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Sweets for the Sweet: Visit the Ak-Chin Indian Community for Valentine’s Day

Treat your special someone to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day at one of the many options within the Ak-Chin Indian Community Enterprises.

Treat your special someone to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day at one of the many options within the Ak-Chin Indian Community Enterprises.

The Arroyo Grille at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course offers a, cozy restaurant and the perfect patio to enjoy a sunset dinner. Arroyo Grille will host Date Night Dinners on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, perfect for couples who are working on Valentine’s Day! Date Night Dinners pick up again on February 17 to 18, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  For $40 per couple, feast on a three-course meal with delicious entree choices of shrimp, pork loin, or filet mignon. Dinners come with a salad and a chef’s choice dessert to share, all prepared by Executive Chef Neil Magbanua. You can also ask about wine pairing or locally brewed beer to sip during these meals.

Chef Magbanua of Arroyo Grille

On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, Arroyo Grille will serve dinner from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  For $39 per person, enjoy excellent entrees – filet mignon or seared salmon with crab risotto. Accompanying these entrees is choice of spinach salad, fried calamari, or seafood chowder. The dessert course serves up tempting choices of chocolate- or raspberry-themed concoctions. Tax and gratuity are not included in meal prices. Reservations required; call Arroyo Grille at 520-426-6832.

Another popular dining spot, 347 Grill, at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, is hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed dinner from Saturday to Tuesday, February 11 to 14, from 4:00 p.m. to close for $28 per person. The menu includes crab cakes, oven baked short ribs with mashed red potatoes, grilled asparagus, and chocolate cake with crème anglaise for dessert. After dinner, take your meal receipt to UltraStar Cinemas, and pay the regular movie price for a seat in the Star Class section. Star Class offers a VIP movie experience with full food and beverage service–available at the touch of a button–and roomy, comfortable seating.

The CLN Team at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

At Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, couples can enjoy live entertainment as part of their Valentine’s Day plans. Guy Pennacchio, a Frank Sinatra tribute performer, sings in The Lounge from noon to 4:00 pm, and the Apperson Duo brings a romantic atmosphere to The Range Steakhouse and The Buffet from 5:00-9:00 pm.

The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino celebrates Valentine’s Day with an exclusive “prix fixe” menu. For $110 per couple, the meal includes salad, bone-in Angus beef rib eye, jumbo coconut shrimp, and a scrumptious dessert – a red velvet truffle brownie tower.

Get an early start at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino throughout February to enjoy the February Sweetheart’s Breakfast: red velvet pancakes topped with mini chocolate chips, cream cheese glaze, and fresh strawberries. It’s offered daily at Agave’s Restaurant within Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and is available from 7:00 am-3:00 pm in February for $9 per person.

Whatever your plans are for your valentine, you’ll find plenty of romantic choices within the Ak-Chin Indian Community!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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