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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Love dining at Pacific Palms Resort? Our restaurants’ menus feature bold flavors and fresh California produce to create a meal you won’t soon forget. If you need a memorable appetizer, cocktail, or dessert for the holiday season you’ll want to bring the taste of our California cuisine to your table with these holiday recipes!

Two glasses of holiday eggnog


Mint brownie martini

This martini recipe comes straight from our own bartenders at Red Bar and Restaurant! Mix 1 oz. vanilla vodka,1 oz. crème de cocao, and ½ oz. crème de menth with some cream and garnish with mint and brownie bits.

Grapefruit and ginger sparkler

This cocktail recipe marries strong flavors with classic bubbles with 1 oz. grapefruit juice, ½ oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, 4 oz. Prosecco, and a grapefruit wedge for the garnish.


This Latin take on eggnog will be a favorite cocktail at your holiday party with its base flavors of rum, coconut milk, and cinnamon!

Hummus and pita chips


Roasted pepper avocado salsa

Fresh tomatoes, avocados, and Anaheim chile peppers? Sign us up for this recipe! This different take on salsa will bring plenty of green to the table and tons of flavor that you can easily pair with tortilla chips for easy snacking.

Artichoke bites

These warm and savory artichoke bites will disappear faster than you can set out the complementary crackers!

California rolls

Poppable and portable appetizers are great for holiday parties so your guests can get back into the crowd and mingle. If you need a cold appetizer for your table, opt for sushi with these amazing California rolls!

California cheese board

Besides your crafty cocktails, you’ll want to set out some excellent bottles of white and red wine made right here in California and what better to pair it with than some California cheese? A meat and cheese board is a simple appetizer that can easily be complimented by some fresh veggies or mixed nuts.

Roasted garlic hummus

Another quick option for vegetarian guests, or those looking for dippable foods, is this baked chips and roasted garlic hummus recipe.

Apple crisp and ice cream


Roasted apple ice cream

Instead of plating up a slice of apple pie with ice cream, just blend it all together for this delicious home-style roasted apple ice cream recipe!

Apple crisp

Prefer your apples warm and gooey with that delicious crumble on top? Then opt for this apple crisp dish for a hot ending to your meal.

Triple berry cake

Sticking with the fruit theme for dessert? Add this triple berry cake for something light yet delicious.

No-bake peanut butter bars

Chocolate and peanut butter is always a winning combination but it’s even better when you can have your dessert made quickly! Try this no-bake peanut butter bar recipe for your holiday party.

Chocolate and salted caramel layer cake

Another divine pairing is chocolate and salted caramel but you’ll need to ensure you’ve made enough so you can enjoy a slice of this heavenly cake yourself!

Think there’ll be too many cooks in the kitchen at your holiday events this year? Let our talented chefs handle your meals with the dining options at Pacific Palms Resort or get together with your friends on a Friday or Saturday night in December for our special night edition of our East Meets West Buffet!

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