Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Rockin’ Valentine’s Day at Tulalip Resort North of Seattle


Here’s a Valentine’s Day idea. Take the love of your life to Tulalip Resort Casino for a titillating night of fun-loving Rock and Roll music and perfectly matched plates. The Resort’s centerpiece events are the annual Rock Ballad Ball, which features music from two tribute bands and a jamming buffet dinner, or a choice from their seven award-winning restaurants that spotlight amorous inspired dishes and drinks. Tulalip Resort Casino has just what the love doctor ordered.

The Rock Ballad Ball is an out of the box barn-burner offered to the young—and the young at heart. This annual Valentine’s Day spectacular includes a concert of tribute bands U4 and INXSIVE featuring music from two legendary bands U2 and INXS.

Orca Ballroom doors open at 6:30 pm with a 7 pm Dinner Buffet service where guests can savor a selection of two salads, carved prime rib and maple herb chicken breast entrees, an assortment of side dishes, along with strawberry shortcake and dark chocolate mousse desserts and coffee/tea. Admirers and their main squeezes can dance the night away to rock pounding sounds starting at 8 pm.

Rock Ballad Ball is for those 21 and over. A no-host bar and festival seating compliment the all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. Concert tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced at only $65 per person or $120 per couple, including tax and gratuity. To purchase Valentine’s Day Rock Ballad Ball tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or the Casino Box Office (where no additional ticket processing fees are added). Additional details can be found at Rock Ballad Ball.

Looking for something a little more cozy and less shake, rattle and roll for an amorous getaway? Tulalip chefs are offering exclusive holiday classics at their award-winning restaurants. Lovers can make a stop at one or all of the Resort’s romantic hotspots.

Start by following Cupid's arrow to Tulalip Bay Restaurant for a Hearts of Romaine Salad or Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Tuscan style Porterhouse for 2) – pair it with a glass of Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni, Abruzzo, Italy 2011. Slide into a home base finish with a Tartufo of Passion Fruit Gelato. Tulalip Bay’s specials will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu from 5 pm until closing on February 14, 2017. To book a table online, visit OpenTable or reserve by phone at 360-716-1500.

If steak and lobster is your traditional lover’s celebration dinner, then go no further than Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill and Bar for Chef David’s 8 ounce Chocolate Dusted Filet and his Sous Vide Lobster. And be sure to sample a serving of their Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake to seal the night. To reserve a table online, visit OpenTable or by phone at 360 716-1100.

Cedars Cafe’s Valentine’s Day specials will include a Sweet Dungeness Crab Melt, and as hearts melt into one, finish the night with a big slice of Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s Red Velvet Cake topped with cream cheese frosting and sugar cookie hearts.

Gli amanti (lovers) can also wow each other with a trip to Journeys East for some plate sharing romance with items such as Steamed Clams in Black Bean and Oyster Sauce or Spicy Clams with Hua Tiao Wine and Vermicelli Korean Noodles. These chef creations will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu from 5 pm until closing on February 14, 2017. To reserve a table online, visit OpenTable or by phone at 360-716-1880.

Looking for a romantic spa experience for the love of your life? The T Spa has a grand selection of individual and couples spa treatments available, such as their Apricot Aromatherapy Massage, which will seduce the senses and hydrate the skin from head to toe. A perfect Valentine’s Day treat. 

Whatever fires up the proverbial Love Machine this year, Tulalip seems to have it covered!

Information courtesy: Tulalip Resort and Casino