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.

From 9:00a.m. to 10:00p.m., the Pechanga Buffet serves lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day for $26.99. Children ages three to 11 are $14.50 and children younger than three are free. Oysters on the half shell, fresh crab and shrimp, Maryland Holiday Style Fish Cakes, Hampton Holiday Clam Bake and more make up selections from the sea. At the Asian action station, choose from Duck Breast Dashi Udon, Kung Pao Chicken, Egg Rolls, Vegetable Lo Mein and much more. The buffet’s rotisserie features choice Sliced Turkey, Smoked Bratwurst and St. Louis Ribs. At the carving stations, guests can get their appetites going with Herb Rubbed Prime Rib, Whole Tom Turkey with gravy and cranberry, Deep Fried Tom Turkey with Rosemary Butter, Mustard Glazed Atlantic Salmon and Brown Sugar Maple Glazed Ham. Fans of Italian, Mexican, the freshest salads and sushi will also find exactly what they want at the Pechanga Buffet. The hard part sometimes is leaving room for dessert. Pechanga’s in-house bakers make everything on the extensive dessert bar from scratch. More than 20 dessert items, including many sugar-free options, as well as the make-your-own-sundae bar tempt at lunch and dinner. The buffet seats 454 people and serves as a perfect dining options 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. Chef Martin Villegas offers Roasted Young Turkey with Apple-Sage Stuffing with Cranberry Compote, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Baby Carrots and Rusting Turkey Gravy for $23.00. The dessert special for the evening is a Rum Eggnog Cheesecake for $8.00. The Great Oak Steakhouse’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving special. Open for dinner at 5:00p.m., reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

For an Italian twist to Thanksgiving, make plans for dinner at Paisano’s Italian. Chef Francesco Di Caudo features Zuppa di Patate Dolci arrosto, Spec e crostini di focaccia piccanti or translated means Roasted Sweet Potato Soup, Crispy Prociutto Spec with Spicy Focaccia Croutons for $7.00. As an entrée, he prepares Roasted Turkey wrapped in Pancetta, Hericot Vert (fancy way to say delicate green beans) with a Chestnut and Truffle Demiglace for $23.00. For dessert, Pechanga’s pastry chefs will be baking Apple Tart with Candied Cranberry and Orange for $7.00. Paisano’s nightly fall menu will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving special. Open for dinner at 5:00p.m., reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by visiting or by calling (877) 711-2WIN.

For a casual atmosphere fun for friends and family with the opportunity to watch all the great football on TV on Thanksgiving, make a holiday date at Kelsey’s Bar and Grill. Their Thanksgiving special is Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce for $17.00. Save room for the Pumpkin Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream for only $4.00. Kelsey’s opens at 11:00a.m. and the daily menu will be served in addition to the Thanksgiving Specials.

Finally, if sweeping views of the lush south Temecula hills sounds good to you, make plans to enjoy your holiday meal at Journey’s End inside the Journey at Pechanga golf clubhouse. Chef Daniel Chong, a big proponent of the farm to table movement, features Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potato, Creamed Spinach, Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce for $17.00. For dessert, the bakers whip up irresistible Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart for $4.00. Journey’s End is open for lunch on Thanksgiving from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. The restaurant on the golf course will also serve its daily menu on Thanksgiving.

Journey’s End, as well as Pechanga Resort & Casino, features 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 and its new, soon-to-be opened restaurants, visit