TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 13, 2018) – Sunday, April 1, marks the day friends and families around the world celebrate Easter. Eight of Pechanga Resort Casino’s now 13 restaurants help make the occasion memorable with dining specials to please many tastes. Guests will find Easter dining specials at the brand new Lobby Bar & Grill, Pechanga Café, Paisano’s Italian, Journey’s End, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Kelsey’s, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, and The Pechanga Buffet. Hours of each restaurant vary and reservations are recommended at the Great Oak Steakhouse and at Paisano’s Italian. For reservations or more information, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.pechanga.com.
The Lobby Bar & Grill is the newest dining addition added as part of Pechanga’s $300 million expansion. The bistro-style, farm-to-table restaurant is a hit feature in the new hotel lobby underneath the glass-enclosed atrium. Check it out this Easter and partake in the Sunday Brunch, with a $16 bottomless Bloody Mary bar doused with garnishes, or with $16 bottomless mimosas. For $42 per person, you can celebrate Easter with live entertainment from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy the hot breakfast selections of eggs-to-order, Applewood smoked bacon, chilaquiles, various breakfast sides and fruit, and more. Treat your palate to hot entrees from the red wine braised short ribs to the baked mac and cheese, or try a healthy yet hearty salad with a charcuterie platter, or even a plethora of fresh seafood with your choice of sauce. A selection of desserts is always on the menu. On Easter, there will be a variety of mini desserts and breakfast pastries.
The Pechanga Buffet is a favorite of many diners on special occasions because there’s something for everyone and you can pick exactly what you want. Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only, while the rest of the menu will be served all day from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast and brunch items abound at the Pechanga Buffet on Easter including the made-to-order omelet station, eggs benedict, chilaquiles and eggs, stuffed French toast, and more. Fresh seafood options include mussels, oysters on the half shell, jumbo crab legs, hand rolled sushi, and more. Diners can also choose from hundreds more options from the Americana, pasta, pizza, rotisserie, Mexican, Asian, soup and salad, grill and the carving stations. Leave room for desserts because the make your own sundae bar, freshly baked pastries, cookies, pies, cakes, and more sweet treats await. Dinner at the Pechanga Buffet is served starting at 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Prices are $34.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages three to 11. Children under three are free.
For an Easter dinner to remember, the Great Oak Steakhouse, winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, features a three-course prix fixe menu for $58 per person that starts with maple glazed pork belly. Guests can then enjoy the succulent entre – pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, asparagus, rainbow carrots, and roasted garlic Yukon potatoes. Save room for the chocolate coconut cream cake for dessert. The restaurant’s nightly menu will also be served. The Great Oak Steakhouse opens at 5 p.m.
For an Italian spin on the holiday, hop over to Paisano’s for dinner. For $45 per person, guests can savor a three-course dinner starting with polpettine with polenta fries, followed by a braised lamb shank with parmesan garlic potatoes, caramelized Cipollini onions and rainbow carrots. Top it all off with cannolis for dessert. The restaurant’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the prix fixe option. Paisano’s opens at 5 p.m.
Open for breakfast, brunch and evening appetizers, Journey’s End at the Journey golf course features a special Easter buffet for $43 per person and $25 for children under 12. The spread includes made-to-order omelet and egg stations, a variety of breakfast entrees and pastries, an extensive salad station, antipasto dishes, savory entrees from the roasted salmon with citrus butter sauce and avocado relish to carved roasted prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish, plus fresh fruit and a dessert array to make the Easter bunny jealous. Journey’s End Easter Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar offers a delectable a-la carte four-course Easter dinner special for $55 per person. The first course excites with grilled asparagus soup with jumbo lump crab, followed by the second course of sushi Easter egg, which includes tuna, salmon, yellow tail, mango and avocado, with a soba noodle salad. The entrée is a roasted soy glazed ham with sautéed Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots and candied pecan yams. Finally for dessert, savor the banana cream pie. Umi opens at 5 p.m. and its nightly menu will also be served.
Kelsey’s, Pechanga’s newly renovated upscale American pub, offers guests special a-la carte selections for Easter. Choose the spring greens with toasted pine nuts, caramelized carrots, fried leeks and a white balsamic and raisin dressing for $8. The day’s entrée is a slow roasted leg of Colorado lamb with fresh herb and garlic rub, roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and yogurt mint sauce for $28. For dessert, opt for the $5 blondie a-la mode with spring sprinkles. Kelsey’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and its regular menu will also be served on Easter. Kelsey’s also features 48 beers on tap.
Opt for a casual setting at the 24-hour Pechanga Café where the special of the day on Easter is a slow-roasted, citrus-glazed ham with scalloped potatoes gratin, asparagus and baby carrots for $16.95. For dessert, the Pechanga Café features a Parisian flan for $5.
Pechanga Resort & Casino and Journey’s End features complimentary valet parking. Reservations are strongly recommended for Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s, and Journey’s End.