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Barona Resort & Casino

August 24, 2009 14:11 ET

Barona Resort & Casino Debuts New Seafood Plaza Restaurant

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Barona Resort & Casino announced today the debut of a new Seafood Plaza restaurant. Earlier last month, the resort successfully opened an Italian Cucina restaurant that has been bustling ever since the grand opening where hundreds of guests were in attendance.

"In this economy people are craving simple and delicious meals at an affordable price," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "The menu concept for both the Italian Cucina and Seafood Plaza is a back-to-basics approach using locally grown, farmed and fished ingredients whenever possible. From gourmet pastas to market fresh fish, the menus offer something for every palate and budget."

Designed by Solana Beach-based W. Morris Architects, Ltd., the Seafood Plaza restaurant can accommodate up to 50 diners. The value-oriented restaurant offers a variety of seafood options starting from $6.95 including Classic New England Clam Chowder in a Bread Boule, Barona's Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Chilled Alaskan King Crab Jumbo Leg in a Cucumber-Mint Salsa and Mediterranean-Style Shrimp Ceviche with Tomato, Onion Cucumber, Parlsey, Lime and Feta. The Seafood Plaza also boasts a selection of grilled menu items from its Char Grill ranging from $6.95 to $12.95 such as the BBQ Seafood Skewer with Grilled Halibut, Shrimp, Pineapple and Chipotle Glaze, Butcher Sausage Skewer with Three House-Made Sausages and Pesto Drizzle ($6.95) and Classic Clams "Casino." Guests will also be able to enjoy oysters from the Raw Bar and selections of Barona Signature Rolls from the Sushi-Sashimi Bar.

Recently, Barona Resort & Casino was honored with a 2009 Gold Medallion Award for Best Casino Dining by the California Restaurant Association (CRA), San Diego Chapter. Additional accolades include the CRA Gold Medallion Awards for "Best Casino Restaurant" and "Best Casino Buffet"; "Best Restaurants," "Best Buffet" and "Best Brunch" from Southern California Gaming Guide; "Best Traditional Cuisine" from Santé magazine; and "Best Gourmet Restaurant," "Best Buffet" and "Best Steakhouse" by Strictly Slots magazine.

For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, Barona Resort & Casino has won the J.D. Power and Associates Award for the "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Casino Gaming Experience" in the J.D. Power and Associates Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study. Barona Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego's most elegant resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 luxury guest rooms and suites, ten award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

Barona Resort & Casino received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008-2009 Indian Gaming Casino Studies(SM) - Southern California Region. The 2009 study, which only surveys casinos with a minimum of 1,000 slot machines, is based on 4,452 responses from gaming players who visited an Indian casino in Southern California between December 2008 and May 2009. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com.

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