Jack Cavanaugh’s Latest Sports Memoir Giants Among Men Will Be The Center Of Conversation at Mohegan Sun

Author will discuss and sign copies of his latest book that chronicles the dynamic and awe inspiring New York Giants of the late 50s and early 60s on January 10th.

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 16 , 2008) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next installment of the exciting “Winning Authors” series will be with famed sports writer Jack Cavanaugh.  The acclaimed author who wrote the highly-received Tunney, has a new book Giants Among Men and is set to host a discussion on Saturday, January 10th in The Cabaret Theatre at 2:00pm to be followed by a signing in the Spring Gateway in The Shops concourse at 3:00pm.

Whether you are a big-time New York Giant football fan or a general sports enthusiast, you will enjoy Jack Cavanaugh’s latest sports tale which is the true story of an inspirational and close-knit team that would go on to change the NFL forever.  The hard-nosed  players led by World War II veteran and Hall of Fame defensive end Andy Robustelli were an invigorating, hard fighting team that represented one of the most legendary and historic eras of football.  Cavanaugh touches upon how this team was built around a collection of players who worked second jobs on top of battling on the gridiron every Sunday.  It was these traits that helped mold the unique bond between the players and fans of New York.  The glory years spanned from 1956-1963 where the Giants would play in six NFL Championship Games.  Jack Cavanaugh’s account of this special team which spawned the coaching gods Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi as well as launching the careers of future Hall-of-Famers Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Emlen Tunnell and Pat Summerall is one of profound significance for not only sports but one that transcends into historic and cultural importance for a nation.

As part of the “Winning Authors” event, a collaboration between Mohegan Sun and Spin Street, Cavanaugh will host a forum at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre.  Included will be a question and answer session where guests can ask him questions about the new book at 2:00pm. A book signing of Giants Among Men will follow in the Spring Gateway at 3:00pm in The Shops concourse.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Giants Among Men is on sale and available at Spin Street and will be available for purchase day of event.

Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, is one of the nation’s premier high- end music, movies and memorabilia entertainment stores offering thousands of CDs spanning every genre imaginable from the roaring 20s through today and an unmatched selection of DVDs, books and video games.  Spin Street carries an astounding array of personalized and one-of-a-kind pieces of autographed music, film and sports memorabilia and routinely hosts personal appearances by many of today’s musical heroes in intimate after-show CD signings.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.  

 

Mohegan Sun Welcomes 2009 with Gourmet Entrées and Desserts

Special menu items prepared on New Year’s Eve
and New Year’s Day

Mohegan Sun’s culinary team welcomes 2009 with gourmet menu items including Grilled Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon and Stuffed Lobster in addition to their regular menu selections.  Additionally, a variety of rich desserts and succulent side dishes are to be served throughout the property on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, December 31st
Todd English’s Tuscany will feature Truffle Onion Soup for the first course, followed by a six-ounce Filet Pan Roasted Lobster, White Sweet Potatoes, Salsify and a serving of decadent Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake for dessert from 4:00pm to 12:00am at $60.00 per person.  Reservations are recommended.

Pompeii & Caesar will serve a ten-ounce Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Glace, accompanied with a Butter-Poached Cold Water Lobster Tail, Seasonal Vegetables and Truffle-Scented Mashed Potatoes followed by a delicious Opera Torte for dessert for $60.00 per person from 4:00pm to 12:00am. Reservations are recommended.

Bamboo Forest will offer Ginger and Scallion Steamed Lobster Stuffed with LemonGrass- Scented Shrimp followed by Opera Torte for dessert from 4:00pm to 12:00am at $90.00 per person. Reservations are recommended.
The Longhouse will prepare a Grilled Lobster Tail with Tarragon Coral Butter along with an eight-ounce Filet Mignon with Sauce Bordelaise with sides of Pancetta and Onion Rosti and Roast Seasonal Vegetables.  The meal will conclude with Opera Torte for dessert. Dinner will be served from 4:00pm to 12:00am for $65.00 per person.  Reservations are recommended.

Birches Bar & Grill will offer a cup of house soup or salad for starters.  The entrée feature is Surf and Turf consisting of a Petit Filet Mignon topped with a Wild Mushroom Ragoût and accompanied with Three Shrimp Scampi, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Glazed Baby Carrots.  The meal will conclude with Opera Torte for dessert. Dinner will be served from 11:30am to 1:30am at $44.95 per person.

Seasons Buffet will serve various specialty dishes including Lobster Bisque, Grilled Rib Eye with Wild Mushroom Compote and Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat. Side dishes include Herb Truffle French Fries, Sautéed Green Beans and Shrimp and Scallops Aioli. Servings of Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, Amaretto Cheesecake, Chocolate Crumb and Cherry Chunk Brownie will serve as dessert.  The buffet is offered at $16.98, plus tax and will serve dinner from 11:30am to 1:00am.

