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New Louisiana-inspired restaurant now open at Delta Downs

15 February 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- "Life is absolutely delicious" at Rosewater Grill and Tavern – a comfortable, inviting steak and seafood dining concept, delivered with Louisiana flair – now open at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.

"With Rosewater Grill & Tavern, we've sought to create a delicious and comfortable dining experience that will appeal to foodies and long-time Delta Downs customers alike," said Steve Kuypers, Vice President and General Manager. Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. "Rosewater Grill & Tavern is all about great service, a beautifully designed space, and, of course, bold flavors inspired by this great state."

Entering the restaurant from Delta Downs' promenade, Rosewater patrons are greeted by a façade of whitewashed brick and dark timber cladding. Just inside the main entry is the tavern, boasting an impressive array of large flat-panel televisions – making it the perfect spot to watch the big game. Imagined as a modern interpretation of a traditional pub, the tavern features checkered wood flooring and upholstered walls adorned with nailhead trim. Hanging overhead are custom-designed bird cage chandeliers, juxtaposed against smartly tailored architectural detailing.

Behind the tavern room is the dining area, featuring a series of terraced dining spaces with a panoramic view of the Delta Downs racetrack. Circular banquettes, each with their own swing-arm light fitting above, add a decidedly upscale appearance. Playful violet dining chairs add warmth and a sense of casual elegance.

Begin your experience in the welcoming, casual tavern. Whet your appetite with a selection from Rosewater's array of hand-crafted cocktails, including the Backwoods Front Porch, a Half & Half of iced tea and homemade lemonade, served with a potent kick of Firefly Peach Moonshine; or the Sinless Sangria, a divine mix of Merlot, Christian Brothers brandy, limes, strawberries, pineapple juice and orange juice.

Hungry? Enjoy lighter, casual fare in the tavern, or bold, unique twists on traditional steak and seafood dishes in the main restaurant.

Tavern selections include: Bronzed Chicken Wings, tossed in your choice of sauce and served with a side of pickled green tomatoes; Rosewater Crab Cake Sliders, finished with roasted red pepper cream sauce; or Street Tacos, a unique combination of grilled gulf shrimp, cilantro, red cabbage, lime, avocado, chives and chimichurri sauce.

Diners seeking a more traditional steakhouse dining experience will delight in the restaurant's menu of bold flavors, each featuring unique twists on traditional dishes:

-- Begin with one of Rosewater's delicious starters: Jumbo crab cakes, served with remoulade sauce; a traditional chicken and sausage gumbo, slow simmered with a dark roux; or seafood bisque, finished with brandied cream sauce, and served with a choice of lobster or crab.

-- For the main entrée, try Rosewater's Louisiana-inspired twist on Fettuccini Alfredo, topped with shrimp and crab or blackened chicken.

-- Hungry for steak? Indulge your appetite with the 21-ounce bone-in ribeye. Or try the signature prime rib, slow-roasted to perfection and served with horseradish and au jus. Rosewater serves only premium 1855 Black Angus beef.

Rosewater Grill and Tavern is the first new concept to premiere in Boyd Gaming's $45 million expansion and enhancement of Delta Downs. Over the coming year, Delta Downs will be adding a 167-room hotel tower, redesigning its existing 200 hotel rooms, and introducing additional dining concepts.

"We appreciate the business of our long-time customers, and we hope they enjoy the enhanced entertainment experience we are creating at Delta Downs," said Ted Bogich, Executive Vice President, Operations for Boyd Gaming. "Whether you're a long-time customer or a first-time visitor, this expansion will provide a great new reason to experience Delta Downs' unique brand of hospitality."

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