28 February, 2020, 00:20

New Year’s Eve Dining Options 2019: Where to Celebrate in Style

Ring a ding ding, let the new decade sing.

Here’s your chance for a fresh start and an even fresher meal.

Much like the previous years, there’s a slew of dining options for you to indulge in, toast to, and sway to the rhythms of as you welcome the New Year (and a clean slate).

If you stop and really think about it, this is the last time you’ll be able to eat at one of these great spots before the end of the decade.

2020, here we come.

Agustin Kitchen

5 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150
Crudité from Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Crudité from Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Agustin Kitchen is counting down to 2020 with a prix fixe menu from 5 – 10 p.m., and then music by Gabriel Naim Amor Duo from 6 – 9 p.m.

The special New Year’s Eve menu includes items such as Antarctic Salmon, Achiote Pork, and Twin Lobster Tails. You can view the entire menu at agustinkitchen.com.

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
7000 N. Resort Dr.
(Credit: Loews Ventana Canyon)

(Credit: Loews Ventana Canyon)

Treat yourself to an amazing dinner buffet this year, which includes several holiday dishes for $45 per person.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (520) 615-5495.

For more information, visit loewshotels.com.

The Coronet

5 p.m. – Midnight Tuesday, December 31
198 W. Cushing St.
Rigatoni Arrabbiata at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Rigatoni Arrabbiata at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Coronet is celebrating the new year with fabulous eats, drinks, music, company, and cheer.

Seats are $115 per person with wine included — or $80 with Cava Brut toast — reservations are required, and can be made by calling (520) 222-9889.

Amuse
    • Shichimi Togarashi Panna Cotta – yuzu and apple braised rutabaga and sesame brittle
      • Paired with Vinyes Singulars Cava Brut Nature  
To Start (choice of)
  • Smokey Eggplant Soup – pine nuts, sea vegetable, preserved lemon, and yogurt
  • Charred Octopus – taramasalat, fresh herbs, feta, Moroccan olives, EVOO drenched bread crumbs
    • Both paired with Malat Riesling
Salad
    • Mustard Greens, Chinese Cabbage, and Arugula
      • Paired with Abbazia Di Novacella
Main (choice of)
  • Pork Tenderloin – brown butter and sorghum turnip puree, fried apple, garlic roast radish, dandelion greens, and whole grain mustard sauce
    • Paired with G.D. Vafra Nebbiolo Langhe
  • Grilled Branzino – over Tabeekhat Fasulya with shaved onion salad, shabazi, chili vinegar, and a crisp baguette
    • Paired with Justin Girardin Chardonnay
  • Bucatini – gorgonzola, cholla buds, oyster mushroom, roast pears, and walnuts
    • Paired with Domaine De L’Oubliee Cabernet
Sweet Ending (choice of)
  • Tackroom Chocolate Mousse
  • Cheese Plate – fruit, nuts, and honeycomb
    • Both paired with Charleston Sercial

For more information, visit coronettucson.com.

Culinary Dropout

4 – 11 p.m Tuesday, December 31
2543 E. Grant Rd.

Photo courtesy of Culinary Dropout

Party this New Year’s Eve with Culinary Dropout this year.

Everyone that visits the restaurant can enjoy a special cocktail and three-course meal, as well as the restaurant’s Antipasti menu options available a la carte.

Seats are $40 per person.

Cocktail
  • Hindsight is 2020 – vodka, aperol, pomegranate, yuzu, and sparkling wine
First Course
  • Duck Confit – with pickled grape, a sweet onion tart, and camembert
Second Course
  • Crab and Shrimp Risotto – with melted leek and preserved lemon
Third Course
  • Peanut Butter Rocky Road Bar – with fudge brownie, peanut butter pudding, and salted caramel gelato

For more information and to make a reservation, visit culinarydropout.com.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

4 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
135 S. 6th Ave.
Braised, Seared Tumeric Pork Shoulder + Plum Sauce at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Braised, Seared Tumeric Pork Shoulder + Plum Sauce at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is welcoming in the new year with a three-course menu for $60 per person.

First Course (choice of)
  • Mushroom Soup, Porcini Cream, and Mushroom Chips
  • Dark Cherry Balsamic Grilled Radicchio and Cold Smoked Arugula Salad
  • Braised Beef Short Rib Ravioli
  • Cold Smoked Sea Scallop Carpaccio and Salmon Belly Tartare
Second Course (optional)
  • Skin-on Seared Salmon, XO Aioli
  • New York Strip Steak, Horseradish Potato Puree, and Bordelaise Sauce
  • Duck Three Ways from the Heart of Mexico
  • Vegetable Tarte Tatin
Third Course (choice of)
  • Black Velvet Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Dark Chocolate, and Kirschwasser Ganache
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Rum Raisin Ice Cream

For more information and to make reservations, visit downtownkitchen.com.

