Scottsdale, AZ (December 16, 2013) – With the lights of Paradise Valley glittering below, New Year’s Eve at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain promises an elevated evening with exceptional dining and entertainment. Locals and hotel guests can celebrate the New Year simply and elegantly with a four-course dinner at critically acclaimed elements, enjoy the same menu plus live entertainment from the acclaimed Angela Ferrari Band in Praying Monk, or dine and dance the night away at the newly redesigned jade bar. Revelers can extend the celebration with an overnight stay, and, for the most private of parties, a holiday a la carte menu will be available through in-room dining.
Executive Chef and Food Network star Beau McMillan has created an inspired, four-course menu full of palate-waking flavors for the evening. Patrons might begin with Manchego Farm baby quail with foie gras stuffing or Thai lobster bisque, followed with a salad of smoked Idaho trout and frisee or shaved root vegetable and crispy kale. Among the entrees are Zinfandel-braised short ribs with Hawaiian purple yams, cherry garlic glaze and winter cabbage and a Maple Leaf Farms duck breast with wild rice celery root cake, farmed spinach, and kumquat peppercorn glaze. Capping off the menu are decadent desserts ranging from a cappuccino verrine with espresso semifredo, chocolate ganache, coffee caviar, vanilla foam and hazelnut biscotti crumble to St. Germaine crème brulée tart with pickled strawberries, Chantilly cream, and rosemary shortbread.
The menu will be available at all three New Year’s Eve events, as follows, as well as a la carte through in-room dining:
Dinner in elements: Chef MacMillan’s holiday menu is the central event at this celebration. There are seatings from 5:30 p.m. through 7 p.m. ($125 per person) and from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ($150 per person). Children are $25 (ages 12 and under. Tax, gratuity and beverages are additional.
Dinner and Entertainment in Praying Monk: The elements four-course holiday menu will be served in Praying Monk at 8 p.m., accompanied by live entertainment on the patio from the popular Angela Ferrari Band, performing from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., and a champagne toast at midnight ($225 per person).
Dinner, DJ and Dancing at jade bar: Ramping up the fun will be Sanctuary’s jade bar celebration, where a DJ will provide a dance beat from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Partygoers can book one of four tables for four, including the holiday menu and one bottle of 2005 Louis Rodederer “Cristal,” for $1,000 plus tax and gratuity. Two tables for six will also be available for $1,500.
Room rates for New Year’s Eve start at $499. For more information and reservations, please call 800.245.2051 or visit sanctuaryaz.com.
About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain: One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sanctuary was named the number one resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and the number one resort in the Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards”. Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001. Connect with Sanctuary on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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