Sunburst Buffet will offer a wide selection of gourmet entrées including Clams with Champagne Saffron Cream, Crab and Shrimp Stir Fry, Oscar Stuffed Salmon with Tarragon Beurre Blanc Sauce and Chicken Cacciatore. Side dishes include Fresh Asparagus, Petit Osso Bucco and Sautéed Broccoli Rabe. For dessert, diners can feast on Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, Amaretto Cheesecake and Chocolate Crumb Coffee Toffee Brownie. The buffet is offered at $19.81, plus tax and will serve dinner from 5:00pm to 12:00am.

Fidelia’s and Mohegan Sun’s Room Service will prepare Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Béarnaise and Herb Roasted Potatoes, Lemon Asparagus Spears, Housemade Soup or Fidelia’s Side Salad with Opera Torte for dessert from 11:00am until Midnight at $32.00 per person.

Thursday, January 1st
At Pompeii & Caesar guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with an array of specialty dishes offered during New Year’s Day Brunch. Selections include a Raw Bar, King Crab Legs with Garlic Butter, Ham Steamship carved to order, Omelets and Frittatas to order,  a variety of fresh fruit, salads and pastas, international dishes and traditional breakfast offerings of bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and classic Cheese Blintzes topped with sour cream, blueberry and strawberry sauces.  Diners will conclude the meal by visiting the dessert station which features a flowing Chocolate Fountain with a variety of holiday dipping items, candy and confections.  Pompeii & Caesar will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm for $38.95, plus tax.  Reservations are recommended.

Sunburst Buffet will serve a special New Year’s Day Brunch with a variety of dishes that include Prime Rib, Garlic and Sage Spiked Breast of Turkey, Grilled Steak Gorgonzola and Smoked Onion and Wild Mushroom Soup.  Special breakfast items include Sausage, Hash Browns, Stuffed French Toast and Fruit-Filled Pancakes. The buffet will be offered at $19.81, plus tax and will serve brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Fidelia’s and Mohegan Sun’s Room Service will offer Stuffed Pork Loin, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Tarragon Butter Glazed Carrots and a Fresh Soup or Fidelia’s Side Salad for $20.00 until Midnight.

Todd English’s Tuscany will open for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm on December 31st and from 11:30am to 3:00pm on January 1st. Pompeii & Caesar will close for dinner on January 1st. For more information on special holiday menu items and hours of operation, please visit mohegansun.com.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.

Chef Showdown at SUN WINEFEST 2009

Finalists to compete on the Main Stage on Saturday, January 17th

Calling all chefs…SUN WINEFEST is looking for the region’s most talented chefs to compete in the 5th Annual Chef Showdown competition.  The chef who presents the most creative, unique, inspiring, and of course tasty dish wins a grand prize of $4,000 and an exclusive two-night VIP stay at Mohegan Sun.   The second place winner receives $1,000.  The finals will take place on the Main Stage during the Grand Tasting at SUN WINEFEST on Saturday, January 17th.

Presented by Contessa Premium Foods and Hatfield Quality Meats, the Chef Showdown requires contestants to submit an original recipe that utilizes Contessa Uncooked Tail-On Shrimp of any size and Hatfield Pork Ribeez as the primary ingredients.  From the entries received, two recipes will be chosen by a panel of culinary judges.  The two finalists will compete on the Main Stage at SUN WINEFEST during the Grand Tasting on Saturday, January 17th.  Each chef will prepare their original recipe to determine the winner.

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2009 – only one entry per chef is allowed.  To submit a recipe, visit sunwinefest.com/chefs.htm for a registration form and official rules.

The main event at SUN WINEFEST 2009 is the Grand Tasting, which will be held in Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center on Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm each day.  More than 1,000 fine wines provided by international wineries, samplings of worldwide craft beers and trappist ales, tastings from some of the best restaurants and exhibitors showcasing related services such as wine storage, culinary accessories and specialty foods will be featured.  Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, hear commentary from the winemakers and experts and enjoy delicacies from some of the region’s finest restaurants by purchasing tasting portions of their signature dishes.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $70.00 for a one-day pass and $110.00 for a weekend pass, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 860.886.0070, or in-person at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office.   To purchase weekend passes for the Grand Tasting please call 860.862.8499 or visit the Mohegan Sun Box Office.  Proceeds from the Grand Tasting will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Seminars are additional and may be purchased through the Mohegan Sun Box Office, by visiting sunwinefest.com or by calling Life Marketing & Events at 860.953.0444 ext. 144.   A Grand Tasting ticket is not required to attend seminars.

SUN WINEFEST 2009 is a production of Life Marketing and Events, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based, full service firm that specializes in marketing, event management and production, public relations, sponsorship, advertising sales, creative design, promotions, publishing and more.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.