Ring in the New Year With a Starry Nights Celebration at Grand Velas Los Cabos

In Los Cabos, Play, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Considered by NASA as one of the 20 best places to enjoy the night sky, Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula now has a new star, the Grand Velas Los Cabos. Opened on December 20, the luxury resort will play host to a Starry Nights celebration for New Year’s Eve which includes star chefs, star entertainment—as in American Idol standouts and a DJ—fireworks, and even binoculars insuite to scout Baja’s legendary stars in the sky.

A seven-course dinner with wine pairing will kick off the celebration with menu highlights like Alaskan Crab Timbale with avocado mousse, caviar and a Miraflores’ watercress vinaigrette; pan-roasted Chilean Sea Bass with artichoke hearts and winter vegetables topped with a sauce of lemongrass, butter and Blanc de Blancs white wine from the Valle de Guadalupe; and Honduran chocolate cremeux with hazelnut praline, pistachio financier, forest berry sorbet and gold flakes. A vegetarian menu is also available with alternative meatless dishes like pumpkin soup with hazelnut won ton; cabbage and potato cannelloni with sautéed chambray onions, arugula salad and a Chianti reduction; and grilled portobello medallions with black truffle-mashed potatoes and rosemary sauce.

Star entertainment takes over following dinner, with music from American Idol standouts Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin and Blake Lewis. DJ Lucky Lou, Resident DJ at Las Vegas’ Encore Beach Club and a member of the Party Rock/LA FREAK crew in which he performs alongside Redfoo of LMFAO fame, caps off the evening with sounds to accompany the over-the-top light show and fireworks display.

Inclusive of premium open bar, the party will be held on Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Terraza del Mar overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

Guests staying at the resort will receive a special binocular turndown amenity to scope the destination’s legendary stars throughout their visit along with discounted tickets to the starry night event.

Rates start at $1,172 per person, per night in double occupancy. The all-inclusive rate includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, NYE celebration, and more. Grand Velas Los Cabos’ NYE Starry Nights party is open to resort guests for $250 per person and to the public for $350 per person. Dinner starts at 7 pm. Children 17 and under receive a 50% discount.

For more information, visit: loscabos.grandvelas.com

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