Dining & Food

World-Acclaimed Pastry Chef Takes Over Sweet Department

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Jean-Jacques Granet Takes Over Pastry Department

 

Journey's End Desserts2-4-15_sm Journey's End Desserts3__4-15_sm Journey's End Desserts4__4-15_sm Journey's End Desserts-4-15_smTEMECULA, Calif. – (April 17, 2015) – Jean-Jacques Granet, an acclaimed pastry chef who has worked on three continents, has been named Executive Pastry Chef at Pechanga Resort & Casino. After spending nearly 15 years as pastry chef at two of the most prestigious luxury resorts in Las Vegas, Granet is happy to call Southern California home.  Read More

CRAFT BEERS, CHILI COOKOFF TAKE OVER PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO THIS JUNE

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Microbrew Sample

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 19, 2015) – This June, microbreweries, craft beer makers and brew pubs from throughout Southern California and beyond descend on Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula for one special afternoon. The 7th Annual Pechanga Microbrew Festival and Chili Cookoff happens Saturday, June 6 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. inside the Pechanga Grand Ballroom. For one price, beer enthusiasts can taste unlimited samples of craft and small production brews from San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as selections from Northern California, the Midwest and east coast. Ticket holders also can enjoy limitless tastes of eight varieties of homemade chili, fired up by the award-winning chefs at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Attendees can vote for their favorite chili among the bunch. Microbrew Festival tickets are $50. Guests receive a two ounce souvenir glass to sample unlimited beer tastings. Designated driver tickets are available for $30. Both ticket levels let attendees taste all chili and other gourmet food samples, take in two live bands including iconic bassist Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats, and an extensive silent auction. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Guests must be 21 or older. For tickets or more information, visit Pechanga.com  or call (877) 711-2946.     Read More

Thanks for 7 Best of Dining Awards!

Casino Player BestofDiningLogoUse 2015TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 16, 2015) – It’s not a secret people love to eat. According to Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Dining” readers’ , people love to eat when they come to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. The magazine’s March issue illustrates that Pechanga Resort & Casino received seven “Best Of” nods from the national publication. With hundreds of casino resorts from which to choose around the country, the magazine segments the regions in which properties are grouped. Pechanga Resort & Casino lies within the Native Southwest region.

The categories for which Pechanga Resort & Casino took home the top prizes include:

*Casino with Best Variety of Restaurants
*Best Italian – Paisano’s Italian Ristorante
*Best Desserts – Blends Coffee & Wine Bar
*Best Place to Celebrate – Great Oak Steakhouse
*Best After Hours Spot – Pechanga overall
*Best Overall Entertainment
*Best Comedy Club – Comedy Club at Pechanga  Read More

Sip Wine & Savor Chocolate While Helping a Good Cause This February

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People Enjoying Wine Fest

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 8, 2015) – Chocolate and wine come together at Pechanga Resort & Casino for the annual Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival set for Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28.

Hundreds of wine varieties, sweet and savory chocolate confections, food samples from acclaimed Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurants, live music, silent auction and helping out a good cause are all on the agenda for the two days inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom in Temecula, Calif.

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Jade Chocolate Cups at Chocolate Decadence

Chocolate Decadence on Friday, February 27 features more than 30 wine varietals that have been shown to masterfully partner with chocolate and other sweet desserts. The event runs from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. and is $50 per person.

The 7th annual Pechanga Wine Festival goes from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. on Saturday, February 28. Tickets for this unforgettable event are $65.

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Sea Bass Bites

Combo tickets for entry into both events are available for $100. Designated driver tickets are $30 Chocolate Decadence and $35 for the Wine Festival. Both let attendees taste all the delectable desserts, food and take in live music, entertainment and extensive silent auction. Pechanga Club members will also get 25-percent off the ticket price. Guests must be 21 or older to attend either event. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment. Proceeds from both events benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland ValleyRead More

A Present for You! Christmas Dining Specials at Pechanga

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Extraordinary Christmas Dining at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list is at one of seven specialty dining options at Pechanga Resort & Casino this holiday season. Whether “naughty” or “nice,” everyone deserves a delicious and specially prepared holiday meal on Dec. 25. From casual to upscale dining and everything in between, Pechanga will help you host the perfect Christmas meal for families, large groups or even a romantic dinner for two. The globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s Bar and Grill, Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar and Journey’s End at Journey at Pechanga golf course feature delectable choices for diners to make this a memorable and delicious Christmas. Read More

