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Arizona Grand Resort Offers New Dessert-To-Go Menu for Holiday Season

Resort’s gourmet desserts are convenient alternatives to hours of do-it-yourself baking for the holidays

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (November 16, 2009) – Arizona Grand Resort aims to make the holiday season run smoothly for families this year by offering its new Dessert-To-Go Menu. The new line of desserts are perfect for those who look forward to the season’s sweet indulgences, but don’t have the time or inclination to spend hours in the kitchen baking for themselves. The new menu will be offered through the Marketplace Café and available for ordering from November 16 to December 22.

Executive Pastry Chef George Rugel has developed a line of mouth-watering desserts* described as “classics with a twist.” His new take on cheesecake becomes Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake with an Oreo Cookie Crust ($22.00) while apple pie turns into a delectable Deep Dish Apple Pie with Citrus Butter and Cranberries ($18.00). Chef Rugel also offers a contemporary version of a traditional Yule log consisting of a Brandied Cherry Yule Log with Chocolate Butter Cream and a thin layer of Chocolate Ganache ($20.00). Other tempting items include a Carrot Pecan Cake with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting ($22.00), a Whiskey Pecan Tart ($18.00) a spiced Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream (16.00) and a Flourless Chocolate Torte ($22.00) for those looking for a gluten-free option.

Desserts must be ordered 48 hours in advance by calling (602) 431-6588. Customers can pick up orders at the Marketplace Café inside the Arizona Grand Resort Lobby. The Marketplace Café will continue to offer single serving desserts from the everyday menu for day of purchases as well.

The Arizona Grand Resort is located at 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix near I-10 and Baseline Road.

*Artwork for desserts available upon request

About Arizona Grand Resort
The 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 Villas accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property completed a $52 million renovation 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, an award-winning 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 independently owned and operated by an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP), 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 the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall. More information on the Resort is available at

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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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