-Drive-Thru Thanksgiving To-Go and Dining Specials Simplify the Holiday This Year-

TEMECULA, Calif. — (October 24, 2017) – Thinking ahead to this year’s Thanksgiving plans and cringing about the cooking and cleaning? Cringe no more! Seven celebrated chefs at Pechanga Resort & Casino have fashioned special Thanksgiving feast menus for a low-maintenance holiday eliminating tedious cooking and clean-up. With dining options for every type and size of group from upscale, to low key, to romantic Pechanga can help deliver the most perfect Thanksgiving for the entire family. Exclusive menus can be found at the globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, the Pechanga Café, and Journey’s End at the Journey at Pechanga golf course.

From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Pechanga Buffet will serve brunch (until 3 p.m.) and dinner respectively on Thanksgiving Day for $34.99, with children ages three to 11 for $14.99. Children younger than three are free. Featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare and internationally inspired dishes, guests can look forward to a variety of fresh seafood, authentic Asian fare, traditional American Thanksgiving specialties, delicate Italian, authentic Latin and a carving station with four choice meats. Pechanga’s in-house bakers create everything on the extensive dessert bar from scratch and with more than 20 dessert items, including many sugar-free options, the day’s specials will be bananas foster, hand scooped ice cream and mini milkshakes. The buffet seats 454 people and serves as a perfect dining option for families and large groups.

If an upscale Thanksgiving is what you may have in mind, look to the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse. The night’s pre fixe menu will feature roasted organic young turkey with butternut squash-sage stuffing with cranberry compote, Yukon mashed potatoes, and French green beans served with a rustic turkey gravy for $32. The dessert special for the evening is a trio of pumpkin mousse, chocolate creme brulee and a pumpkin tart . The Great Oak Steakhouse’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving special. Open for dinner from 5 – 10 p.m., reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting www.Pechanga.com/dining or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

If it’s just the two of you for a romantic meal, check out Paisano’s for an Italian twist to Thanksgiving. The chef’s creation features four delicious courses. Guests start off with a choice of ricotta stuffed mushrooms or baked seasoned olives, followed by a fall-inspired roasted pumpkin and pear soup and a choice between stuffed turkey breast with spinach and prosciutto served with sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade Italian stuffing, parmesan mashed potatoes and rustic turkey gravy or baked fresh cod with seafood stuffing served with roasted zucchini, squash and rosemary fingerling potatoes for the entrée. The meal is complete with a pumpkin crème brulee. This entire pre fixe menu is available for $32. Paisano’s nightly fall menu will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving specials. Open for dinner from 5 – 10 p.m., reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting www.Pechanga.com/dining or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

For a casual atmosphere and fun with friends and family, Kelsey’s is the perfect place to catch this year’s Thanksgiving NFL games and enjoy menu specials. With the day’s menu featuring traditional classics and family favorites, guests can enjoy smoked turkey with sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts with pork belly, cornbread stuffing, and garlic mashed potatoes doused with giblet gravy and cranberry-Chipotle sauce for $19. If you’ve saved room for more, a pumpkin tart with cinnamon whipped cream will be the featured dessert for $5. Kelsey’s will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and the new menu offering authentic barbecue, wood-fired pizzas and 48 beers on tap will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving specials.

For a fun, non-traditional Thanksgiving Asian-inspired meal, Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar will host a Thanksgiving pre fixed menu of their own from $6 – $26. Guests can enjoy the day’s special starter of chicken and spaetzle soup with shredded chicken brown butter spaetzle, carrots, onion and chive oil finished with a poached quail egg for $8. Next, enjoy the special entrée of roasted turkey with sweet mashed potatoes, tempura fried long beans, topped with Matsutake mushroom gravy and cranberry-apple chutney for $26.  For dessert, add the pumpkin spice caramel cheesecake for $6. Open for dinner from 5 – 10 p.m., reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting www.Pechanga.com/dining or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

The Pechanga Café offers a great meal option for guests at any time. Open 24 hours, the Café will feature a Thanksgiving menu of roasted turkey with sweet potatoes, green bean gratin, mashed potatoes, and cornbread stuffing finished with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce for $19. A classic pumpkin cheesecake finishes off this traditional holiday menu for $5.

If sweeping views of the lush Temecula Valley rolling hills sounds like the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll enjoy an indoor or outdoor Thanksgiving meal at Journey’s End inside the Journey at Pechanga golf clubhouse. Chef Ronnel Capacia will feature a specialty menu of roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, homemade cornbread stuffing, and sweet potatoes topped with turkey gravy and cranberry sauce for $19. For dessert, save room for the decadent pumpkin spice caramel cheesecake for $6. Journey’s End is open on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant will also serve its daily menu.

Finally, if your heart is set on home entertainment, consider letting us do the work for you. Pechanga is offering drive-thru Thanksgiving dinners with all the fixings. All orders may be picked up from Pechanga’s hotel valet outside Blends Coffee & Wine Bar on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. To order Thanksgiving dinner to go, call (951) 770-2307 by November 20. Call by December 21 to reserve Christmas dinner to go. Click here to view the menu selections.

Journey’s End, as well as Pechanga Resort & Casino, feature complimentary valet parking. Journey’s End is open to the public as well as to golfers playing the course. For more information on Pechanga’s culinary offerings, visit www.Pechanga.com/eat.