SPECIAL MENUS REVEALED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR’S EVE AT AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA AND SPA RESORT CASINO DINING VENUES

ALSO ON NEW YEAR’S EVE, SPA RESORT CASINO AND AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA WILL HOST NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES AT BOTH PROPERTIES

Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, Calif. (December 11, 2018) – Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and Spa Resort Casino will celebrate the holiday season with special dining celebrations on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019. For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa will present special customized dining menus at Waters Café, the Grand Palms Buffet, and the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant The Steakhouse. Spa Resort Casino will offer a special Christmas Day and New Year’s Day feasts in the newly reopened Oasis Buffet and pre fixe menus at The Steakhouse for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

 

Spa Resort Casino’s holiday dining festivities will include:

 

Christmas Day Feast at Oasis Buffet
At Spa Resort Casino’s recently remodeled Oasis Buffet, an assortment of holiday favorites will be available, including duck À la Montmorency, Osso Buco, rotisserie chicken, cornbread stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, Champagne asparagus cream soup, roasted prime rib, and baked ham with a citrus glaze; plus, additional stations serving seafood items such as snow crab legs with cocktail sauce, a pasta station, a Pan Pacific station featuring sesame beef and curry shrimp, a Latin holiday bar serving up classic dishes such as chicken enchiladas and chile relleno, and more. The buffet will also feature an assortment of Christmas desserts, including crème brûlée, cherries jubilee with crepes, and coconut macaroons. Champagne included. Tuesday, December 25, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., $34.99 per person.

Christmas Day at The Steakhouse at Spa Resort Casino

Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2004, The Steakhouse at Spa Resort Casino will offer a Christmas day special prix fixe menu that begins with guests’ choice of heirloom tomato, arugula and Chevre goat cheese salad, or roasted butternut squash bisque; entrée choices that include petite filet and crab served with Yukon gold whipped mashed potatoes and Béarnaise sauce, half-roasted duck with fingerling potatoes, asparagus spears and Cumberland sauce, and Sole bonne femme served with cranberry wild rice, sautéed spinach and cremini mushrooms finished with a light cream sauce; ending with a Chocolate Reflection for dessert—dark chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and an elegant ganache glaze. Tuesday, December 25, 5-10 p.m., $105 per person. Reservations recommended (760) 321-2000.

 

New Year’s Eve at The Steakhouse at Spa Resort Casino

The Steakhouse at Spa Resort Casino will also offer a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu that begins with guests’ choice of jumbo crab cake, escargot, prime tenderloin beef skewers, or giant shrimp cocktail; followed by choices of lobster bisque or The Steakhouse salad. Entrée choices include prime filet mignon, surf and turf, jumbo shrimp scampi, a New York steak, broiled Chilean sea bass, or herb roasted prime rib. Guests will cap their meal off with the choice of an almond praline cup, three-layer milk chocolate ganache cake, or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Monday, December 31, 5-10 p.m., $135 per person. Reservations recommended (760) 321-2000.

 

New Year’s Day at Oasis Buffet

The Oasis Buffet will also offer a special menu on New Year’s Day featuring crab legs and prime rib. Also on the buffet for this celebratory feast will be a selection of savory entrees, fresh salads, and assorted side dishes. The festive buffet offerings for New Year’s Day will also include an array of specially made sweets for dessert. Champagne included. Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $29.99 per person.

 

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa’s holiday dining festivities will include:

 

Christmas Day at Grand Palms Buffet

At the Grand Palms Buffet, three enticing food stations will offer soups, salads, carving board selections, including slow roasted sea salt prime rib of beef and mango glazed smoke ham, and traditional American fare such as buttermilk fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and baked yams. Additional stations will offer tastes of Italy, Mexico, and Asia, plus a full dessert array with selections including tiramisu, pecan pie, yule logs, and Domingo’s Sunday Cookies. Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., $25.99 per person.

 

Christmas at Waters Café

The festive Christmas Day three-course menu at Agua Caliente’s bright and comfortable Waters Café will begin with guests’ choice of sweet corn chowder or an ice burg wedge salad with chopped bacon, tomato, Maytag blue cheese, and a creamy balsamic dressing; followed by the choice between grilled angus rib eye steak with mashed potatoes, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and winter vegetables, or baked Scottish sea farm salmon with lemon parsley gremolata, Chardonnay vin blanc, and garlic butter haricot verts; followed by a traditional chocolate yule log cake with agave whipped cream. Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m. to close, $28 per person.

