L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort Set to Release Innovative New Cookbook

LAKE CHARLES, La. — L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a luxury Texas Hill Country-themed resort in Lake Charles, La., announces the release of its first ever cookbook. The Flavor of L'Auberge goes on sale Saturday, November 21, 2009. The cookbook makes an ideal holiday gift for food lovers as well as a memorable souvenir of good times spent at L'Auberge.

The Flavor of L'Auberge, written and published by L'Auberge, is a collection of recipes from or inspired by the chefs of L'Auberge and its eight distinct dining venues. The large 9" x 10 7/8" hardcover book is 176 pages long and features 93 mouth watering recipes. The glossy pages are filled with images of customer favorite delicacies set against a variety of backdrops at L'Auberge, many offering a sneak peek inside VIP suites and villas.

The publication also features stunning images of the extensive art collection on display at the resort, valued at more than one million dollars. Each chapter includes an array of Chef's Tips to assist the home chef in preparing the exclusive recipes. Readers will also enjoy many references to the history of Southwest Louisiana, regional culinary traditions and little known facts about L'Auberge.

The Flavor of L'Auberge goes on sale at 7:00 p.m. on November 21 and is available at L'Sundries and Desserts for just $39.99. It can also be conveniently purchased online at www.shopdulac.com or by calling (866) 779-7795; all major credit cards accepted.

Every dining outlet at L'Auberge contributed recipes to the project. Louisiana cuisine is honored with recipes such as Blackened Redfish with Cajun Butter Glaze; the resort's famous Crawfish Bisque; Alligator Bites with Creole Remoulade Sauce; Cajun Shrimp and Grits; and Crawfish Grilled Cheese. The chapter entitled The Far East highlights recipes from Asia such as Grilled Beef Vermicelli Bowl; Pad Thai; Stir Fried Shrimp and Scallops and Pho.

The hearty comfort food that is so beloved by L'Auberge guests can also be found in recipes like Eggs L'Auberge; Banana Walnut Pancakes; Croissant Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel's Whiskey Sauce and Warm Chocolate Cake. Snake River Grill fans will be thrilled to find recipes for cult favorite dishes such as Bacon Wrapped Dates; Cornmeal Crusted Trout with Louisiana Crawfish Sauce; and Crème Brulee. Recipes featured from Nevie Beach Club feature popular dishes such as Nevie Chopped Salad and Smoked Chicken Flatbread.

"L'Auberge offers a distinctive dining outlet for whatever you crave," said vice president and general manager Larry Lepinski. "It is our hope that this stunning cookbook will serve as a reminder of good times spent with us and great meals shared in Lake Charles with family and friends. He adds, "As we head into the holiday season we thank our guests for their loyal patronage and toast to their continued good fortune."

About L'Auberge du Lac
L'Auberge is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area.  This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action.  The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a business center and conference registration area; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service salon and spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; and top-name entertainment.  The casino features 30,000 square feet of Vegas-like gaming action with 62 table games and more than 1,600 ticket-in ticket-out slot machines.

To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444 or visit www.ldlcasino.com.

About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and Argentina. The Company has a casino development project under construction in the St. Louis area, to be called River City, which opening is dependent upon final approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Pinnacle is also developing a casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to be called Sugarcane Bay, and a casino resort in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, Pinnacle owns a casino site at the heart of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK.  To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.