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Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010


Santa Fe, N.M.-Winter specials at Buffalo Thunder Resort  & Casino  include delicious holiday menus, discounts at the Wo' P'in Spa, the Buffalo Thunder Run, great rates at Towa Golf and special room rates for the season.   

Known for gourmet food and a festive atmosphere, Buffalo Thunder offers three menus this Thanksgiving that will please any configuration of family and budget.  Thanksgiving meals will be served at the Painted Parrot, Red Sage and Turquoise Trail. Guests are invited to make a real indulgence and spend the night in the resort's luxurious yet affordable accommodations.

Red Sage, a world-renowned restaurant, is offering a Thanksgiving menu at a price that will drive cooks out of their kitchens in droves.  For $39 prix fixe, a seasonal harvest -inspired dinner can be enjoyed in one of Santa Fe's most elegant settings. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner inspired by New Mexican haute cuisine will satisfy adventurous eaters and romantics alike.

Red Sage is offering a range of dishes this Thanksgiving, from comfort food to creative options, all utilizing the finest, freshest ingredients available. This is a real change from the usual holiday dining, and a real treat for anyone who isn't cooking at home.

People are invited to put away that turkey baster and try the Turquoise Trail buffet-style dining from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. On offer are both traditional dishes and tempting creations from the chef de cuisine. 

Christmas will be an all-day festive and gourmet event, with fine dining available at the Painted Parrot Buffet.  Paired with Wo' P'in Spa treatment, Christmas Day at Buffalo Thunder can be the perfect gift for that someone special, or a new family tradition.

Buffalo Thunder is the perfect place to enjoy the holidays, host out-of-town guests or just get away from it all.   For easy gift-giving that will fit a variety of needs, gift cards can be purchased at the Front Desk, Casino Cage and Towa Golf.  The Buffalo Thunder gift cards are a popular option for holiday shoppers who are short on time and bereft of ideas.  These cards can be used for throughout the property for hotel stays, Starbucks, Red Sage, Painted Parrot, Club Warehouse, Turquoise Trail, Towa Golf Course and in the casino.  

Buffalo Thunder Run

Sunday, November 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
9 a.m. 12K Run; 10:45 a.m. 5K Run ; 11: 20 a.m. ;1.6K  Fitness Walk

The Global Running Culture, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center and Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino are proud to present the Second Annual Buffalo Thunder Run, a 12K (7.46 miles) and 5K (3.1 mile) road run, and a 1.6K (1-mile) fitness walk.  The race will be held at the magnificent Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino on tribal land.  The views of the Jemez and the Sangre de Cristo mountains are spectacular, and the course will be challenging and fun. The Pueblo of Pojoaque has been instrumental in developing new resources and services for the tribe and Pojoaque Valley community.  This is a Thanksgiving celebration of wellness and spirituality for everyone involved. 

FEES: $30 12K; $25 5K; $20 1.6 Walk Registration: Online registration: Register with a credit card online at by Nov. 14. Mail-in registration postmarked before Tuesday, November 16 to Buffalo Thunder Run 2010, 101 Lighting Loop, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.455.9355

Walk-in registration: Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center, 505.455.9355, 101 Lightning Loop

Awards:12K Run (First Place - Male & Female prize $500, Second Place - Male & Female prize- $250, Third Place - Male & Female prize $100);5K Run (First Place - Male & Female prize $300, Second Place - Male & Female prize $200,  Third Place - Male & Female overall finishers - $100)

Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25
Turquoise Trail will be serving a feast Thanksgiving day and into the night. Turquoise Trail offers a family-friendly opportunity to do Thanksgiving just a little differently.
Smoked salmon deviled eggs; peel and eat shrimp; parmesan green chile artichoke dip; grilled vegetables; fresh spinach w/ bartlett pears, bleu cheese, cranberries, and pecans with maple mustard vinaigrette; roasted beets w/ feta cheese, and pistachios with local honey mint vinaigrette; cream cheese stuffed celery heart with raisins and cinnamon

Hot Buffet
Nine spice pork loin with apple butter and dried fig demi-glace; blue corn crust rockfish with cranberry green chile jelly; classic mashed potatoes; apple sausage cornbread stuffing; marshmallow pecan roasted yams; green chile corn pudding; cinnamon roasted root vegetables; maple peppered bacon Brussels sprouts

Carving Board
Cider brined tom turkey with natural pan gravy; rock salt roasted prime rib with demi jus; creamed horseradish; buttermilk biscuits; cheddar corn muffins; Parker House rolls; jalapeno honey butter; cranberry apple chutney

Pumpkin pie; crème brulee; chocolate cheesecake; apple cherry cobbler; pecan pie; creamy peach mousse; banana pie

Cost: $17 per person.
Reservations: (505) 819-2237.  Please leave name of number in the party, time and telephone number.

