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A Las Vegas New Year’s Eve at Twist

Hadley Obusan

If ushering in this New Year calls for something memorable, Twist restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is the place to be. The five-star eatery will host renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire, who will create a special New Year’s Eve offering for December 31. With a stable of successful restaurants around the world, like Reflets in Dubai, Gaya in Paris and Sketch in London, Gagnaire knows his way around delicious food—and there is no more perfect time to experience his handiwork.

The New Year’s Eve celebration features two seatings of a four-course ($395) or six-course ($595) menu highlighting items like poached fillet of Dover sole with Fanny Bay oysters; spiny lobster fricassee with lemongrass, rhubarb and mango étouffe; grilled Tajima beef tenderloin; chocolate parfait and clementine granité. Additional wine pairings run $175 (for four-course) and $225 (for six-courses).

If New Year’s Eve is already planned, try the three-course ($110) or six-course ($195) preview menus December 28 to 30 and January 1 to 3. And those who really want to live it up have the Ultimate Presidential New Year’s Eve package ($60,000), including a three-night stay at the hotel, the gala New Year’s Eve dinner with wine pairings, a meet and greet with chef Gagnaire and a brunch on New Year’s Day at fusion restaurant Mozen. New Year’s Eve dinner, first seating, 5:30 P.M., 6 P.M. or 6:30 P.M.; second seating, 9 P.M., 9:30 P.M. or 10 P.M.; 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-590-8882;


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