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March dining at Carson Valley Inn

By February 26, 2013

March dining at the Carson Valley Inn includes breakfast, lunch and dinner value specials and 24-hour convenience in Katie’s, a variety of dinner entrées and sunset specials in CV Steak and quick-stop fare in Job’s Perk.

Both Katie’s and CV Steak are offering Easter Sunday specials in addition to their regular menus.

CV Steak is open from 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday featuring a selection of tasty appetizers, a bountiful wine list and a generous assortment of entrées including steaks, chops, seafood, chicken and pasta dishes. A special Sunset Menu is available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a choice of four or five entrées each day.

During March and April, CV Steak is featuring a seafood broil with a filet mignon option. The seafood broil includes half a lobster tail, scallops wrapped in bacon, clams and shrimp. Add a 4-ounce filet mignon. All CV Steak entrées including the seafood broil come with tableside-tossed salad and, except for the pasta dishes, vegetable and choice of potato — giant baked, au gratin or a one-pound, twice-baked potato.

On Easter Sunday, March 31, CV Steak is offering two specials: grilled double lamb chops with mint demi-glace, roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh vegetables; and smoked herb crusted Angus beef New York strip loin with green peppercorn brandy sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Both Easter specials included tableside-tossed house salad.

CV Steak offers a combination of price, selection, ambience and service that make casual dinners and special occasions affordable and memorable. Reservations are recommended in CV Steak by calling 775-783-6650.

Katie’s variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices are enhanced by an array of appetizers and homemade desserts. Katie’s is continuing the eggs Benedict special on Saturdays in March from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This traditional favorite includes toasted English muffin, grilled Canadian bacon, two poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and hash brown. Katie’s 24-hour signature special is a hamsteak and eggs plate with a hamsteak big enough for sandwich leftovers the next day. There is also a loaded pancakes special until 11 a.m. Katie’s has two house-made soups each day and there is a daily soup and half sandwich special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Katie’s is well known for its nightly dinner specials served from 2 to 10 p.m. On Mondays in March, Katie’s offers a Mexicali plate with tortillas, refried beans, Spanish rice and salsa. Tuesday’s special is a choice of chicken fettuccini Alfredo or chicken Parmigiana with pasta and Marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and broccoli. The Wednesday special is a roast pork loin plate with pan gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetable. Every Thursday in March, Katie’s serves a roast turkey breast plate with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and stuffing.

Katie’s complete prime rib dinner is served every Friday and Saturday night in March. Included are a half-pound of slow-roasted prime rib of beef with au jus, twice-baked potato, creamed horseradish sauce and choice of soup or salad. “The Chandler” southern fried chicken dinner continues its long run on Sundays in Katie’s and includes mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw and a biscuit.

On Sunday, March 17, Katie’s is offering St Patrick’s Day Specials from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.: corned beef and cabbage with Irish red skinned potatoes, braised carrots and horseradish cream sauce; grilled corned beef and Swiss on rye with French fries; and split pea soup with smoked ham.

On Easter Sunday, March 31 from noon to 9 p.m., Katie’s has two holiday specials: glazed baked ham with pineapple raisin sauce and trio of rice; and roast leg of lamb with minted pan gravy and mashed potatoes. Both Katie’s Easter specials include vegetable of the day and choice of soup or salad.

Fresh-baked cakes, pies, cupcakes, brownies and cookies are made daily in the Carson Valley Inn Bakery and are available for purchase at the display case near the Katie’s cashier counter.

Job’s Perk opens daily at 6 a.m. and is a convenient spot for coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads and chili or clam chowder bowls. Fresh-baked cookies are available and there is an assortment of bottled wine, champagne and canned beers. Job’s Perk also sells newspapers, sundries and CVI-logo items.

Sports fans can enjoy most major sports and horse racing events on the Inn’s three-dozen flatscreen TVs in the Sports Bar and Casino and the giant HD pull-down screen in the Cabaret Lounge. Munch-at-your-seat bar food is available through the bartenders or slot hosts.

The Carson Valley Inn (carsonvalleyinn.com) is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nev.

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