Handmade Gingerbread Houses Now on the Market at Pechanga

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Gingerbread Houses at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 2, 2014) – While Southern California home sales have dipped to a three-year low according to CoreLogic®, the market for sweet pads big enough for the gingerbread man and his family is heating up at one southland resort. This holiday season, Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in-house bakery team is preparing, building and decorating hand-crafted gingerbread houses and offering them to prospective buyers. These homes come fully loaded and turnkey for gift giving or for those with a hankering for an abode on which to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Those looking for a brand new gingerbread home can find them in an easily accessed location at the 24-hour Caffe Cocoa inside the popular Temptations Food Walk at Pechanga, at Blends Coffee & Wine Bar just inside the Pechanga Hotel Lobby and at the Pechanga Coffee Cart by the Motorcoach Entrance. These homes feature amenities such as hand-drawn insulation (icing) and real curb appeal with colorful holiday sweet treats lining the outside. If buyers are careful transporting the homes, no insurance is required, property tax is waived and goodwill equity can be earned by giving one of the Pechanga gingerbread homes to someone else. These handmade gingerbread houses come in two different floor plans. The 12-inch by six inch house, the larger of the two models sell for $50 and the 10-inch by six inch house sells for $35. They will be on the market until Christmas or until all units have been snapped up by buyers.

Pechanga Announces $285 Million Hotel Addition

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Pechanga Unveils Plans for New Hotel, Spa, Pools

Pechanga Indian Reservation, Calif, November 10, 2014 – The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today unveiled plans to add a new luxury four-diamond hotel wing, a luxury spa, new ballroom and meeting space, a resort-style pool complex, two restaurants, and related improvements to the award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino.

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Pechanga New Hotel Conceptual View

“Almost 20 years ago we started our journey toward self-sufficiency,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro. “It’s a journey that has allowed us to provide for our people and the community, improving the quality of life along the way. To continue our viability and enable our competitiveness, we announce the next leg of our journey. As our region grows and matures, we must do so as well to position ourselves for the next 20 years. We believe this project will take us there.”
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Kick Off Holiday Fun with Big Prizes, Giveaways & More

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Stuff YOU Can Win at Pechanga!

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014) – This holiday season, club card members at Pechanga Resort & Casino will get some help with their holiday shopping. With Black Friday Giveaways, Veteran’s Day prizes, $100 in EasyPlay money every week and increased member points for everyday play, it pays to be a member! Anyone can become a Pechanga Club Card Member to be eligible for all the holiday prizes just by inserting the club card into a slot machine or by presenting it at any table game prior to play. With headlining entertainment, gaming promotions, holiday giveaways and resort specials, Pechanga is the place to be this November.  Read More

Top chefs in SW Riverside Co. Compete to Raise Money to Help At-Risk Youth

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Chef Open At Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – If a night of sampling gourmet cuisine from the area’s top chefs sounds like the idea of a good time, The So Cal Chef Open in Temecula is the place to be on Monday, October 20.

Happening inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom, foodie festival goers can experience intense flavors and fresh ingredients in dishes made by 12 culinary experts. Attendees will be able to sample their way around the room as they vote for their favorite chef and favorite dish of the night. The chefs and their dishes will also be scored by a panel of celebrity judges including Steve Cazel (“Cutthroat Island,” “Survivor”), Amanda Colello (“Hell’s Kitchen”), Comedian Rocky Osborn (Aces Comedy Club) and last year’s “Judges Pinnacle Award” winner, Chef Steve Stawinski (Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grille).

This foodie experience starts at 4:30p.m. and has historically hosted more than 400 guests. Entry is $45 online or at the door, or $35 if purchased from participating restaurants. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings from all food vendors. For tickets or more information, call Oak Grove Center at
(951) 677-5599 or visit www.oakgrovecenter.com and click on “Events.”  Read More

Cool Off With Refreshing Summer Dessert & Drink Specials

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Blends Cookies N Cream Frappucino

TEMECULA, Calif. – (August 7, 2014) – With the mercury still reaching toward the 100 mark in many areas around Southern California, locals and visitors look for places where they can cool down and get refreshed. Next time beating the heat is in order, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the perfect respite with an array of frozen treats and drinks, plus 24/7 air conditioning.

The resort’s newest place to pick up a sustainably harvest and locally roasted coffee or latte offers frozen blended java drinks. Blends Coffee & Wine Bar offers the blended cookies and cream frappe, a temptation guests will not want to share. Blends also features iced coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and an array of blended coffee drinks. Blends also offers more than 15 wines by the glass, many of them crisp and chilled white and sparkling wines.  Read More