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Tuesday, December 31
943 E. University Blvd.
Fried Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Salad at the Dutch Eatery & Refuge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Fried Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Salad at the Dutch Eatery & Refuge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge is hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner to get your night started.

Seats are $39 per person, and reservations — which are highly recommended — can be made by calling (520) 792-6684.

First Course (choice of)
  • Oyster’s Rockefeller
  • Mixed Greens and Poached Pear – with champagne vinaigrette
Second Course (choice of)
  • Lobster Gratin – with potatoes, spinach, and hollandaise
  • Ribeye – with potatoes, asparagus, and espresso demi-glace
  • Surf and Turf ($10 extra)
Third Course
  • Chocolate and Champagne

For more information, visit thedutchtucson.com

Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar

11 a.m. – Midnight Tuesday, December 31
220 N. Fourth Ave.
Ermanos

Photo courtesy of Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar

Ermanos is offering a Surf and Turf New Year’s Eve special this year.

  • Thai Basil Marinated Shrimp and Grilled Steak – with roasted tomato compound butter and served with truffle steak fries and an arugula salad with truffle parm vinaigrette ($29)

For more information, visit ermanosbrew.com.

Flying V Bar & Grill at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

5 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
7000 N. Resort Dr.
Baby Back Ribs at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Jennifer Stash)

Baby Back Ribs at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Jennifer Stash)

The restaurant is throwing a bash and offering a New Year’s Eve special.

You can get your hands on a fillet paired with Lobster Thurmidor or other favorites from their full dinner menu.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (520) 615-5495.

For more information, visit loewshotels.com.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Multiple Times on Tuesday, December 31
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Hacienda del Sol

Photo courtesy of Hacienda del Sol

The Grill, 5 – 9 p.m

The Grill will be featuring a special New Year’s Eve menu crafted by executive chef Bruce Yim and his award-winning team. Also, there’s going to be a complimentary champagne toast.

Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge, 5 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true New York City style with live music, party favors, and a special champagne toast at 10 p.m. as the ball drops in Times Square. On top of that, there’s going to be a buffet with plenty of house-made desserts.

Casa Luna, 6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

For a night to remember, Casa Luna is offering a decadent buffet spread and live music. Dine and dance the night away to music by Soul Essential — “a talented jazz group that will take you home to the days when 8 tracks were old school and LPs were still groovy.”

For more information on any of the events at Hacienda Del Sol, visit haciendadelsol.com.

Kingfisher Bar + Grill

5 p.m. – Midnight Tuesday, December 31
2564 E. Grant Rd.
Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kingfisher will be serving a special menu on New Year’s Eve. It will feature Kingfisher favorites and specials. Expect a la carte pricing, without the Happy Hour, and the sweet sounds of The Bossa Project from 8:30 p.m. – midnight.

For more information and to make a reservation, call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

5 – 11 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
400 N. Toole Ave.
Roasted Turnips at Maynards Market & Kitchen

Roasted Turnips at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Toast to the New Year at Maynards Market & Kitchen while enjoying a four-course dinner of celebratory eats.

Seats are $75 per person or $95 with you’d like wine with each course. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (520) 545-0577.

First Course
  • Grilled Flatbread – with caramelized onions
Second Course (choice of)
  • Endive Salad – with citrus, pecans, manchego, and burnt bread oil
  • Celery Root Velouté – with leek jam and chervil
Third Course (choice of)
  • Snake River Farms Ribeye – duck fat whipped potatoes, carrots, and XO Bordelais
  • Pan-Seared Scallops – low country crab rice, bacon, bell pepper butter, and sorrel
  • Parsnip Risotto – black truffle, parmesan, and chive
Fourth Course (choice of)
  • Champagne-Strawberry Torte – with almond shortbread
  • Chocolate Mousse – with hazelnuts and caramel ganache

For more information and to make reservations, visit maynardstucson.com.

The Parish

11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
6453 N. Oracle Rd.

Bread Course
  • Roast Bone Marrow Candle
  • Fresh Baked Boule – with fines herbs and Maldon salt
Small Course
  • Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Smoked Trout Roe Mignonette
Main Course
  • Pontchartrain-Style Seafood Boil
  • King Crab – with gulf shrimp, PEI mussels, crawfish, red potato, and sour corn
Dessert Course
  • Six Sky Opera Cake – Blue corn sponge, coffee buttercream, ancho chocolate ganache, and toasted Hazelnut

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Penca

5 – 11 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
50 E. Broadway Blvd.

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Penca will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve with a welcome glass of bubbly.

Seats are $65 per person and additional beverage pairings can be added on for $40. Reservations can be made by emailing info@pencarestaurante.com or calling (520) 203-7681.

