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2010: Arizona Grand Resort Offers Fabulous Feasts for the Entire Family This Holiday Season

The Lobby Grill showcases its gourmet buffets for Thanksgiving and Christmas

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (November 2, 2010) – Arizona Grand Resort, one of the premier family resorts in Phoenix, is offering delicious seasonal menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas to help add that gourmet touch to any holiday celebration.  This year’s menus are truly mouthwatering.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet
Arizona Grand Resort’s Lobby Grill will offer a gourmet Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 25.  Families will enjoy a delicious traditional feast without the preparation and clean-up. The buffet is priced at $44.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 5 to12, with children four and under eating free.

The Thanksgiving menu will feature a main entrée including carved to order Heritage Turkey, Mesquite Smoked Prime Rib of Beef, Apricot Glazed Cedar Plank Loch Duart Salmon Filets, Herb and Pine Nut Crusted Rack of Baby New Zealand Lamb, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Accoutrements to the main course include Wild Mushroom Bisque, Mixed Baby Greens Salad, Arugula, Watercress and Frisse Salad, Traditional Waldorf Salad, Greek Salad, Traditional Sage Stuffing, Chicken Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, Butter Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cinnamon Yams with Candied Pecans and Marshmallow Gratin, Haricot Vert with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Beehive Cheddar and Crispy Buttermilk Onion Rings and Roasted Root Vegetable Medley.

For the grand finale, the dessert offerings include Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Pecan Tart, Sour Cherry Clafoutis, Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon Whipped Crème, and Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake.

Arizona Grand Resort’s Lobby Grill will offer a gourmet Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 25. The buffet is priced at $44.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 5 to 12, with children four and under eating free.

The Christmas menu will feature a main entrée including carved to order Rosemary and Garlic Crusted Prime Rib of Beef, Pastrami Spiced Steamship of Pork, Gremolata Rubbed Rotisserie Chicken, Miso and Mustard Glazed Cedar Plank Loch Duart Salmon Filets, and Pumpkin and Spinach Gnocchi.

A large selection of salads and sides will be presented including Lobster Bisque with Sherry Cream, Mixed Baby Greens, Baby Spinach Salad, Roasted Baby Beets, Orzo Antipasto Salad, Butter Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, Thyme and Smoked Paprika Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans with Slivered Almond and Fresh Lemon, and Herb Glazed Carrots.

The dessert station is sure to satisfy every sweet tooth with its Chocolate Cherry Yule Log, Eggnog Cheesecake, Caramel Crunch Torte, Banana and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce, Ginger Mousse Torte and Cranberry Toffee Torte.

Holiday menus are available online at the Arizona Grand Resort website at  For Lobby Grill restaurant reservations call 602-431-6476.

About Arizona Grand Resort
Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve and boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villa accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently completed a $52-million redesign to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, a challenging 18-hole golf course, seven unique dining venues, the full service Arizona Grand Athletic Club & Spa and 117,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000-square-foot exhibit pavilion. Arizona Grand Resort is managed by Classic Hotels & Resorts (CHR), an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP). GCP is one of the premier commercial and residential developers in the western United States. During the past 45 years, GCP has built, developed and managed more than 14 million square feet of high-quality properties, including Arizona Biltmore, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall. Additional information is available at, and

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For more information on the Arizona Grand Resort, or to arrange an interview or fact check a story, please contact:

   Emily Dille, Marketing Manager
   8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
   p: 602-659-6312


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