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Celebrate with Turning Stone 30th Anniversary Events All Weekend Long

Last updated on July 25, 2023.

This weekend, Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The calendar is filled with limited-time dining menus, casino promotions, and other special events. The award-winning resort is known for its excellent dining, golf course, event space, spa, and more. And this weekend they are celebrating the Turning Stone 30th Anniversary – looking back on the past thirty years and looking forward to the next thirty.

Turning Stone 30th Anniversary Dining Specials

Four of Turning Stone’s award-winning restaurants have prepared signature, limited-time dishes that will be offered this weekend only. So stop by the casino between Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23 to try these dishes while you can!

Pino Bianco

Turning Stone’s award-winning Italian restaurant, Pino Bianco, is serving up one special dish for the anniversary: Hand Formed Agnolotti. The dish features house-made pasta, jumbo lump crab, tomato confit, basil, and a sweet corn velouté. While I didn’t have the chance to try it – since they were actually making the pasta when I visited – it sure sounds delicious.

TS Steakhouse

I’m so grateful that the casino invited me and a friend to come preview the TS Steakhouse‘s 30th anniversary specials. It was hands down one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. From swapping out the napkins to match my dress, to consistent and genuine check-ins throughout every course of our dinner, the service was phenomenal.

First up was the Beef Toast appetizer. A charcoal-colored plate featured four crispy brioche triangles. Each of them was topped with melt-in-your-mouth braised beef rib, scapes, chanterelle mushrooms, and jus. I love how the decorated the plate with various dots of horseradish cream. This dish absolutely bursted with flavor.

Moving on to the entrée, the Filet Mignon Butcher’s Cut. The generous hunk of beef is first marinated in Wahta Maple Syrup (sustainably harvested by the Oneida Indian Nation). Once seared, it is served with puréed garlic potatoes, a citrus-glazed carrot, red watercress, and an herbed bone marrow butter. Holy moly, this is one of the best steak dinners you will ever have. And remember, it’s only available this weekend, July 21-23.

The Upstate Tavern

Trying the boozy milkshakes at The Upstate Tavern has been on my list to do for a while. So when I discovered that the 30th anniversary specials included a signature boozy milkshake, I was sold. The decadent milkshake features strawberry ice cream, blueberry and raspberry vodka, berries, cherry syrup, and whipped cream. It’s topped with signature 30th anniversary chocolate, mini white chocolate stars, and gold-dusted strawberries. It’s “berry” delicious!

Wildflowers

Out of all the restaurants at Turning Stone, Wildflowers is the most decorated in terms of awards. Most notably, the restaurant has received 4-star awards from both AAA and Forbes, among other accolades. So you know that their 30th anniversary specials are going to be great!

Wildflowers has two signature dishes scheduled for this weekend. First is the Seared Scallops. The scallops are highlighted with Frog Hollow peaches, Iberico ham, and peach salsa. The second dish is a special Lamb Tenderloin. This dish features a cherry cardamom gratin, pomegranate-molasses crispy Iberico ham, pearl onions, and a chocolate pan sauce.

Turning Stone 30th Anniversary Casino Promotions

Of course, you can’t celebrate an anniversary at a casino resort without having some special casino promotions. So Turning Stone has a bunch in store for visitors this weekend. Gamblers must be 18+.

July 22 – Hot Seat

If you love playing the slots, head over to the casino on Friday. Between 5pm and 9:30pm, two winners will be randomly selected every half hour to win up to $750 cash!

30th Anniversary No Limit Hold-em Tournament

Poker players have a chance to enter the tournament every day between July 14 through July 22. A $30 buy-in gets you into the tournament. Each round, the last 10% of players will move on to the final round, which will be Sunday, July 23. Good luck!

350k Summer Blowout Bingo

On Saturday, July 29, celebrations continue at the bingo hall. While the buy-in is steeper than normal, the payouts are gigantic! $259 includes admission, dinner, 9 regular games, and a handful of extras. Players can purchase a wide variety of add-ons for lots of special games throughout the day. Doors open at 9am. Read more details about the bingo event here.

Upcoming Concerts at Turning Stone

The event center at Turning Stone is drawing out the celebrations over the next few months. The calendar of events include some phenomenal performers lighting up the stages at both The Showroom and The Event Center. Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting upcoming concerts:

Peter Frampton

Friday, July 28 @ 7:30pm at The Event Center

Maren Morris

Sunday, July 30 @ 7pm at The Event Center

The Beach Boys

Friday, August 4 @ 7:30pm at The Event Center

Dan + Shay

Saturday, August 12 @ 8pm at The Event Center

Barry Manilow

Saturday, August 19 @ 8pm at The Event Center

Carrie Underwood

Friday, September 15 @ 8pm at The Event Center

10th Anniversary of Exit 33

While the entire resort is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Exit 33 specifically is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The nightlife area of the casino will be featuring live music both Friday and Saturday nights. The venues include Tin Rooster, The Gig, Turquoise Tiger, Crescent Courtyard, and Atrium Bar. Each venue will also have nightly giveaways and more celebrations. Learn more about the Endless Nights of Mischief Ahead” on Turning Stone’s website.

So what are you waiting for? With so many activities celebrating Turning Stone’s 30th Anniversary, there is something for everyone.

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