First Course
  • Creamy Clam Chowder – Sherry, Braised Littleneck Clams, Potato, Roasted Poblano and Anaheim Chiles
Second Course
  • Glazed Pork Belly – Honey Glazed with a sauce made of Braising Juices and Root Vegetables roasted overnight under live coals and topped with Guero Chile Escabeche
Third Course (choice of)
  • Grilled Petit Center Cut Filet – Served with Mole Costeño, Baby Vegetables, Confit Sunchokes, topped with Spanish Octopus grilled with Guajillo Adobo
  • Turkey + Mole Shredded – free-range Turkey served with a duo of Red Mole from Oaxaca and Black Mole from Puebla
  • Braised Leek “Scallops” – atop creamy Mexican Rice, Roasted Corn, Green Chile Sauce and Baby Vegetable Brunoise

For more information, visit pencarestaurante.com.

PY Steakhouse

4 p.m. – Midnight Tuesday, December 31
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
22 oz. Cowboy Ribeye at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

22 oz. Cowboy Ribeye at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

PY Steakhouse will be serving a five-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve with a champagne toast.

Seats are $99 per person and reservations can be made by calling (520) 324-9350.

First Course
  • Chicken Pâté, Pumpernickel, Aprium Jam
  • Bread Service
Second Course (choice of)
  • East and West Coast Oysters – champagne gelée, pickled strawberry, and cucumber ash
  • Waldorf Salad – compressed apple, walnuts, carbonated grapes, celery, and applejack aioli
  • Smooth Black-Eyed Pea Soup – crab and cornbread fritter, braised greens, and black walnut vinegar
  • Potato Hollandaise – confit heirloom peewee potatoes, aerated hollandaise, and caviar
Third Course
  • Pink Champagne Sorbet – with green apple
Fourth Course (choice of)
  • Grilled New York Strip and Lobster Newburgh – yukon potato, cognac cream, puff pastry, and black truffle demi
  • Sea Bass Meunière – pommes anna, herbs, and baby lettuces
  • Orange Glazed Duck Breast – wild mushrooms, winter citrus tart, fennel pollen, and black garlic demi
  • Mushroom Risotto – truffled mascarpone, caramelized and crispy leeks, and hazelnuts
Fifth Course (choice of)
  • Classic Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Crème Brûlée – with fresh berries
  • Vanilla Gelato Cream Puffs – with warm chocolate sauce

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

3 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tuesday, December 31
1785 E. River Rd.
Sullivan's Steakhouse

(Credit: Sullivan’s)

The steakhouse is ringin’ in New Year’s Eve with a four-course feast for $85 per person.

You’ll be able to choose a starter, soup or salad, entree, side dish, and dessert. In addition, there’s live music from Bobby Elias Quartet.

For more information and the full menu, visit sullivanssteakhouse.com.

Union Public House

5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tuesday, December 31
4340 N. Campbell Ave. Suite 103

Vegetable Board at Union Public House (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Ring in the New Year at Union Public House with a special four-course dinner.

Seats are $79 per person. Reservations are required.

First Course (choice of)
  • Mushroom Veloute
  • Field Green Salad
Second Course (choice of)
  • New York Strip
  • Porcini Fettuccine
  • Butter Braised Sea Scallops
Third Course
  • Basil-Honey Dew Granita
Fourth Course (choice of)
  • Red Velvet Creme Brulee
  • Carrot Cake

For more information, visit uniontucson.com

Wildflower

4  – 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
7037 N. Oracle Rd.

Cinnamon doughnuts (Credit: Wildflower)

Celebrate the dawn of the New Year at Wildflower over a three-course, chef-driven dinner.

Seats are $45 per person from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and then $55 per person at 5 p.m.

First Course (choice of)
  • Miso Prawn and Coconut Bisque – with charred bok choy, avocado, burnt lime, and chile oil
  • Charred Artichoke Hearts – with Paris mustard truffle aioli
  • Cold Smoked Salmon – with chive crème fraiche and potato galette
Second course (choice of)
  • Crispy Honey Duck Breast – with black garlic rice
  • Pan Seared Sea Basswith smoked mussels, cauliflower escabeche, garlic chive oil, and lemon-parsnip velouté
Third course(choice of)
  • Apple Butter Bostock – with dulce de leche ice cream, cinnamon crema, and walnut
  • Butterscotch Pudding – with salted caramel and whipped crème fraiche
  • Bars of Sin – with vanilla bean gelato

For more information and to make a reservation, visit wildflowertucson.com or call (520) 219-4230.

Zinburger

4  – 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 31
Multiple Locations
Zinburger

Photo courtesy of Zinburger

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the final day of 2019? Zinburger is having a New Year’s Eve special this year.

  • Prime Rib Burger – made with cracked pepper, horseradish whipped brie, and red wine aioli ($15)

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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