 

Christmas Holiday at The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente

Agua Caliente’s fine dining experience, The Steakhouse, winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2007, will be offering a three-course menu that begins with guests’ choice of tomato crab bisque and Dungeness crab flakes, or the Steak House Waldorf salad with apples, walnuts, bacon, and celery root; two special entrée selections featuring beef wellington or veal chops beau séjour, which the choice of one interesting side per entrée. For dessert, guests will enjoy a supreme yule log with chocolate ganache and an egg nog shot. Tuesday, December 25, 4 p.m. to close, $78 per person. Reservations recommended (760) 321-2000.

 

New Year’s Eve at Waters Café

Waters Café will offer a three-course New Year’s Eve menu that begins with a Boston Bibb salad featuring crispy smoked bacon, vine ripened tomatoes, Maytag bleu cheese, crispy shaved onions, and a creamy balsamic dressing. As an entrée, guests will enjoy prime rib of beef served with mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, and au jus and creamy horseradish. Dessert will include a house made chocolate ganache cake with agave whipped cream, fresh berries, and a chocolate cigar. Monday, December 31, 4 p.m. to midnight, $35 per person.

 

New Year’s Eve at Grand Palms Buffet

The Grand Palms Buffet New Year’s Eve feast will include three inviting food stations offering a selection of soups such as lobster bisque and chicken vegetable minestrone, salads including oven roasted beet salad and southwestern Caesar salad, carving board selections ranging from herbed roasted tom turkey to leg of lamb dijonnaise, and a wood broiled station serving angus beef steaks, smoked beef ribs, and 24 hour brine pork chops. A sauté and roasted bar will feature roasted lemon rosemary chicken and sautéed shrimp and scallop scampi, and a baked and fried area will feature crispy sweet potato fries, baked pepperoni pizza, whipped Yukon potatoes, and pistachio brown sugar crusted large baked brie in a sour dough loaf, plus more. Guests can end their meal with a variety of dessert selections, including spiced apple cheesecake, pecan pie, crêpes Suzette, and apple cobbler. Monday, December 31, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., $38.99 per person.

 

New Year’s Eve at The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente

Agua Caliente’s Steakhouse will offer a New Year’s Eve set menu that starts with guests’ choice of an asparagus mimosa salad featuring local farms asparagus, chopped boiled eggs, citrus champagne vinaigrette, crème fraiche, and caviar, or a shrimp and lobster pot pie; followed by entrée selections that include a prime filet lobster Oscar with truffle rosti potato, roasted Cipollini, and hollandaise sauce, or prime rib eye and jumbo stuffed shrimp with crab. Dessert choices include a special NYE layered “Chocolate Opera” featuring vanilla bean gelato, a chocolate cigar, and a trio of berry compote, or a signature warm banana butter cake served with banana de leche gelato, raspberry sauce, and Florentines. Monday, December 31, 4 p.m. to close, $135 per person.

 

Also on New Year’s Eve, Spa Resort Casino and Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa will host New Year’s Eve parties at both properties on Monday, December 31. The events will be marked by special performances by the electrifying rock stars from the original cast of Broadway’s groundbreaking musical “Rock of Ages” at Spa Resort Casino, and Southern California’s premier dance band, Pop Vinyl, will bring their high-energy performance of crowd-pleasing hits to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.

 

The Spa Resort Casino “Rockin’ 80s New Year’s Eve” outdoor party in downtown Palm Springs kicks off at 8 p.m. with DJ Dense, family activities, and food and drink offerings. Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” band takes the stage at 10:30 p.m., followed by a countdown and fireworks spectacular at midnight. For more information, visit www.sparesortcasino.com. Advance priced tickets are still available.

 

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa’s “Totally Awesome 80s New Year’s Eve Bash” starts at 9 p.m. in Rancho Mirage. For more information, visit www.hotwatercasino.com.

 

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Recommended property in Rancho Mirage, ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards, and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs offer the hottest slots, a variety of table games, and high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a gorgeous resort setting. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is also home to the Forbes Four-Star Sunstone Spa and The Show, the premier concert theater in Southern California featuring a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and Spa Resort Casino are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and Indian Canyons Golf Resort.