Tulalip Resort Casino: Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

by Shona Milne on November 6, 2016

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The Culinary Team is Whipping Up Thanksgiving Madness Throughout The Resort

Tulalip, Washington — Thanksgiving Day celebrations are abundant this year for the whole family at Tulalip Resort Casino. The esteemed culinary team at Tulalip are whipping up turkey madness for November 24. Below are highlights of the featured feasts from around the Resort, such as relaxed-casual and modern-sophisticated dining. There’s even a traditional buffet experience to enjoy. This year, there’s something for everyone.

Modern-Sophisticated Dining

Tulalip Bay Chef/GM Jeremy Taisey’s Thanksgiving Day specials include Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade with wild boar bacon and maple vinaigrette and Sage Cured Confit of Turkey Leg served with cranberry, Cointreau preserves, and crispy skin. Both dishes are served with homemade focaccia, hazelnut and porcini stuffing, sous vide endive with wild mushroom and butternut squash puree, and a pumpkin spiced marshmallow toadstool. For those looking for something other than Turkey, Chef Jeremy will also be preparing dishes from the regular menu.

To enjoy alongside this flavorful turkey dinner, Sommelier Tommy Thompson has selected a Duet of Wine Pairing for $18, which includes a 2012 Domaine Philippe Alliet, Chinon ‘Côteaux de Noiré’ Cabernet Franc and a 2015 Domaine Huet, Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Première Trie from France’s Loire Valley.

The special dinner pricing is $40 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. Regular menu pricing will vary. To reserve a table from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1100.

Blackfish is offering up a special Thanksgiving dinner special of Apple Smoked Roast Turkey with hazelnut-sausage stuffing, roasted root vegetables, cranberry relish with port & figs, havarti mashed potatoes, and cider gravy. It will be paired alongside Chef David Buchanan’s seafood centric menu, which pays tribute to regional Northwest ingredients and Tulalip tradition. For dessert, a special Pumpkin Flan for $8 was added to the sweet line-up.

The Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, visionary cocktails, and microbrews fill out the experience at Blackfish.

The Blackfish Thanksgiving dinner special is priced at $31 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. Regular menu pricing will vary. To book a spot from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1500.

Casual Dining

The Draft Sports Grill and Bar is serving up a classic dinner special of Smoked Turkey Pot Pie with a sweet potato biscuit top and cranberry apple salad for $15. The regular menu will also be available. To reserve a spot at The Draft for parties of 8 or more from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. call (360) 716 1625, or email here. For more information, visit tulalipresort.com.

Missing Grandma’s Turkey Dinner? Cedars Cafe Chef Brent Clarkson is offering up his Grandmother’s Turkey recipe for all to enjoy. Guests can partake in Roasted Turkey carved to order with Champagne cranberry sauce, scratch-made sage andouille stuffing, and a vegetable medley. Dinner comes with a choice of soup or house salad; also includes garlic mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and/or baked sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar for $18.95 per person plus sales tax and gratuity.

If turkey is not your thing, try Clarkson’s Slow Roasted Prime Rib, which is hand-rubbed with Cedar’s special blend of seasonings and slowly roasted to perfection. It is served with natural au jus and ranch style horseradish cream. This dish comes with a choice of soup or house salad; and garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, or rice pilaf. Ordering options include a 12 ounce cut for $24, or a 16 ounce cut for $28, plus tax and gratuity.

Add a sweet finish to the holiday meal by savoring one of Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s House-made Pumpkin Pie Tart. The individual tarts come with cinnamon whipped cream and candied pecans for $6.

The regular menu pricing will vary and are exclusive of sales tax and gratuity. Available seating starts at 11:00 a.m. To reserve a spot, call (360) 716-1276.

Buffet Fun

Eagles Buffet Chef John Jadamec is serving up Thanksgiving dinner and more in a big way all day, starting at 9 a.m.

Menu highlights include entrees of Slow Roasted Turkey with house-made turkey gravy; Tur-duck-en — a turkey stuffed with a duck and a chicken (limited quantities); Slow Roast Rosemary Garlic Prime Rib; Kansas City BBQ Beef Ribs; Smoked Salmon Pasta; Baked Lemon Dill Wild Salmon; Fish and Chips; Seafood Mac and Cheese with shrimp, crab, and scallops; and Pot Roast.

No buffet would be complete without an array of sides to choose from, such as Yams and Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow, Corn on the Cob, Corn Bread Stuffing, Warm Orange Cranberry Sauce, Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Dungeness Crab and Artichoke Dip, Large Fresh Salad Bar, and Eagles Buffet Clam Chowder.

For the sweet-tooth lovers in the group, a dessert selection will be offered of Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream and many more special desserts, such as an assortment of mini pies, seasonal dessert bars, and cupcakes.

Thanksgiving dishes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with limited breakfast until noon. Seating at Eagles Buffet is on a first come first served basis. Pricing for adults is $24.95 and children ages 2-10 is $13.95 plus sales tax and gratuity.

For more information about Tulalip Casino Resort “or Thanksgiving,” visit tulalipresort.com.

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About Tulalip Resort Casino
Award winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four Diamond resort’s world class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and 7 dining venues, including the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret; a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s; and Seattle Premium Outlets, featuring more than 122 name brand retail discount shops. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations please call (866) 716-7162.

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