Thanksgiving Roundup

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:50 pm | No comments | Columns, The Pampered Palate

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For the first time ever, Mastro’s Palm Desert (along with Mastro’s locations all across Los Angeles), will be open for Thanksgiving Dinner next week, starting at 4pm!

Forget about your aunt’s dry turkey and start a brand new tradition with juicy steaks, sumptuous seafood and martinis! (no cleanup!!).

Holiday Cocktails: Mastro’s is known for their incredible cocktails, and for the holidays, we would love for you to consider including the Salted Caramel Martini, the blood orange Ruby Slippers Cocktail, or the festive Mastros StripSteakPomegranate Martini.

Holiday Shopping & Mastro’s: For those out doing their holiday shopping, Mastro’s is the perfect place to treat yourself when you are all done!

Mastro’s Palm Desert in The Gardens On El Paseo at 73405 El Paseo #120, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-836-9351.


 


WORKSHOP KITCHEN + BAR CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WITH A LA CART MENU, NEW BAR PROGRAM & BAR MANAGER

Workshop kitchen barRecent James Beard Award winner, Workshop Kitchen + Bar has completed tinkering with its annual Thanksgiving menu highlighting seasonal local farm inventory in Palm Springs. The specialty menu is a curated collection of traditional Thanksgiving offerings and modern takes on less traditional holiday food items. Locals and Visitors will also get to enjoy master craft bartender Dave Castillo, who has been meticulously working on a new bar program blending both an adventurist and naturalist approach to craft cocktails. This holiday season, Workshop Kitchen + Bar is the perfect destination for those looking to give thanks, whether visiting with family and friends or looking to make new friends at the communal table.

The sumptuous á la cart menu includes House – Brinded + Duck Fat Fried Organic Diestel Farms Turkey, homemade winter-spiced cranberry + apple preserves, marjoram pan gravy. For the pescaterian’s we offer Diver Scallops, diced greens with pickled vegetables, fermented grilled kabocha squash, pork crackling, and porcini foam.

Several savory sides include Sweet Potato Casserole with serrano chilie, cream, pecan streusel, melted house-made marshmallow and Shaved Brussels, featuring toasted hazelnuts, persimmon, pomegranate, aged balsamico, olive oil, shaved pecorino romano. Dessert options include Sweet Tamal, pineapple, pistachio, white raisin, candied citrus and hand crafted honey thyme ice cream or Rye + Ginger Crème Brulee.

A new season always brings new changes. Workshop has revamped its bar program with the help of Craft Bartender Dave Castillo. Castillo, formerly of 320 Main in Seal Beach, brings his unique approach and skill set to WKB. Balancing an adventurist and naturalist cocktail philosophy, his creations often showcase that less can be more and comfort zones don’t exist. A sommelier who studied under acclaimed sommelier Michael Jordan, Castillo not only has a solid education in the alcohol world, he brings a collection of awards along with him.

One of the new cocktails added to the menu is the Jack Rose; applejack, house-made grenadine, lime juice, marasca cherry. popular in the 20’s and 30’s, even mentioned in “the sun also rises” when Jake (narrator) talks about drinking a jack rose while waiting for Brett at the Hotel de Crillon Bar For more info on Workshop visit: www.workshoppalmsprings.com.


 

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Enjoy A Delicious Thanksgiving Special & Thrilling Football Action

Tortoise Rock Oasis GrilleTortoise Rock Casino is offering guests a tasty Thanksgiving meal with a special Turkey Sandwich and all the trimmings served in Oasis Grille all day on Thursday, November 26. Thrilling football action will also begin at 5:30 p.m. at Shelly’s Lounge.

Oasis Grille will be serving a delectable Open Faced Turkey Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce and gravy for all Thanksgiving diners to enjoy for only $8.29 all day.

After the meal, stay and play on one of the seven table games, or try your hand at some of today’s most popular slot machines. Also, don’t miss watching the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers shown live in Shelly’s Lounge. During the game, enjoy amazing Happy Hour specials including $3 Coronas, $2 off well drinks, $3 domestic pints, $4 Blue Moon pints and $4 margaritas and daiquiris. Oasis Grille will also serve up food specials, including hot dog and fries for just $4 and movie-style nachos for only $3. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.

Tortoise Rock Casino is located at 736-829 Baseline Road in Twentynine Palms. From Highway 62 going east, take a right on Adobe Road. Everyone 18 years of age and over can join the non-stop sizzling gaming action at Tortoise Rock Casino. For more information, visit www.TortoiseRockCasino.com.


 

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO

Spotlight29Delicious Dining, Great Entertainment, Exciting Football and A Chance to Win A Lincoln MKZ

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with a cornucopia of festivities, including an exceptional Thanksgiving buffet at Café Capitata, hilarious comedian Damon Wayans at the Spotlight Showroom, exciting Football action and a chance to enter to win a Lincoln MKZ, along with cash and amazing prizes!

Enjoy all of the Thanksgiving classics at Spotlight 29 Casino’s Café Capitata with an all-inclusive Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., for only $23.95 per person. Turkey dinner on a holiday dinner table; Shutterstock ID 114833704; PO: The Huffington Post; Job: The Huffington Post; Client: The Huffington Post; Other: The Huffington PostCafé Capitata’s traditional and delicious Thanksgiving feast is filled with all of the scrumptious holiday favorites. A carving station with delicious turkey and tender, juicy prime rib and all of the trimmings will be presented, including mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, creamed spinach, green beans and more. The Thanksgiving buffet will have other selections the whole family will enjoy, such as ham, salmon, pork shanks, penne pasta with shrimp, chicken Oscar, as well as Asian and Mexican dishes. A succulent seafood station featuring peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters, mussels and sushi is also offered. Topping off this decadent Thanksgiving feast, guests can relish in a variety of desserts, from pies, cakes and cream puffs to fresh fruit tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries to name a few.

Thanksgiving Day wouldn’t be complete without thrilling football action, so don’t miss watching the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers at Hot Spot. Great food and beverage specials, plus a live radio remote with KPLM The Big 106 will take place. Specials include 16 oz. domestic draft beers for $3, limon margarita rocks for $3, well cocktails for $4 and pitchers for $7.50. Hot Spot will also offer $3 hot dogs and $4 wings. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.

Spotlight 29 Casino is also giving Thanksgiving guests the chance to win some cash in their Football Cash Giveaway. Guests will relish in the chance to win their share of $500 before Black Friday shopping commences. Cash drawings are held at the end of every quarter. Club 29 Players Card holders can get their free drawing ticket after 4 p.m. at Hot Spot.

In addition to the Football Cash Giveaway, Spotlight 29 Casino presents guests with the chance to win live chips and match play in their Football Table Games Hot Seat. One lucky winner will win $100 in live chips plus $50 in match play at the end of every quarter. Players must be rated for 20 minutes prior to each drawing time to be eligible to win.

For more information, please call 760-775-5566 or visit www.Spotlight29.com.

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