TEMECULA, Calif. – (Aug. 30, 2018) – Lobster lovers, mark your calendar because Tuesday, September 25 is National Lobster Day. To honor the day, Pechanga Resort Casino lets guests experience a crustacean celebration. Come hungry because at least nine of the Temecula resort’s 13 restaurants will offer succulent lobster specials and discounts for that day only. (*See below for all specials.)
The celebration continues Thursday, Sept. 27 during the Lobster Extravaganza at the Pechanga Buffet. One lucky person will win a free Thursday Lobster Extravaganza at Pechanga for a year. The winning buffet guest will be chosen at random that night. The winner to score the year-long seafood smorgasbord will be chosen from those who have purchased the Pechanga Lobster Extravaganza Buffet for dinner on Thursday, Sept. 27. Winner must be 21 or older, be a Pechanga Club member, and must have purchased the Lobster Buffet between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.
If guests are not able to navigate over to Pechanga for National Lobster Day or for a chance to win free lobster buffets for a year, they simply need to remember that Thursdays equal lobster days each week at the Temecula resort casino. For $44.99, Pechanga Buffet guests can enjoy their fill of all you can eat, one-and-one-quarter pound whole Maine lobster done in an East Coast lobster bake-style with roasted potatoes and corn on the cob. From 4 p.m. to close at 10 p.m., diners receive a piping-hot lobster bake bag containing the just-cooked lobster (flown in fresh from Maine the night before) and fixings that include clams. Guests can also pile high the enhanced buffet seafood selections from the upgraded sushi station, a whole-salmon carving station, fresh and baked oyster station, snow crab, fish tacos, ceviche, calamari, Dungeness crab, clam chowder, steamed shrimp and much more.
For adults and children three to 11, the Thursday Lobster Extravaganza is $44.99 during dinner hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kids 2-and-under are free. Pechanga Club members receive discounts at the Pechanga Buffet including on Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza Thursdays. Silver members receive $3 off, Gold members receive $6, Platinum members receive $9 off and Red card members receive $12 off.
*Lobster specials on Tuesday, September 25 include a poached lobster tail with stuffed fiocchetti pasta with lobster, ricotta cheese and roasted red bell pepper for $42 at Paisano’s; classic surf and turf – truffle poached lobster tail and eight-ounce filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and caviar at the Great Oak Steakhouse for $72; an open-faced lobster sandwich with avocado, grapefruit, brown butter aioli at the Lobby Bar & Grill for lunch and dinner for $18; a 2 ½-pound spicy basil wok-fried lobster at Blazing Noodles for $70; baked Lobster Thermador with jalapeño mac and cheese and herbed broccoli at Kelsey’s all day for $32; a 2 ½-pound Szechuan spicy lobster with rice cake at Bamboo for $70 served all day; an appetizer special at Umi of lobster gazpacho with organic black rice noodles and calamansi foam for $24; lobster three ways at Journey’s End for lunch ranging from $15 to $16; and at the Pechanga Café for lunch and dinner, lobster dynamite – lobster tail and claws topped with sautéed mushrooms and served with dynamite sauce for $30.
Pechanga sources the lobsters from ecologically responsible purveyors in Maine. Their products are fully inspected and certified. Fisheries they work with use sustainable methods and practices. The lobsters coming to Pechanga are caught one day, refrigerated, packaged, and shipped live across the country where they land at LAX overnight. They are immediately put onto a delivery truck and brought to Pechanga in Temecula. Casino buffet chefs cook small batches at a time and remaining lobsters are put into tanks.