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Foxwoods offering Christmas, New Year's dining specials

14 December 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is serving up holiday feasts on Christmas Day and again on New Year's Eve for guests and their families who want to dine on spectacular cuisine available at select restaurants throughout the resort.

From casual to gourmet, Foxwoods will offer an astonishing array of a la carte and prix fixe menus that are sure to delight everyone this holiday season.

CHRISTMAS DAY MENUS

Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Decadence will be plentiful at Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge this Christmas with a three-course menu that will satisfy any taste. Following a robust baby spinach salad that includes candied walnuts and honey cranberry herb vinaigrette, guests can choose from a perfectly braised filet mignon, half Colorado lamb rack or a baked stuffed sole with citrus beurre blanc with parmesan & chive risotto. Culminating this feast will be a chocolate Chambord cake with crème fraiche ice cream and raspberry gel. Cedars Dining Room will offer this sumptuous Christmas Day dinner from 5-10 p.m.

Paragon Restaurant
A holiday favorite for guests seeking the best gastronomic fare available, Paragon will once again present a $65 prix fixe Christmas dinner that will feature a world-class, three-course dinner with starter choices including a seasonal bourbon-scented butternut squash soup, choice of entrée highlighted by Christmas goose, porcelet or burgundy lamb shank, and a French-inspired buchette marron for dessert. Paragon will serve from 5-10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Al Dente
Foxwoods' fine Italian restaurant offers another exceptional alternative to traditional Christmas fare by offering Antipasti including grilled flatbread with lobster, fresh herb ricotta and tomato chive tritatta or Sicilian rice balls with prosciutto, sweet peas and mozzarella, and a main course of an 11 oz. veal rib chop, asparagus, truffle risotto and barolo sauce. Al Dente will be open on Christmas Day from 5-10 p.m.

Veranda Café
For a traditional yet price-conscious Christmas Day dining option, Veranda Café will serve a customary baked Christmas ham with pineapple glaze, candied yams and fresh vegetables. Veranda Café guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with apple cranberry bread pudding complete with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Veranda Café's Christmas Day dinner menu will be available 7-9 p.m.

NEW YEAR'S EVE MENUS

Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge and Cedars Dining Room and will be in full swing on New Year's Eve with extensive menu options throughout Foxwoods' signature steak house. For a casual quick bite, Cedars Bar & Lounge will have many popular items available from Buffalo Wings and a full raw bar to delicious sandwiches. For those with a heartier appetite, Cedars Bar & Lounge will also offer a selection of entrees including prime rib and cedar-plank salmon. A formal dining experience will be served in Cedars Dining Room. A full complement of steaks & other entrees, including 45-day dry-aged rib-eye and surf & turf will be available, along with lobster bisque and desserts by Chef Franck Iglesias to top off any great meal. Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge will be open 5 p.m. to midnight.

Paragon
Paragon's New Year's Eve will be the ultimate luxury dining experience for guests seeking the best of the best to ring in 2016. Paragon's prix fixe menu will showcase the highest-quality cuisine and guest service available anywhere. Prepared by award-winning chefs, discerning guests will delight in a seven-course epicurean indulgence that includes an unmatched selection of seafood, beef, vegetable and cheeses, all in the elegant atmosphere of Foxwoods' AAA Four Diamond dining outlet. A supplemental pairing will be available for Paragon guests. Paragon will serve 5 p.m. to midnight.

Al Dente
For a New Year's celebration with flair, Foxwoods diners are invited to feast upon an array of authentic and traditional Italian fare at Al Dente. Appetizers such as salumi e formaggi and melanzane al forno will get guests in the mood for an unforgettable experience. Entree selections include caprese salad, salmonata, zuppa di pesce and vitello marsala. In true Italian style, a pistachio torta and biscotti cheesecake will round out this not-to-be-missed spread. Al Dente will open 5 p.m. to midnight.

Veranda Café
Veranda Café will offer a traditional and convenient New Year's Eve menu beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31. Selections include grilled rib-eye & shrimp with roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh vegetables along with a delectable chocolate caramel cake with bourbon caramel sauce.

Christmas Day and New Year's Eve dinner reservations at any of these or any other Foxwoods Resort Casino dining outlets can be made by calling 1-800-369-9663, or by logging onto Foxwoods' website.

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