL CAKE- OATMEAL CRUMBLE/ VANILLA GELATO / CANDIED LIME ZEST
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE- MIXED BERRY CULIS / HOUSEMADE MARSHMALLOW/ RASPBERRY GELATO
CHEESE PLATE- GORGONZOLA/ POACHED PEAR/ BRIE/ DATE JAM/ DRUNKEN GOAT/ BLUE SKY HONEY
EVO 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251. 480-265-9814 www.evoscottsdale.com
Joe’s Midnight Run
3 seatings will be available on New Year’s Eve at Joe’s Midnight Run in central Phoenix. 5:00 & 7:30 seatings are $65 per person and the 10:00 seating is $75 per person and will include party favors and a champagne toast. Reservations can be made by phone at 480-459-4467 or by email at email@example.com
Opening Course: Choose 1
Pulpo-grilled fingerling potatoes, paprika oil, garlic and lemon
Grilled Romaine Salad-romaine, red bell peppers, lemon buttermilk dressing
Main Course: Choose 1
Salmon-truffle celery root-shrimp-cauliflower-crab/l
Duck Mole-squash, corn, braised duck, spiced chocolate mole
Filet-grilled beef tenderloin, cognac, creamy porcini mushroom and leek ragu, grilled asparagus and potatoes
Dessert Course: Choose 1
Chocolate cheesecake-graham cracker dusting-chocolate