Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Flirt with seductive slabs with today's Groupon for $30, you get a dinner and casino package at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez (an $85 total value). The package includes:
- $60 worth of steak-house fare at The Willows
- A $25 credit on a player's club card, issued upon presentation of this Groupon
The Willows restaurant anchors Chumash Casino Resort with its fine-dining menu of fresh seafood and steaks. Inside, chefs paint modernist starter plates of pasta renteria brush-stroked in bold tangles of fettuccini and shadings of pine nuts, mango, and goat cheese ($14). Tackle appetites instead of dinner dates at the half-yard line of fries ($9), dunking them into creamy pools of lobster bisque ($11). Those who opt to chaperone The Willows' cioppino mixer are privy to a mouth-dance of clams, scallops, and crab legs, all congaing through a saffron-tomato broth and a veil of spicy aioli ($42). Diners can spark meaty romances with grill-iron greats, including the steak frites, a 14-ounce New York Strip steak cooked to preference, smeared with garlic butter, and flanked by crispy fries and a pocket-sized French dictionary ($49).
Chumash Casino Resort entertains guests with its AAA four-diamond rating and easy entertainment and spa accessibility. Use the $25 credit on the player's club card to partake in slot machine showdowns or games of peek-a-boo with the Eye in the Sky.
Downtown Santa Ynez
3400 E Hwy. 246
Santa Ynez, California 93460