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Thanksgiving at the Wigwam Highlights Local Arizona Fare

Historic West Valley Resort Serves Up Two Thanksgiving Day Dining Experiences, Offers At-Home Cooks A Chef’s Hotline For Holiday Cooking Tips

Phoenix, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2010) – The legendary Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa will offer two Thanksgiving Day dinner experiences for Valley families, including a plated feast in the ballroom highlighting local Arizona produce and a stunning holiday buffet overlooking the resort’s golf course fairways at The Grill.

A special weekend for the historic Arizona resort, Thanksgiving Day also celebrates the resort’s 81st year after first opening on the holiday back in 1929. In addition to offering family-style and buffet dinner, the resort will serve as a resource for at-home cooks preparing their own holiday meals with the Wigwam Holiday Chef’s Hotline. A holiday care package drive for the troops will also be hosted Thanksgiving Day for Blue Star Moms.

This Thanksgiving, the Wigwam is offering the following:

  • Thanksgiving Day Family-Style Dinner, Served 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Mohave Ballroom.

Featuring a local menu with Arizona produce and fare, enjoy a plated family-style meal in the grand Mohave Ballroom. Start with a farm fresh salad featuring local farm baby greens and goat cheese, sun-dried cranberries and candied walnuts. Family-style entrees feature Arizona honey-rubbed ham and southwest-spiced Tom turkey, accompanied by sautéed local green beans, focaccia and forest mushroom stuffing, roasted garlic and herb smashed potatoes and sweet potato soufflé. For dessert, interactive chef’s stations will feature homemade crepes filled with cinnamon-spiced Granny Smith apples and gourmet doughnuts with vanilla, chocolate, caramel, raspberry and mango dipping sauces.
$45 for adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Reservations suggested, call (623) 856-1094.

  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner at The Grill, Served 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at The Grill at the Wigwam

With sweeping views overlooking the resort’s picturesque greens and fairways, The Grill will feature a holiday buffet dinner. Local fruits, a farmer’s green salad and fresh cranberry sauce with cilantro, caramelized ginger and orange zest will accompany a line-up of favorite holiday side dishes. Choose from savory corn bread dressing, whipped potatoes with boursin cheese, candied yams with marshmallow char, sautéed blue lake snap peas, warm brussels sprout salad and New England clam and potato dumpling soup. Entrée stations include roasted turkey breast and holiday-spiced pork loin and for dessert, a chef’s selection of pies including apple, pumpkin, pecan and chocolate meringue and vanilla bean ice cream with hot apple cider reduction and sun-kissed cranberries.
For football fanatics, The Grill will also have several televisions available broadcasting Thanksgiving Day football.
$35 for adults, $19 for children ages 5-12. Reservations suggested, call (623) 935-3811.

  • Wigwam Holiday Chef’s Hotline- From seasoning your turkey to great side dish recipes and wine pairings, the Wigwam’s team of chefs are available to take your calls and help you create a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. The hotline can be reached by calling (623) 856-1032 and is open now through Nov. 24.
  • Holiday Care Package Drive & Giveaway- Join Blue Star Moms for their holiday care package drive for the troops. Everything from trail mix to crossword puzzles can be donated all day on Thanksgiving Day at the Wigwam. Each person that donates will be entered to win a complimentary stay at the Wigwam with dinner for two at the new signature restaurant. The Wigwam is located at 300 E. Wigwam Blvd. in Litchfield Park. For more information on Thanksgiving Day at the Wigwam, call (623) 935-3811.

About the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa recently celebrated its 80th anniversary as one of the Phoenix area’s first full-service resorts. The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa is an intimate retreat that blends casual elegance with the charm of authentic Arizona. A one-of-a-kind resort destination with a spirit all its own, the Wigwam features 331 guest casitas including 72 suites crafted from traditional territorial adobe architecture surrounded by lush landscaped walkways, fragrant citrus tree-lined enclaves and floral and rose gardens. Offering an unforgettable experience to reconnect and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, the Wigwam is home to the only 54 holes of golf in the Southwest and a signature Red Door Spa. The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa is located in Litchfield Park, Ariz. in the West Valley of greater Phoenix. For more information, visit www.wigwamresort.com or call (623) 935-3811.


About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest independent hospitality management companies in the country with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. DH&R has over 30 years in the Valley of the Sun operating two successful hospitality establishments which include Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in downtown Tempe, and most recently Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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