Celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 At Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas Restaurants

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012 in style this year with special prix-fixe menus, a la carte choices and champagne toasts from your favorite chefs and restaurants at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Whether you plan on ringing in the New Year enjoying a special meal or dining before catching a live performance of headliner Stevie Wonder at The Chelsea, the restaurants at The Cosmopolitan have a dining option for everyone.


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BLUE RIBBON SUSHI BAR & GRILL
Bruce & Eric Bromberg’s inventive and popular Japanese-style cuisine offers a selection of sushi and sashimi as well as bistro favorites, American comfort foods, chops and fillets. This New Year’s Eve, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will provide an early seating followed by a party to ring in the New Year, complete with an open bar, passed food and sushi and tunes from DJ Peter Shalvoy.

Seatings from 5 – 8 p.m.
$175 per person with wine, sake and champagne pairings for an additional $100 per person

  • Foie Gras & caviar service, yuzu jelly, crème fraiche & toast points
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura, wasabi mayo
  • Broiled King Crab, ponzu butter
  • Saikyo Yaki, sweet miso marinated black cod
  • Blue Ribbon Platter, chef’s choice of sushi, sashimi and maki
  • Choice of Maine Lobster, miso butter or 9 oz. filet mignon, truffle teriyaki
  • Ginger Bread Pudding, ginger ice cream & caramel sauce

New Year’s Bash: All you can Eat, Drink & Groove
11 p.m. 2011 until whenever 2012
$100 per person

  • Oysters, caviar, foie gras, sushi, sashimi, wagyu beef
  • Lobster, king crab, fruits de mer
  • Champagne, sake, sochu, cocktails

Sounds by Peter Shalvoy
Noise makers, hats & festivity stuff

Reservations can be made by calling 702.736.0808

CHINA POBLANO
Innovative Chef José Andrés provides a festive welcome to guests, intent on delighting with his personal take on Mexican and Chinese street food. Here, the two cuisines live side by side, not as fusion, but as an amusing mix of elements from both traditions together in one place. This New Year’s Eve, China Poblano will provide two prix-fixe menu options beginning at 5 p.m., party favors, and a Cava toast at midnight.

Both menus will be served between 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Option 1: $45 per person (2 people or more)

  • Ostiones Pimentados – Peppered Oysters (Tampico-style Black Pepper Sauce/Hainan Ginger Dressing
  • Traditional Sui Mai (shrimp/pork/water chestnuts/mushrooms/peanuts)
  • Shrimp Mojo (shrimp/sweet black garlic/roasted Poblano peppers)
  • Taco de Barbacoa de Res (Oaxacan-style barbeque beef/guajillo chiles/pickled cactus paddle)
  • Chile Nogada (Poblano chile/pork/fruit/nuts/creamy walnut sauce)
  • Chicken Ji Song (chicken/lettuce leaf cups/fried sweet potatoes)
  • Twenty Vegetable Fried Rice (fresh vegetables/fried rice)
  • Mango Sticky Rice (our surprising version)
  • Cajeta Flan (goat’s milk caramel/pineapple)

Option 2: $65 per person (2 people or more)

  • Carne Apache (tenderloin crudo/chile pasilla de Oaxaca/pickled cactus)
  • Traditional Sui Mai (shrimp/pork/water chestnuts/mushrooms/peanuts)
  • Ceviche de Hiramasa (hearts of palm/passion fruit/vanilla/rose/baby cucumber)
  • Carnitas taco (braised baby pig/pork rinds/spicy salsa verde cruda)
  • Flautas de Pato (slow braised duck/mole Mihuateco)
  • Santa Barbara Spotted Prawns with Salsa Negra (prawns/chipotle chile/piloncillo/garlic)
  • Ocean’s Nest with Whole Lobster (pan-fried egg noodles/whole live lobster/shitake mushrooms/carrot butterflies)
  • Twenty Vegetable Fried Rice (fresh vegetables/fried rice)
  • Chocolate Terracotta Warrior (fallen warrior/caramelized bananas/ginger ice cream/sesame)
  • Cajeta Flan (goat’s milk caramel/pineapple)

Both menus will be offered in the dining room. If guests prefer to order a la carte, the dining bars will be first come, first serve. Party favors will be provided along with a Cava toast at midnight.

Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7900

COMME ÇA
This lively, modern French brasserie from acclaimed Los Angeles Chef David Myers provides sweeping views of the Las Vegas strip. The restaurant’s patio is the prime front row seat from which to catch the breathtaking fireworks display. On New Year’s Eve, two different prix-fixe menus will be available along with an optional wine pairing.

