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Year’s end is a perfect time for reflection, resolutions – and memorable dining experiences! If you are looking to ring in the new year with fun and fare, look into doing so at one of many fabulous restaurants here in our vibrant Palm Springs Valley! Below is a sampling of desert locales offering a special New Year’s Eve menu.

Lavender-Bistro

Lavender Bistro, 2013 opentable.com Diners’ Choice Winner, is nestled in the quaint village of La Quinta, “Gem of the Desert”. Using fine, fresh, organic ingredients and providing a pleasant ambience filled with fresh flowers and live music, Lavender Bistro is sure to delight. New Year’s Eve First Seating Reservations are from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Guests enjoy piano entertainment and a 4-course prix fixe menu for $75.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Second Seating Reservations are from 9:00 p.m. Guests are treated to live music and dancing, a 4-course prix fixe menu and a glass of champagne toast at midnight for $95.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). 78-073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253, (760) 564-5353

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Since 1994, Jillian’s has been the recipient of many accolades, including a feature in Gourmet Magazine and the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”. Upon arriving, guests enter through magnificent wrought-iron gates into an enchanting garden – a perfect spot to enjoy live music and a drink in front of the fireplace under a star-lit sky. The New Year’s Eve 4-course prix fixe menu costs $95.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Seatings are at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 74-155 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, (760) 776-8242

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Desert Magazine’s 2014 “Best of the Valley” First Place Winner, Spencer’s is located in downtown Palm Springs and serves four-star American cuisine with a French-Pacific Rim influence. Early Seating on New Year’s Eve takes place at 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. (must vacate table by 8:30 p.m.). Guests receive a 4-course dinner and bottle of wine per couple for $85.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). There will be piano music from 5:30 p.m. and dancing from 7:00 p.m. Second seating times are 9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. The price of $135.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity) includes a 4-course prix fixe menu, 4 different Caymus Vineyards wines, as well as a champagne toast, truffles and cookies at midnight. 701 W. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262, (760) 327-3446