Dining & Food

Lucky Gaming & Dining Specials on St. Paddy’s Day

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Dining & Gaming Specials for St.Pat’s Day

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 3, 2014) – With St. Patrick’s Day only a couple of weeks away, many wonder how they may find the luck of the Irish. On Monday, March 17, guests at Pechanga Resort & Casino will not need leprechauns or lucky charms to experience great deals on dining and excitement on the casino floor. Six of the resort’s restaurants feature cuisine specials, and from 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m., slot and table games players have the chance to win $500 in EasyPlay® every 30 minutes. For more information, visit www.Pechanga.com or call toll free (877) 711-2946. Read More

Get Romantic at Pechanga for Valentine’s Day

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TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 30, 2014) – From casual and fine dining to spa specials to concerts by self-admitted romantic Englebert Humperdinck and more, if you have not made Valentine’s Day plans yet, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers plenty of solutions for the special day. California’s largest resort/casino offers dining specials at six of its 11 restaurants, as well as four seductive drink specials. Spa Pechanga features Valentine’s couples’ massages and other pampering body, hair and nail services. The February entertainment lineup beckons couples who enjoy many types of shows. The AAA Four Diamond Award hotel makes a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, and if you are not sure what your valentine likes, Pechanga Gift Cards are always available in any denomination from the casino retail stores, the Journey’s End Pro Shop or from Spa Pechanga. For more information or to make reservations, call (877) 711-2WIN or click hereRead More

Blends Coffee & Wine Bar Now Open

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Cappuccino & Dessert at Blends at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 30, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, the state’s largest resort and casino, has just opened the final piece of its grand entry and restaurant renovation and construction. Blends Coffee & Wine Bar melds the appeal of fresh-roasted, gourmet coffees and teas with the knowledge that products have been responsibly sourced and produced. On opening day, hundreds of people made their way into the new dining outlet eager to see what had been going on behind the glass doors for months. Once inside the earth-toned coffee house, guests are treated to a thoughtfully planned menu that features a Brew Bar (individually brewed cups of gourmet coffee to order), espresso beverages including Cappuccino, Lattes, Mochas, and Frozen Blended coffee drinks. The spacious restaurant with floor to ceiling windows (unusual in a casino setting) also offers guests an array of specialty sandwiches, Italian piattatas, paninis, salads, as well as breakfast pastries and desserts, freshly baked by the in-house Pechanga pastry team. Wines by the glass and by the bottle are also served. WiFi and device charging come complimentary. Blends is open every day from 7:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7:00a.m. to 2:00a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, click here or call (877) 711-2WIN. Read More

Pechanga Wins 2 AAA Four Diamond Awards in 2014

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– Resort and Restaurant Rated Among Top Five Percent in North America –

TEMECULA, Calif. – (January 17, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino is pleased to announce it has been honored with two AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2014. The 517-luxury resort received the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 13th time and has won it consecutively since opening in 2002. Only 10 other resorts in Riverside County also carry the AAA Four Diamond distinction. The Great Oak Steakhouse earned the honor among only six others in Riverside County and 38 other restaurants in all of Southern California. Pechanga Resort & Casino has won the AAA Four Diamond Award every year since the resort opened in 2002. The Great Oak Steakhouse has won the award for the third time in a row since 2012. Read More

Elegantly Casual Sushi & Oyster Bar Replaces Seafood Grotto

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Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 8, 2014) – As part of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation through the fall and winter of 2013, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar welcomes guests into its inviting ambiance filled with inventive seafood selections married with a whimsical South American flair. Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar opened its doors to the public on Monday, December 30, just in time for the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day rush of tens of thousands of visitors to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Instead of the dark and secluded-looking Seafood Grotto, which it replaced, guests are treated to a sparkling, full cocktail bar as they pass the hostess station. Further into the restaurant lies the three-sided, rectangular sushi bar with live wood and iridescent marble finishes. Comfortable booth and table seating also awaits couples and groups. Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar is open nightly for dinner at 5:00p.m. For more information about Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, Pechanga’s recent major restaurant and hotel renovation, or on the resort in general, visit www.Pechanga.com or call (877) 711-2946.

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Celebrate Christmas with the Perfect Meal

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Pechanga’s Award-Winning Great Oak Steakhouse features specials for the holidays

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 12, 2013) – Families and friends around the world come together on Christmas to share a meal and to celebrate the holiday season. Guests throughout Southern California and beyond can do the very same thing while enjoying gourmet fare on Christmas at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Six of the resort’s 11 restaurants will feature delectable dining specials on December 25. The globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s Bar & Grill, Journey’s End at Journey at Pechanga golf course and the Pechanga Café feature delectable choices for diners to make this a memorable and delicious Christmas. The hardest part may be choosing which restaurant to visit. Read More

Forget The Mess And Let The Pechanga Culinary Experts Make Your Thanksgiving Meal The Most Memorable Yet

– Five of the Resort’s 10 Restaurants to Offer Thanksgiving Dining Specials –

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Nov. 6, 2013) – Thanksgiving dinner at home can be a lot of fun, but anyone who has hosted knows it can also be a lot of work with a big mess to clean afterward. This Thanksgiving holiday, the award-winning chefs at Pechanga Resort & Casino stand ready to take on the cooking duties so you do not have to. Five of the casino/resort’s 10 dining outlets will offer delectable specials perfect for a night out with the entire family, or for a fun evening just for two. The globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, and Journey’s End at Journey at Pechanga golf course feature delectable choices for diners to make this a memorable and delicious Thanksgiving, and a great opportunity to leave the kitchen neat and tidy. Read More

Internationally Inspired Chef Takes The Helm At The Pechanga Buffet And Makes Small Plates Cool

New Chef Has Worked at Some of the World’s Most Famous Buffets 

Chef Frank OrtizTEMECULA, Calif. – (Oct. 30, 2013) – International cuisine comes as second nature to Chef Frank Ortiz, which is why he makes such a good fit for the top chef position at the globally inspired Pechanga Buffet. Chef Ortiz was recently brought to run the popular buffet’s massive daily culinary undertakings from one of the most renowned buffets in Las Vegas. With more than 30 years of experience in kitchens around the world, he says he is happy to work at a resort where one’s creativity and talent can shine through his creations.

“I see cooking as an art form, an expression,” says Chef Oritz. “I find it so satisfying to be a professional at what I do and it’s awesome to see someone happy from something you make. It’s almost not fair to be paid to do what I love so much.” Read More