Christmas Day dining options offered at Pala Casino

PALA – The culinary experts at Pala Casino Spa & Resort have announced a variety of options will be offered for those wishing to dine out on Christmas Day. Choices the Buffet, the Oak Room steakhouse, and Pala Café will each have special holiday meals.

Choices, the largest buffet in Southern California, will tempt palates with holiday favorites and many special selections including chilled Canadian King Crab, a selection of house-made sushi, oysters on the half shell, butter-poached baby lobster tail, teriyaki salmon fillet, chilled snow crab cluster, Chinese-style stir-walnut shrimp, Asian roasted duck, carved roasted prime bone-in rib eye, grilled bone-in rib eye steaks, chateaubriand beef, French crusted pork rack, honey mustard lamb rack, honey and clove-glazed holiday ham and lobster bisque soup. A brunch menu also will be served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pala’s award-winning Pastry Chef Albert Cruz also will offer his decadent selection of over 80 desserts. The feasting can begin for just $36 per person; discounts for Pala Privileges card members. Reservations are suggested for parties of 10 or more. Call (760) 510-2299 or email [email protected]

The Oak Room steakhouse will offer a Christmas Day dinner of chateaubriand with soufflé potatoes and baby vegetables in béarnaise sauce with a red wine reduction; coconut-battered shrimp with mango cranberry chutney, or escargots in a creamy garlic sauce bake with a brioche crust and lobster bisque or a Caesar salad, with Chef Albert’s yule log for dessert, all for $65 per person. Oak Room reservations may be made at (760) 510-5100.

Pala Cafe will tempt Christmas Day diners with a special bone-in prime rib of beef in natural juices with wild mushrooms, bread pudding and corn and crab chowder with puff pastry and Chef Albert’s yule log for $29.95 per person. Seating is open.

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