Christmas Dining at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno

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The Reno Peppermill Hotel's eight award-winning restaurants will each be serving their own unique version of Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 25th.

The Peppermill’s chefs have created menus that feature traditional Christmas favorites as well as many unusual and gourmet selections that will please every taste and every budget.

The 2nd floor Grand Ballroom will feature a truly grand Christmas dinner buffet. The seafood bar will boast chilled Gulf shrimp on ice, cracked crab legs on ice, freshly-shucked oysters on the half-shell, and house-smoked Pacific salmon.

The salad bar will offer winter greens with assorted dressings, hearts of romaine with Caesar dressing, ambrosia salad, Waldorf salad, tri-color pasta, wild rice salad, mélange of fresh fruits and berries, Jell-O salad, and country-style potato salad.

The carvery will serve roasted prime ribs of beef, au jus, with creamed horseradish sauce and roasted Tom Turkey with giblet gravy. Other hot selections will include wood-grilled sirloin of beef with teriyaki sauce, broiled ham steak in pineapple glaze, roasted loin of pork with spiced- apple compote, herb-baked chicken, three-cheese raviolis in pomodoro sauce, grilled salmon with pesto cream sauce, traditional sage dressing, garlic smashed red potatoes, California rice pilaf and medley of winter vegetables. Dessert will feature an assortment of Viennese and French pastries, holiday cookies, selections of freshly baked pies, peppermint mousse, eggnog cheesecake, gingerbread cakes and cookies, chocolate decadence cake and the very popular ice cream sundae bar.

The Grand Ballroom Christmas Dinner buffet will be served from 1 pm until 8 pm. The price for adults is $16.95, children (ages 4-11) are $9.50. Advance reservations are suggested for large parties, call 689-7178.

The Island Buffet will offer many special Christmas selections as well an array of seafood specialties and international choices. The seafood bar will feature chilled shrimp on ice, cracked crab on ice, freshly-shucked oysters on the half shell, maple-glazed Pacific salmon, and bagels and cream cheese. The salad bar will have garden greens with traditional condiments and dressings; tossed mesculin lettuce with raspberries, walnuts, bleu cheese and raspberry vinagrette; shrimp Louis, tossed to order; Christmas Waldorf salad; Ambrosia salad; House seafood salad and a melange of fresh seasonal fruits and berries. The carvery will feature rotisserie Tom Turkey, giblet gravy, baked ham, honey mustard-glazed smoked pork and roasted prime rib of beef, au jus.

The buffet’s hot selections will include French onion soup, oak-grilled salmon fillets with pesto cream, wood-grilled steaks, shrimp scampi, roast duckling with orange sauce, hickory-grilled swordfish with mango-papaya salsa, housemade stuffing, grilled medley of seasonal squash, string bean medley, mashed potatoes, brown gravy and rice pilaf. For the less traditional we have a huge selection of Asian and southwestern dishes including lemon chicken, shrimp egg rolls, Korean BBQ shortribs, seafood chow mein, seafood fajitas, carnitas, pork posole and a taco bar. Plus, the Island Buffet chefs will be preparing farm-fresh eggs and omelets to order until 2 pm. And it doesn’t stop there. A huge variety of desserts will be served, including hand-crafted miniature pastries, éclairs, cream puffs, Bacardi rum cakes, raspberry cheescakes, New York-style cheesecakes, chocolate caramel pie, berry chiffon pie, cream pies, cookies and homemade muffins, breads and rolls.

The Island Buffet’s Christmas dinner will be served from 10 am until 9 pm. The cost is $17.95 for adults, $9.50 for children ages 4-11.

In Reno’s Premier Steak House the special Christmas dinner begins with roasted butternut squash bisque with lobster nage and annatto seed oil paired with a 2003 Sterling Sauvignon Blanc (Napa). The salad is crisp red romaine hearts in verde emulsion with shaved manchego cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds. The entrée is a choice of grilled filet mignon with foie gras butter, lobster beurre fondue, cabernet jus and herb-whipped potatoes; pan-roasted salmon medallions with crab stuffing, sauce Florentine and wild rice; or double-cut pork chop with mushroom sauce and apple chutney with roasted red potatoes. The entrée will be paired with a 2001 Lemelson’s Vineyards Pinot Noir, Thea’s Selection (Willamette Valley). Dessert is warm gingerbread pudding with butterscotch sauce and pecan swirl ice cream, served with a 2000 Bonny Doon Muscat Vin de glaciere (California). The cost is $24.95 per guest or $35.95 including the wine.

