ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 25, 2015) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will present Savor Borgata Weekend on Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7, featuring a variety of events leading up to Street Eats: Savor The World, a unique food festival celebrating global street fare prepared by Borgata’s celebrity roster of chefs.
A place to eat, drink, and mingle, Street Eats: Savor The World will offer more than 20 different stations from Borgata’s star-studded culinary lineup, including Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House), as well as Executive Chefs Tom Biglan (Borgata) and Thaddeus DuBois (Borgata Pastry). Enjoying craft beers and a variety of wines from across the globe, guests will join hosts Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley (FOX29 “Good Day Philadelphia” co-hosts) at The Event Center on Saturday for a night that will include live music by Crazy In Stereo, festival entertainers and games, kitchen demonstrations by Bobby Flay and several of Borgata’s in-house chefs, among other activities.
“We are thrilled to present Street Eats: Savor The World as the headlining event of Savor Borgata Weekend,” said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “New to Street Eats this year, each chef will present their take on globally-inspired street fare, providing guests with the unique opportunity to nosh on eats from around the world, without ever leaving Borgata. Several new events will be introduced to the weekend lineup, including dinners by Wolfgang Puck and Geoffrey Zakarian on Friday, as well as debut tastings and seminars throughout the day on Saturday.”
For the fourth year, Borgata will present a program of signature events throughout the weekend that will celebrate the individual talent of each participating chef. On Friday, Savor Borgata Weekend will kick-off with three signature dinners designed to excite even the most experience palettes. “The Best of Wolfgang Puck,” located at Wolfgang Puck American Grille, will present a 5-course wine dinner by Chef Puck himself with a menu drawing inspiration from his restaurants around the world. Down the hall, “Dinner with Geoffrey Zakarian” will take over 28 West for a gastronomic experience guests will savor forever – including a meet-and-greet cocktail reception with the Iron Chef, followed by an exclusive 4-course dinner. Across property, Old Homestead restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry will celebrate New Jersey’s best steak house* by hosting a multi-course “Steak, Stoli, & Caviar” dinner with their award-winning Executive Chef, Romeo DiBona. On the same evening, guests may join Absolut Vodka and Borgata Culinary to learn how to throw an unforgettable cocktail party at “Absolut-ly Fabulous Tapas Party” held inside one of the hotel’s premiere Residence Suites.
On Saturday afternoon, Food Network fans will learn some of Bobby Flay’s most celebrated recipes during a live Culinary Demonstration at Borgata’s Music Box theatre. Immediately following, Flay will sign copies of his new cookbook, “Brunch @ Bobby’s,” inside 28 West.
Also on Saturday, Borgata will host a series of intimate classes and engaging culinary activities, starting with a 4-course “Wine and Chocolate… Perfect Companions” savory-sweet lunch at 28 West produced by Borgata Executive Chef Tom Biglan and Wine Manager Laura Turenne. Just a few dining rooms away, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar Chef/Partner Stephen Kalt will host the interactive “Pasta Making 101,” where guests will spend the afternoon sipping wine and tasting savory bites. Later, Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub’s Michael Schulson will demonstrate just how fun and easy sushi-making can be at the hands-on “Sushi & Sake with Schulson” class, while Borgata Executive Pastry Chef – and former White House Pastry Chef – Thaddeus Dubois shares his best techniques for the perfect pie at “The Pie is the Limit.” Not to be outdone, The Metropolitan will open the door to discover what happens when oysters and beer pair together at “The World is Your Oyster,” and across the hall, Gypsy Bar will welcome Pernod Ricard Wine Ambassador Ken Pearlman for an afternoon nibbling tapas and sipping sangria at “Saborea la Sangria.”
Borgata will also present tasting events for guests to pick their poison amidst whiskey, beer, wine, and champagne seminars throughout the property on Saturday. Whiskey connoisseurs can begin their afternoon with Bulleit Frontier Whiskey at Long Bar for “Bite the Bulleit – Tastes of Kentucky,” while advanced and amateur oeonophiles join Francis Ford Coppola Winery for “Tasting In The Dark,” and champagne lovers enjoy an escalating flight of bubbles and cheese pairings at “Bubbles… by G.H. Mumm.” New to the lineup, wine and beer fans will battle it out at “Grapes vs Grains” when Master Sommelier Robert Bigelow takes on Certified Cicerone Ryan Johnson to learn which makes the better food pairing.
Savor Borgata Restaurant Week will return for the fourth year, beginning Sunday, November 1, through Friday, November 6. Throughout the week, Borgata will offer $39 three-course tasting menus at Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, and Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub, as well as $59 three-course tasting menus at Bobby Flay Steak and Old Homestead Steak House.
Tickets for Savor Borgata Presents Street Eats: Savor The World, priced at $89 per person, are on sale now. Guests looking for a more intimate Street Eats experience may purchase VIP tickets at $139 per person, providing early admission for a limited crowd. Tickets for all Savor Borgata Weekend events may be purchased at www.theborgata.com or by calling 1.866.900.4TIX (4849). Several hotel packages, starting from $279, are also available throughout the week, including “Savor Borgata Restaurant Week” – overnight stay in a Fiore Suite and dinner for two, available Sunday through Thursday; “Savor The Weekend” – Friday and Saturday stay, dinner for two, two tickets to Bobby Flay’s Culinary Demonstration, and two tickets to Street Eats; as well as “Street Eats: Savor The World” –overnight stay on Saturday, dining credit, and two tickets to Street Eats.
*Old Homestead Steak House was named 2015’s best steak house in New Jersey by Business Insider.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 184 table games; 3,038 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, www.BorgataCasino.com and www.BorgataPoker.com. For more information on Borgata, please visit www.theborgata.com or follow www.twitter.com/BorgataAC.
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