December Holiday Happenings At Tulalip Resort Casino

Magical Recipes are Coming Together to Form Remarkable Holiday Dishes

Tulalip, Washington — It’s that holiday time of year, and the chefs at Tulalip Resort Casino have been busy checking their recipes twice to make sure they create magical dishes for all to enjoy. Every restaurant at the Resort is getting involved with this year’s festivities for Christmas and New Year’s.

Journeys East chef’s helpers will be busy in the kitchen whipping up specials during the week of Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve. The chef and his band of merry cooks will create some tantalizing dishes for guests to sample, including Gan Poog Chicken a lightly fried chicken breast, tossed in a spicy Sichuan sauce for $16; a Drunken Chicken with steamed free ranged chicken, marinated with Shao shin wine and ginger, served with a trio of sauces for $18; Braised Pork Belly seasoned with ginger, cardamom, oyster sauce and green onions, with steamed baby Bok Choy for $18; and a Stir-Fried Ginger 1 3/4 Pound Lobster marinated with ginger, green onion, sesame oil, oyster, cilantro, and served in the shell for $55.

Journeys East holiday hours are Christmas Eve from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Christmas Day is 9 a.m. – 12midnight, New Year’s Eve on Saturday, January 31 from 12noon until 2 a.m.; and for New Year’s Day from 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. Reserve a table online via OpenTable or by phone at (360) 716-1880.

Cedars Cafe Chef Brent Clarkson has been planning his Christmas Day special all year: an 8 ounce thick cut Apple Wood Smoked Ham Steak grilled and served with a sweet chili glaze, mashed potatoes, house-made gravy, andouille sausage corn bread stuffing, vegetable du jour, and a choice of soup or house salad for $18 per person.The Cedars Cafe regular menu will also be available. Prices will vary.

The Cafe will be open during its regular scheduled time of 24 hours a day during the holidays. To reserve table, call (360) 716-1625, or email here. For more information, visit

Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill and Bar is offering their signature Christmas Day dinner of Seared Duck Breast with a black fig demi Tillamook sharp cheddar and pear potato hash, Brussels sprouts with boar bacon, and a savory butternut squash-hazelnut bread pudding.

Blackfish will be open on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Christmas Day during 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill and Bar will feature a New Year’s Eve special of Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops with huckleberry-port demi, sage beurre blanc, white bean-bacon puree, wilted rainbow chard, glazed carrots, and asparagus for $35 per person. Prices exclude sales tax and gratuity.

To book a spot at Blackfish, go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1500.

Tulalip Bay’s Chef Jeremy Taisey’s traditional Christmas Day special is an Individual Honey Baked Ham with wild rice polenta and haricot vert with almonds. And here’s a chance to put a big ol’ smile on kids of all ages for this festive time of year. Tulalip Bay’s regular dinner menu will also be available on Christmas Day, and prices will vary.

The restaurant’s holiday hours for Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Christmas Day Sunday, December 25th are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 from 4 p.m. until 12midnight, and New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

To reserve a table, go to OpenTable or call (360) 716-1100.

Eagles Buffet will feature its regular menu on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with bunch items served until 3:30 p.m. and dinner features starting at 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, Eagles Buffet will be pulling out all the holiday stops from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. featuring specials all day with Brunch until 2 p.m. Their Christmas Day dinner showstoppers will start at 2:00 p.m. Pricing for Adults is $24.95 per person and $13.95 for children ages 2-10. Prices exclude sales tax and gratuity.

For New Year’s Eve, Eagles Chef John Jadamec will serve Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Dinner starting at 3:30 p.m. and going until 11 p.m. On New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1, 2017, Jadamec’s happy team of revelers will be serving amazing fare from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Seating at Eagles Buffet is on a first come first served basis.

Ring in 2017 at Tulalip’s Canoes Cabernet on Saturday, December 31 with great music to dance the year away by four decades of hits from Pop Offs, The Afrodisiacs, The Spazmatics, and Mr. Pink. Doors open and entertainment begins at 5 p.m. Table reservations range from $125 to $300 each, or a standing room only ticket option is $40 per person. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, see the Canoes Cabaret hosts in person or text them at (360) 502-1155.

Canoes Cabaret hours for Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24th are from 5 p.m. to 12midnight; Christmas Day Sunday, December 25 doors open at 7 p.m. until 12midnight; New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 with doors opening at 5 p.m. and New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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