Red Sage Thanksgiving Dinner , Thursday, Nov. 25
Gourmet Traditional Holiday Tasting Menu

Starter Choices Fall Harvest Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Crème Fraiche or Autumn Pear and Walnut Salad, hydroponic lettuce, Earth Bound Farms organic arugula, Point Reyes bleu cheese, cherry tomatoes, walnut oil vinaigrette.  
Main Course Rotisserie Free Range Turkey, Southwest Tortilla Stuffing, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Mad Jack Corn souffle,  sweet Potatoes with toasted marshmallows
Dessert Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombe, ganache glazed bombe with bourbon vanilla sauce, cinnamon marshmallows, and peanut brittle or Fall Pumpkin and Squash, puff pastry pumpkin pouch, butternut squash and sweet corn dessert tamale, cinnamon anglaise or Traditional Apple Pie, baked with granny smith apples and served with vanilla bean ice cream

COST: $39.  Includes non-alcoholic beverages, Red Sage artisanal breads and chile butters
RESERVATIONS: 505-819-2056

Menu includes roasted leg of lamb; New York Strip loin of beef au jus and creamy horseradish;roasted duck; salad & soup station;seafood raw bar featuring North American oysters;, roast turkey; roasted pepper cornbread stuffing; candied pecan sweet potatoes; pumpkin pie; double chocolate chip bourbon pecan pie;, warm brownies; lemon blueberry cheesecake
Adults: $26.95 Children 5-10: $12.95 Children under 5: Free

Saturday, December 18, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
THIRD ANNUAL Community Holiday Party at Buffalo Thunder
One hour reception with appetizers and cash bar, plated dinner and live band for dancing the night away
WHO: Everyone
ENTERTAINMENT: The Wise Guys all grew up in New Mexico with the music of the 1950s and 60s.  They are definite crowd pleasers with great Beatles covers.
WHERE: Pueblo Ballroom
COST: $49.95 pp;
INFO: 505-819-2024

Saturday, December 25, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Christmas at Painted Parrot Buffet
Savory dishes from a  variety of stations (Italian, Carving, Southwest, Chef, Asian, Salad and Soup

COST: $ 26.95 adults; $12.95 children ages 5 to 10; children under 5 years old eat free.

Winter Rates at The Towa Golf Club

Cost: $49 includes cart and range. Mon. - Thurs. we offer a $39 rate after noon

When: 7 days a week.

Towa is also offering a $30 discount on the 2011 Towa card valid until the end of the year.

Contact: Linda Howell, PGA, Director of Golf
Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 505-455-9000

Winter at the Wo' P'in Spa
Wo' P'in Spa provides the ideal spot for relaxation and rejuvenation with 12 treatment rooms, a full salon, private lounges, an indoor pool and an extensive fitness facility. The spa offers 16 unique treatments with signature scents derived from native woods and indigenous flora.
Winter Specials Menu
Heavenly Aroma Massage & Facial Duo for Winter Special with gift  (2 hours) $250
Toasty Cinnamon & Honey Body Scrub $75; with Vichy Shower $125
Warm Ginger and Spice Wrap and Massage $135
This treatment restores your mind, body and spirit with warm, essential oil infused herbal wrap that will nourish and hydrate the skin while removing toxins.
Winter Pricing Specials
New Mexicans will receive a 15% discount on non-discounted Buffalo Thunder's Wo' P'in Spa treatments every day of the week except Saturday. Offer good Nov. 15, 2010 through Feb 28, 2011.    
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
INFO: 505-819-2140

Winter Room Specials

                , 505-455-5555

Jennifer Marshall