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Tulalip Bay Restaurant awarded AAA Four Diamond distinction

TULALIP — Tulalip Bay Restaurant at the Tulalip Resort Casino has been honored with the prestigious Four Diamond Restaurant Award from AAA.

For the 2012 Diamond Ratings, 31,000 establishments qualified, but only 3.8 percent of those hotels and restaurants earned this distinction. Dining venues receive these rating levels because they're judged as offering an extensive array of amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

When reviewing each property, the AAA team looks for all the accoutrements of a fine-dining venue. Reviewers described Tulalip Bay as offering an environment of rich wood paneling, plush seating, a Chihuly chandelier, an award-winning wine list, an exhibition kitchen and table-side service. They also evaluated the menu creativity and found an array of fresh seafood, local produce and prime meat selections. As a Four Diamond restaurant, Tulalip Bay's service staff was deemed dedicated and highly attentive in catering to dining guests' every need. Sommelier Tommy Thompson was noted as always available to assist with wine selections and share his vast enological knowledge.

"We are honored to receive this award, and to share it with the community and our guests," said Lisa Severn, food and beverage director for the Tulalip Resort Casino. "The Resort is committed to offering an exemplary balance of unparalleled service, luxury and value representative of the AAA Four Diamond rating."

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