Chocolate Decadence & Pechanga Wine Festival

Valentine’s Day plans can be made easy this year by making a date for the Chocolate Decadence & Pechanga Wine Festival. Hundreds of wine varieties, sweet and savory chocolate confections, gourmet food samples, live music, a silent auction, and helping out a good cause are all on the agenda for Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11, at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets for the 9th annual Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival are currently on sale. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or visit Proceeds from both events benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

Chocolate Decadence on Friday, February 11, features more than 30 wine varietals that have been shown to masterfully partner with chocolate and other sweet desserts. The event runs from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. and is $55 per person. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, chocolate and confection tasting, live music and silent auction. VIP tickets are $75 and include early entry at 5:30 p.m., an upgraded souvenir wine glass, fruit and cheese plates, passed hors d’oeurves, as well as all inclusions of general admission tickets.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Destinations

San Diego Food FindsFor visitors and locals alike these restaurants are sure to provide unforgettable evenings offering both traditional Thanksgiving buffets with favorites like roasted turkey and herb stuffing, to three and four-course dinners with unique savory and sweet selections.

Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa | Mission Bay

Gather at Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Tidal, right on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay for a coastal dining experience this Thanksgiving. Chef Dan Tangalin welcomes you to taste a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner with optional wine pairings. Seasonal savory menu highlights include apple and walnut salad, butternut squash soup, brown sugar brined free range turkey, maple leaf duck breast, apple cider-coriander glazed pork cheeks, and more followed by delectable desserts such as pumpkin mousse. Reservations are recommended and available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Adults $65, wine pairings $25, kids $32) with vegetarian and kids options available. To make a reservation call, 858.490.6363.

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Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

holiday-dinner-at-pechangaCooking for family and friends for the holidays can be a labor of love, however, it still is labor. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, the acclaimed culinary team at Pechanga Resort & Casino invite would-be home chefs to pick up drive-thru holiday dinners with all the fixings and pass it off as their own. No one at the dinner party has to know that all you did was call to place the order, drive into the Pechanga valet lane, and have a helpful staff member put your order in your car for you. Pots and pans stay clean, you get more time to catch up on family gossip, and maybe even enjoy a hard-earned holiday libation. After all, dialing the phone is hard work since no one does that anymore, right?

To order Thanksgiving dinner to go, call (951) 770-2307 by November 21. Call by December 23 to reserve Christmas dinner to go. All orders may be picked up from Pechanga’s hotel valet outside Blends Coffee & Wine Bar on Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) and Sunday, December 25 (Christmas) between 11:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.

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