A four-course prix-fixe menu is available from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
$99 per person with wine pairings for an additional $100 per person

  • Maine Lobster Salad tossed with caramelized grapefruit, cucumber gelee, mache and crispy salsify
  • Roasted Mushroom Cappuccino complemented with soya and winter truffle froth
  • Crispy Duck with winter vegetable pressee, puffed black rice and quince jus
  • Chocolate, praline and butterscotch ice cream.

A six-course prix-fixe menu is available from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
$199 per person with wine pairings for an additional $100 per person

  • Maine Lobster Salad tossed with caramelized grapefruit, cucumber gelee, mache and crispy salsify
  • Tenderloin of Venison accompanied with foie gras, huckleberry and sauce perigourdine
  • Boucheron Cheese with encapsulated honey and cranberry thyme capagne bread
  • Roasted Mushroom Cappuccino complemented with soya and winter truffle froth
  • Crispy Duck with winter vegetable pressee, puffed black rice and quince jus
  • Lemongrass Semifreddo, blood orange, confit of persimmon, citron and aerated white chocolate

Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7910

é by José Andrés
This intimate, 8-seat restaurant from Chef José Andrés , is situated within Jaleo and provides guests with an exclusive experience and supreme tasting menu.

Two seatings are available at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Menu: Carta $350, Beverage Supplement: $250

  • Gin and tonic
  • Spanish “clavel”
  • Caramelized pork rinds
  • Apple “brazo de gitano”
  • Nitro almond cup
  • Crispy chicken skin
  • José taco
  • Oliva sférica Ferrán Adría
  • Bocata de “calamares”
  • Cava sangria
  • Artichoke ‘puree’ with vanilla
  • Lobster with citrus and jasmine
  • Chickpeas Stew with Ibérico ham
  • Turbot with bone marrow and caviar
  • Wild mushrooms in a papillote with white truffle
  • Whole lobe of foie gras
  • Baked in salt
  • Secreto of Ibérico pork with squid
  • Orange pith purée, la serena
  • Flan
  • Pan con chocolate
  • ‘Arroz con leche’
  • Fizzy paper
  • 25 seconds bizcocho
  • ‘Air’ chocolates
  • Truffle of ‘espuma’ of chocolate

Reservations must be confirmed through reserve@ebyjoseandres.com exclusively.

JALEO
The award-winning tapas restaurant from Chef José Andrés offers an elegant, yet playful, approach to authentic Spanish cuisine. Guests can relax in the vibrant space, taste small plates or indulge in the many paella offerings straight from the restaurant’s paella grill centerpiece. Two special, extensive prix-fixe menu options will be offered on New Year’s Eve in addition to the a la carte menus. Party favors will be dispersed along with a Cava toast at midnight.

Both menus will be served between 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Option 1: $95 per person

  • Ostras con limón ‘Gin & Tonic’ (Oysters with lemon, gin and tonic)
  • Huevos de codorniz con ‘Caviar’ (Quail eggs and Caviar)
  • Higado de pato con gelatín de ‘Casta Diva’ y manzanas caramelizadas (Foie terrine with ‘Casta Diva’ gelatin and caramelized apples)
  • José’s Taco (Ibérico bellota ham with ‘Río frío’ caviar)
  • Parmentier de bogavante (Lobster and black trumpet mushrooms over gratin potato puree)
  • Endivias con queso de cabra y naranjas (Endives, goat cheese, oranges and almonds)
  • Croquetas de pollo (Traditional chicken fritters)
  • Espinacas a la Catalana (Sauteed spinash,pine nuts, raisins and apples)
  • Gambas al ajillo (The very, very famous tapa of shrimp sautéed with garlic)
  • Vieiras a la plancha con clementinas (Seared scallops with clementines)
  • Carne asada con piquillos Julián de Lodosa ( Grilled skirt steak with piquillo pepper confit)
  • Fricando de carrilleras de ternera y puré de patatas al aceite de oliva ( Veal cheeks and morels with olive oil mashed potatoes)
  • Paella de bogavante con pollo y trufa ( A traditional paella of lobster with chicken and truffle)

Sweet Gamble ‘Roll the dice.” The number you get is the dessert you will eat!
1. Apple tart with saffron and apple sorbet
2. Olive oil ice cream with grapefruit
3. Chocolate hazlenut cake with praline ice cream and salted caramel
4. Flan a classic Spanish custard with ‘espuma’ of Catalan cream and oranges

