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Talking Stick Resort Christmas Dining 2016

Shanna Wolfe, RIESTER,, (602) 462-2246
Jessica Isner, RIESTER,, (602) 462-2266


Talking Stick Resort to Serve Christmas Dinner at Six Property Restaurants
Abundant prix fixe and supplemental options available Dec. 24 and 25

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Dec. 13, 2016) – If you can’t be home for holidays this year, celebrate Christmas dinner at one of Talking Stick Resort’s acclaimed restaurants. All six of the property’s dining venues, including the hotel’s signature restaurant. Orange Sky, will feature either prix fixe offerings or special holiday menus in addition to their regular offerings. Each created in an effort to ensure the holidays are merry and bright for every guest.

Orange Sky

Christmas Day will be a delight at Orange Sky, Located on the hotel’s 15th floor with panoramic views of the Valley, the restaurant will serve a special menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Begin with a Lobster Bisque with black truffle cream and corn madeleines, followed by an Endive and Pear Salad with spiced wine dressing, brie and a dried fruit tart. For an entrée, choose from three options: a Slow Roasted Creek Stone Prime Rib with white cheddar scalloped potatoes, a Mediterranean Bass with lemon-caper butter or a Veal Osso Bucco with creamy farro. Finish off with a selection of seasonal desserts. Prix Fixe: $72; available in addition to the regular menu.

Ocean Trail

The property’s award-winning seafood bar will serve a Christmas Day meal from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Begin with a Pear Salad with gorgonzola cheese and a mustard vinaigrette, followed by the Maine Lobster and Crab Cake with spicy Newburg sauce, steamed fingerling potatoes and fresh corn on the cob. Dessert is a Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry Tart. Prix Fixe: $48; available in addition to the regular menu.

Wandering Horse Buffet: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Talking Stick Resort’s nationally-renowned international buffet will feature Roasted American Kobe Beef, Fine Herb Crusted Turkey, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Oysters on the Half Shell, King Crab Legs, Black Mussels and much more.

On Christmas Day, the buffet will be open for brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will serve Florentine Eggs Benedict, Praline-Myers Rum French Toast, Belgian Waffles, omelets made to order and more. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., a full dinner spread will be available, including Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Porcini Dusted Sea Bass, Charbroiled American Kobe Steaks, Seafood Ceviche and more. Christmas Eve: $52.95 for adults (including champagne toast), $19.95 for children; Christmas Day: $59.95 for adults (including champagne toast), $19.95 for children.

The Arena Poker Room

Don’t miss a second of poker action while you dine at The Arena Poker Room on Christmas Day. Start off with the Fall Harvest Salad, served with spinach, blue cheese, cranberries, walnuts, tomatoes and avocado with a walnut raspberry vinaigrette. A Classic Carved Ham will be the main course, prepared with roasted mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Dessert is a Black Forest Torte. The Christmas menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Prix Fixe: $15; available in addition to the regular menu.

Blue Coyote Cantina

Blue Coyote Cantina will celebrate Christmas with a Southwestern twist, offering Pork Chile Verde Tamales in a steamed masa husk with Spanish-style basmati rice and roasted chili-dusted vegetables. For dessert, a traditional Mexican favorite – Tres Leches – will be served with coconut and fresh fruit. Stop in any time between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Prix Fixe: $12; available in addition to the regular menu.

Blue Coyote Café

Christmas Day dining at Blue Coyote Café will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Blue Coyote Cantina. Start with a cup of soup or a house salad, then enjoy a 12-ounce Grilled Pork Porterhouse, served with roasted garlic mash, root vegetables ragout and a cranberry-ginger demi glaze. Finish off with an Almond Florentine Cup with crème patisserie, diced kiwi and strawberries. Prix fixe: $19.95; available in addition to the regular menu.

Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Indian Bend Road, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, 240,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.


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