Sunday, April 16 marks the day friends and families around the world celebrate Easter. Seven of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s 11 restaurants help make the occasion memorable with dining specials to please many tastes. Guests will find Easter dining specials at the Pechanga Café, Paisano’s Italian, Journey’s End, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Kelsey’s, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar and The Pechanga Buffet. Hours of each restaurant vary and reservations are recommended at the Great Oak Steakhouse and at Paisano’s Italian. For reservations or more information, call 877.711.2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com.
Opt for a casual setting at the 24-hour Pechanga Café where the special of the day on Easter is a slow-roasted, citrus-glazed ham with scalloped potatoes gratin, asparagus and baby carrots for $15.95. For dessert, the Pechanga Café features a super-moist, personal lemon bundt cake for $5.00.
For an Italian spin on the holiday, hop over to Paisano’s for dinner. For $45 per person, guests can savor a three-course dinner starting with sea scallops with caramelized fennel, baby carrot and orange puree. The entrée is a braised lamb shank with white cheddar grits, sautéed greens and rainbow carrots. For dessert, enjoy a lemon ricotta cake with raspberry sauce. The restaurant’s nightly menu will be served in addition to the prix fixe option. Paisano’s opens at 5 p.m.
Open for breakfast, brunch and evening appetizers, Journey’s End at the Journey golf course features a special Easter buffet for $39 per person and $21 for children under 12. The spread includes made-to-order omelet and pancake stations, assorted freshly baked Danishes, an extensive salad station, a carving station with honey-bourbon ham and prime rib, roasted salmon, plus fresh fruit and a dessert array to make the Easter bunny jealous. Journey’s End is open from 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and is open to the public.
For an Easter dinner to remember, the Great Oak Steakhouse, winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award features a three-course prix fixe menu that starts with chilled avocado soup with jumbo lump crab and sweet peppers or a spring mix salat with hearts of palm, cucumber, pear tomatoes and Dijon vinaigrette. Guests can enjoy the succulent entre – pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, baby rainbow carrots, sweet potato au gratin in a cabernet sauvignon reduction. Save room for the carrot cake bar with mango-pineapple sauce for dessert. The restaurant’s nightly menu will also be served. The Great Oak Steakhouse opens at 5:00p.m.
Kelsey’s, the upscale American pub, offers guests special a la carte selections for Easter. Choose a spinach and artichoke stuffed Portobello mushroom appetizer for $7.50. The chef’s choice entrée is a smoked & braised bison short ribs with port wine demiglace. The short ribs are served with roasted garlic potatoes and baby rainbow carrots for $28. For dessert, opt for the springy strawberry lemon charlotte for $5.00. The dessert is $5.00. Kelsey’s is open from 11:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. and its regular menu may also be ordered from on Easter. Kelsey’s also features 48 beers on tap.
Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar offers a delectable four-course Easter dinner special for $55 per person. The first course excites with Uni (sea urchin), truffle, asparagus with chili pepper aioli. The chef prepares a second course of watermelon with scallops, cold feta cream, roasted pistachio, apricot sauce shaved prosciutto, wasabi tobiko caviar and purple micro basil. The entrée is a chicken roulade stuffed with wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomato and asparagus. It’s served with potato puree with green onion, fava beans and wild carrots with sweet honey-mustard sauce and infused chive oil. Finally for dessert, savor a white chocolate ganache with lemon gel. Umi opens at 5:00p.m. and its nightly menu will also be served.
The Pechanga Buffet is a favorite of many diners on special occasions because everyone can pick exactly what they want. The Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter dinner selections will be available from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast and brunch items abound at the Pechanga Buffet on Easter including the made-to-order omelet station, eggs benedict, chilaquiles and eggs and more. Fresh seafood options include prawns, mussels, oysters on the half shell, jumbo crab legs and more. Diners can also choose from hundreds more options from the Americana, pasta, pizza, rotisserie, Mexican, Asian, soup and salad, grill and the carving stations. Leave room for desserts because the make your own sundae bar, freshly baked pastries, cookies, pies, cakes and more sweet treats await. Dinner at the Pechanga Buffet is served starting at 3:00p.m. on Easter Sunday. Prices are $32.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages three to 11. Children under three are free.
Pechanga Resort & Casino and Journey’s End features complimentary valet parking. Reservations are strongly recommended for Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s and Journey’s End. 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.
About Pechanga Resort & Casino
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