Option 2: $135 per person

  • Ostras con limón ‘Gin & Tonic’ (Oysters with lemon, gin and tonic)
  • Huevos de codorniz con ‘Caviar’ (Quail eggs and Caviar)
  • Higado de pato con gelatín de ‘Casta Diva’ y manzanas caramelizadas (Foie terrine with ‘Casta Diva’ gelatin and caramelized apples
  • José’s Taco (Ibérico bellota ham with ‘Río frío’ caviar)
  • Parmentier de bogavante (Lobster and black trumpet mushrooms over gratin potato puree)
  • Endivias con queso de cabra y naranjas (Endives, goat cheese, oranges and almonds)
  • Croquetas de pollo (Traditional chicken fritters)
  • Espinacas a la Catalana (Sauteed spinash,pine nuts, raisins and apples)
  • Gambas al ajillo (The very, very famous tapa of shrimp sautéed with garlic)
  • Vieiras a la plancha con clementinas (Seared scallops with clementines)
  • Secreto Ibérico con trufa (It’s a secret!)
  • Fricando de carrilleras de ternera y puré de patatas al aceite de oliva (Veal cheeks and morels with olive oil mashed potatoes)
  • Paella de bogavante con pollo y trufa (A traditional paella of lobster with chicken and truffle)

Sweet Gamble ‘Roll the dice.” The number you get is the dessert you will eat!
1. Apple tart with saffron and apple sorbet
2. Olive oil ice cream with grapefruit
3. Chocolate hazelnut cake with praline ice cream and salted caramel
4. Flan a classic Spanish custard with ‘espuma’ of Catalan cream and oranges
Cava toast, Grape Spherifications

Beverage pairings are available for both prix fixe menus which will be available in the upper dining room. The a la carte menu will be provided at the dining bars, tapas bar, terrace, and tapas lounge on a first come, first serve basis. At the second seating, party favors will be provided along with a Cava toast at midnight.

Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7950

SCARPETTA
The award-winning restaurant from Scott Conant provides a sophisticated approach to modern Italian cuisine. Pair any of the seasonal antipasti, handcrafted pizzas, house-made pastas and roasted meats or seafood with one of the wines from the extensive 3,000-bottle wine cellar. Scarpetta will serve a prix-fixe menu with seating beginning at 4 p.m. to ring in the New Year.

Seating from 4 – 9 p.m. $225 per person

Six-course prix-fixe menu items include:

  • East coast scallops with porcini mushrooms and roasted sunchokes
  • Seared foie gras with ginger scented charred figs and aged balsamico
  • Ricotta agnolotti with sheeps’ milk ricotta, Parmigiano emulsion and white truffle
  • Turbot served with celery root “risotto”, black truffle and watercress
  • Wagyu beef served with braised red cabbage, endive and Barolo reduction
  • Boca negra cake served with white chocolate sorbet and caramel foam

Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7970

STK
The ONE Group’s high-energy, stylish steakhouse, STK, presents a seductive aesthetic, flirty and energetic bar scene and various cuts of beef. A deluxe prix-fixe menu will include caviar, lobster, foie gras and Australian Wagyu beef as well as select signature items from the a la carte menu. During the last seating, a special champagne pairing and party favors will be provided and the champagne lounge will be used as a dance floor where DJ Roger Gangi will spin tunes.

Two seatings are available:

5 – 9 p.m. $100 per person with wine pairings for an additional $50 per person

9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. $250 per person with wine pairings for an additional $150 per person

Lobster tail, along with some of STK’s signature dishes will be served.

Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7990

D.O.C.G
This Italian enoteca and espresso bar from Chef Scott Conant provides a casual take on Italian wine and food serving dinner and small bites throughout the day.

D.O.C.G will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. and reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7920

ESTIATORIO MILOS
For an impeccably prepared seafood experience, Costas Spiliadis’ Estiatorio Milos embodies the ultimate haute Greek cuisine, serving serves up the freshest, most delicious fish from around the world, prepared in the subtlest, most flavorful way.

Estiatorio Milos will be open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7930

HOLSTEINS
This quirky gastro pub puts an emphasis on fresh, natural and organic ingredients. The menu stars specialty burgers, house-made sausage, riffs on traditional American snacks and appetizers influenced by global street food, as well as a wide variety of spiked milkshakes and an array of craft beers.

A beer toast will be offered to guest dining when the clock strikes midnight.
Holstein’s will be open from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. and reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7940


Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

Stevie Wonder
Steve Wonder

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STEVIE WONDER AT THE CHELSEA:
The New Year’s Eve celebration will begin at 9:30 p.m. at The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan’s intimate venue, and includes an open bar for all ticketholders. Tickets are on sale and available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com , at 702.698.7778, toll-free at 877.551.7778 or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Guests must be 21 or older.

General admission ticket pricing begins at $250 (plus applicable taxes and service charges) and includes complimentary cocktails throughout the New Year’s Eve 2012 show.

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