TEMECULA – For all of the amazing moms out there, Pechanga Resort & Casino is offering dining specials to honor Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14. Seven acclaimed Pechanga chefs selected favorites for their exclusive Mother’s Day menus for those looking to celebrate mom. Guests can enjoy dining options from casual, intimate or upscale and from traditional to unique, accommodating large groups or even a romantic Mother’s Day celebration for two. Special menus can be found at the globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA four diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s, Journey’s End, Pechanga Cafe and Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar.
The Pechanga Buffet will have a special menu from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 14 for $32.99, with children ages three to 11 for $15.99. Children younger than three are free. Up until 2 p.m., the buffet will offer a brunch in addition to the select menu, serving up stuffed eggs Benedict, French toast stuffed with strawberries, huevos rancheros sopes and made-to-order omelets. All day, the select menu will feature more than 200 redesigned and traditional menu items, including internationally inspired dishes. Guests can look forward to a variety of fresh seafood, authentic Asian fare, traditional American specialties, off-the-grill smoked delights, a pasta station 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 and special Mother’s Day treats, including many sugar-free options. The buffet seats 454 people and serves as a perfect dining option for families and large groups.
For an upscale feast, look to the AAA four diamond Great Oak Steakhouse. The night’s pre-fixed menu will feature the curried carrot bisque or baby iceberg wedge, followed by porcini mushroom-crusted filet mignon with grilled asparagus, butternut squash risotto with a port wine black truffle demi for $58. The dessert special for the evening is Champagne gelee or raspberry and white chocolate mousse. The Great Oak Steakhouse’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the Mother’s Day 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.
For an intimate dinner-for-two or to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, check out Paisano’s Italian. The chef’s hand-selected meal starts off with an appetizer of beef carpaccio with roasted garlic aioli, crisp artichokes and goat cheese. Guests will enjoy the pan-seared sea bass with tomato lobster broth, spring squash and white beans. The meal is complete with a Champagne frozen souffle with strawberry sauce. This entire pre-fixed menu is available for $48 per person. Paisano’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the Mother’s Day 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.
Whether seeking a casual atmosphere with friends and family or celebrating mom with a large group, Kelsey’s is a great option. Guests can enjoy an appetizer of grilled lamb chops drizzled with mint glaze over sweet corn polenta, finished with fried potato strings for $9.75, followed by the featured entree of parmesan-crusted halibut with spinach and asiago orzo, lemon caper sauce and blistered tomato for $26. The chocolate molten lava cake with raspberry coulis will be the featured dessert for an additional $5.95. Kelsey’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the new menu offering authentic barbecue, wood-fired pizzas and 48 beers on tap will be available in addition to the day’s specials.
For a fun, Asian-inspired spread, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar will host a Mother’s Day pre fixed menu of their own. Guests can enjoy the beef stew with Maui onions, carrots, potatoes and carrots as an appetizer for $9, followed by the feature eel, sweet shrimp, salmon and ikura sushi for $18. The chef’s selected entree is the seafood trio pasta, featuring scallops, shrimp and crab tossed in a uni-lobster cream with wild mushrooms, baby heirloom tomatoes, shaved parmesan and fried squash blossom for $35. For dessert, try the pavlova red berries and vanilla jus for $9. Umi is open for dinner Mother’s Day from 5 – 10 p.m.
The Pechanga Cafe is open 24 hours and is a great meal option for those looking for a casual, quality dining experience any time of the day. The Cafe will feature a Mother’s Day menu of shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta with capers and cherry tomatoes for $17.95. The strawberry shortcake finishes off this special menu for an additional $5.95.
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/dining.