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Galveston Historic Hotel Hotel Galvez to Host Annual Thanksgiving Brunch

Galveston, TX, November 06, 2010 --( For decades, thousands of guests have made Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, their choice for Thanksgiving brunch. This year’s Thanksgiving Brunch at the hotel’s Bernardo’s Restaurant, created by award-winning executive chef Jerry Helminski, will feature both traditional and non-traditional items sure to please all members of the family.

The Thanksgiving Brunch menu will include traditional items, such as turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams and green bean casserole, as well as a carving station, seafood station, omelet station and pasta station. Entrees will include apple-smoked bacon and country sausage, eggs Benedict, cheese blintz with berry sauce, Montreal-crusted top sirloin with gorgonzola glaze and pistachio crusted pork tenderloin with fall mushroom ragout. This year, the carving station will offer prime rib, bourbon-glazed ham and sage-rubbed turkey, while poached salmon, boiled and cocktail shrimp, oysters on the half shell and crab claws will be available at the seafood station.

In addition to its regular assortment of fruits, cheeses and freshly prepared breads and pastries, the hotel’s Thanksgiving Brunch menu will also offer seafood gumbo, Shiner Bock beer and white cheddar soup, walnut salad, grilled artichokes with pesto chicken and assorted chef salads. Guests will have more than 30 desserts from which to choose, including pumpkin and apple pies. Diners can also enjoy free-flowing champagne, mimosas and red or white wine.

Reservations for brunch are required and the hotel is offering seating times between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Brunch is priced at $49.95 for adults, $39.95 for seniors and $25.95 for children ages six to 11. Children under age six eat free. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (409) 765-7721.

Hotel Galvez’s Thanksgiving menu has been created by Executive Chef Helminski, who recently won top culinary awards at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and Epicurean Evening. Chef Helminski oversees the restaurants at both Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House – A Wyndham Grand Hotel.

“We are excited to offer this special Thanksgiving Brunch to the Galveston community, and our guests year after year,” says Chef Helminski. “In addition to our Thanksgiving Brunch, we are the only hotel on the island to offer a weekly champagne brunch. We have put great effort and energy into perfecting these meals for our guests, offering delicious food and great service set in a beautiful historic hotel.”

As part of the holiday weekend, Hotel Galvez is hosting its Third Annual Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. As part of the Holiday Lighting Celebration and Thanksgiving holiday, the hotel will also offer a special holiday package including accommodations and brunch.

The Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, remains the only historic beachfront hotel in Texas. Rated four diamonds by AAA, the Hotel Galvez is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations call (409) 765-7721, (800) WYNDHAM or visit

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, China, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by an affiliate or through a joint-venture partner. For more information, visit

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Mitchell Historic Properties
Christine Hopkins
Phone 409-765-7721

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