-Pechanga Now Offers the Most Valentine’s Day Specials with the Addition of the Brand New Lobby Bar-

TEMECULA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2018) – Thinking about treating yourself and your sweetheart to a memorable dinner for Valentine’s Day? Pechanga Resort & Casino may have the perfect night out for you to feast on love. From casual to upscale dining and everything in between, Pechanga’s award-winning food will set the stage for the perfect, most relaxing evening to celebrate each other. Don’t forget to try the brand new Chocolate Strawberry Margarita served at Kelsey’s, the Round Bar and Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar for $8 from February 12-14.  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, Journey’s End, the Pechanga Café, and the brand new Lobby Bar will feature delectable choices for diners to make this a delicious February 14.

For the first time ever, the Lobby Bar will be added to the Valentine’s Day dining special line-up. The Lobby Bar opened December 26, 2017 as part of the resort/casino’s $300 million expansion and is a farm-to-table, bistro-style outlet with a variety of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. If you’re health conscious or if you’d like to try out something new, stop in for Chef Jose Mendoza’s three-course Valentine’s Day feast for $59, which includes a bottle of champagne. You’ll get an appetizer choice of either the His or Hers Oysters. “Hers” will be French Kiss oysters with cucumber gin granite and “His” will be Malaspina oysters with blood orange tequila mignonette. Couples may also choose the blue cheese soufflé with baby beets, mesclun greens and spiced hazelnuts. There are two options for the main course – the Surf and Turf with wild mushroom ragu and broccolini or the Maine Lobster Fricassee, salsify and fromage blanc sauce, snap peas and the pomelo grapefruit salad. The classic New York style cheesecake with strawberries finishes off this lover’s meal.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Pechanga Buffet will serve lunch and dinner respectively on Valentine’s Day for $34.99, with children ages three to 11 for $14.99. Children younger than three are free. Choose from wood grill selections plus a variety of fresh pastas, Asian, Latin, four select meats on the carving station, and so much more. Don’t forget to save room to enjoy dessert together. The extensive dessert bar features hundreds of freshly baked cookies, pies, cake, tarts, and everything decadent, however the Valentine’s Day dessert special are the crepes and Bananas Foster with hand-scooped ice cream and mini milkshakes. Many of The Buffet desserts offer sugar-free options. The Pechanga Buffet seats 454 people and serves as a perfect dining option for families and large groups.

If an intimate, romantic affair is how you’d like to celebrate the holiday, you’ll want to make reservations at the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse. Chef Andre Pinto’s prix fixe menu features three courses, starting with the choice of either the wild mushroom feuillette or baby arugula apple salad with candied walnuts, feta cheese and champagne vinaigrette. The featured entrée is steamed lobster and petite filet mignon of beef with asparagus and herb roasted fingerling potatoes. Hopefully you’ll still have room to indulge in the sable breton with fresh strawberries and a red chocolate mousse center for dessert. The prix fixe three-course meal is $72 and the steakhouse’s nightly menu will also be served. 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 Italian romance in a warm and intimate setting, be sure to take your significant other to Paisano’s Italian. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped California and arrived in beautiful Tuscany. The chef’s Valentine’s prix fixe menu features a variety of indulgent choices starting with an appetizer of artichoke parmesan crostini, then the chopped Italian salad, followed by the special entrée of the night, the surf and turf filet, an eight ounce filet mignon with seafood stuffed shrimp, served with grilled asparagus. The red glazed milk chocolate mousse with a raspberry crème brulee center completes the meal. The Paisano’s prix fixe menu is $48 and the nightly menu will also be served. 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 you’re celebrating with friends this year or if you’re just looking for a more casual atmosphere, Kelsey’s is the perfect place to enjoy Valentine’s Day with one of the 48 microbrews on tap while catching up on sports on one of the many big screens. Chef Michael Henry has prepared a pre fixe menu, starting with the broiled jumbo pacific oyster with lump crab and spinach, finished with hollandaise and artichoke chips for $11. For the entrée, guests can indulge in the grilled bacon wrapped filet of beef with dried cherry demi-glace, served with sweet potato and pear gratin and French green beans for $34. To top it off, you have to try the strawberry cheesecake in a jar for $4.95. This chosen dessert is a crowd pleaser and caps off the meal with just the right amount of sweet. Kelsey’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the daily menu will be served in addition to the Valentine’s Day specials.

Sharing plates of sushi and fresh seafood is fun and is bound to get your Valentine’s Day evening off to a great start. Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar will host a pre fixe menu to celebrate the day. Chef Ikeda has prepared a choice menu at $58, which starts with the hot and sour Cornish hen soup with bell pepper, fennel, forbidden rice, mitsuba lead, tarragon and chive oil. The appetizer of the night will be a caramelized tempura seabass with chili honey aioli, daikon, beet, cucumber, carrot and radish sprouts with ponzu. The entrée will be the grilled filet mignon with classes mushroom demi and grilled honey yuzu jump prawns, soba and zucchini noodles with grilled asparagus. The selected dessert is a cherry compote martini with Grand Marnier frozen soufflé. Open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m., the nightly menu will also be served. Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting http://www.Pechanga.com/dining or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

Finally, the Pechanga Cafe offers a great meal option around the clock on Valentine’s Day. The Café will feature the caldo 7 mares (seafood stew) in a savory fish broth with shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari, crab, and white fish for $24.95. Save room for dessert! The chef’s choice is a classic strawberry shortcake for $4.95. The Pechanga Café is open 24 hours.

If sweeping views of the lush Temecula Valley rolling hills sounds like the perfect setting for your sweetheart’s dinner, you’ll enjoy an indoor or outdoor meal at Journey’s End inside the Journey at Pechanga golf clubhouse. Chef Ronnel Capacia will feature a specialty menu of the grilled filet of beef Oscar style with jumbo lump crab and asparagus topped with hollandaise, served with baby heirloom tomato bruschetta and roasted garlic potato croquettes for $30. Journey’s End is open on Valentine’s Day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant will also serve its daily menu.

Journey’s End and 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/dining.