This dinner in the Steak House will be served from 3 until 9:30 pm, and regular menu selections will be available. Please call 689-7111 for reservations.

The intimate Romanza Ristorante Italiano will also feature a special Christmas dinner in addition to its regular menu items. The appetizer is a homemade stuffed potato dumpling with lobster served in a creamy lemon butter sauce paired with a 2002 Zenato Pinot Grigio (Venezie). The salad will be a vine-ripened tomato tower with fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella and cracked black pepper. The main entrée will be homemade lasagna with crab, asparagus and pesto; wood oven-roasted quail stuffed with spinach and pine nuts, served with treviso salad and red wine sauce; or breast of duckling served with wild mushrooms and gorgonzola polenta, served with a 2001 Merryvale Starmont Merlot (Napa).

Dessert will be a warm Pannetone bread pudding with Kirsch cherry sauce. Dessert will be served with a 2002 Robert Mondavi Moscato d’Oro (Napa). Romanza will serve this special Italian-influenced Christmas dinner from 3 pm to 9 pm. The cost is $24.95 per guest or $39.95 with wine selections. Please call 689-7474 for reservations.

The elegant White Orchid, the most awarded restaurant in northern Nevada, will also serve a special Christmas dinner in addition to its regular menu. The dinner will begin with an appetizer of duck foie gras and pineapple terrine with pineapple-ginger chutney or chilled prawns stuffed with California goat cheese with Serrano ham and spicy cucumber cream.

The appetizer will be served with a 1998 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (Napa). The soup course will be spinach and Pacific oyster soup with celery root, apple and pear salad served with a 2001 Whitehall Len Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa). The salad will be of watercress, Belgium endive, pink grapefruit and Stilton bleu cheese and a Dijon mustard vinaigrette, served with a 2002 Valkenberg Gewurtztraminer (Pfalz, Germany). The salad will be followed by an intermezzo of citrus fruit sorbet with mulled wine.

The entrée is roasted breast of Canadian goose with sourdough dressing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and red wine essence; seared filet of beef and butter poached lobster with scallion-potato puree, English pea cream and Cabernet syrup; or Pan-seared Alaskan caribou with saffron potatoes, baby vegetables and marionberry sauce, served with a 1999 Kendall-Jackson Great Estates Merlot (Sonoma). Dessert will be a Godiva-Chambord pate with pistachio chantilly and egg nog truffles, paired with a Taylor Fladgate 20-year old tawny Porto (Portugal). White Orchid will serve this special Christmas dinner from 3 pm until 9 pm. The cost is $44.95 per guest or $59.95 per guest with wine selections. Please call 689-7300 for reservations.

And for its first Christmas Oceano Seafood, Sushi, and Oyster Bar will be serving a special Christmas dinner in addition to its usual menu. Start with an appetizer of shrimp, scallops and king crab in creamy fennel sauce, finished with hollandaise sauce, paired with a 2002 Kenwood Sonoma Chardonnay (Sonoma). The appetizer will be followed by a baby spinach salad with warm bacon dressing.

The main entrée will be roasted sterling prime ribs of beef, au jus or chardonnay-poached sea bass on lobster mashed potatoes, served with a 2002 Rosemont Shiraz (Australia) or a 2003 Cool Fish Chardonnay (California). Dessert is eggnog cheesecake with candy sprinkles, served with a Graham’s 10-year tawny port, N.V. (Portugal). This special meal will be served between 11 am and 10 pm. he cost is $24.95 per guest, $34.95 per guest with wine pairings.

The Coffee Shop, a Reno favorite for over 30 years, will be serving a Christmas Day special from 11 am until 11 pm, in addition to the regular menu. The special will start with a choice of soup of the day or a house salad with a choice of dressing, followed by roast prime rib of beef, au jus, garden fresh vegetables and a baked potato with sour cream and chives. The special Christmas dessert will be eggnog cheesecake with chantilly cream. The cost for the Coffee Shop Christmas special is $13.95 per guest. So to make this Christmas a truly exceptional day by relaxing and dining in one of the Peppermill’s award winning restaurants.

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