And you can tell the celebration is underway with a quick look around Borgata’s Retail Piazza, where the Borgata Baking Company is setting up shop.
You see it in all the chocolate … lots of chocolate.
We’re talking nine-foot chocolate sculptures surrounded by carefully crafted chocolate flowers now on display at Borgata.
We call it the “Sweet & Whacky Edible Contraption” and it’s the handiwork of Borgata’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus DuBois.
For DuBois it’s another masterpiece from a guy who makes a lot of masterpieces. A former Executive Pastry Chef at the White House—during George W. Bush’s second term—Dubois’ mastery is seen throughout Borgata as he oversees pastry and bread production for both the AAA Four-Diamond Borgata and Water Club hotels including its in-room dining programs, banquets, catering and special events, in addition to the award-winning Borgata Buffet, Bread + Butter and Metropolitan Café.
Now he brings his expertise to the Borgata Baking Company which will serve innovative house-made “sweets and eats” from Dubois’s repertoire.
The $1.5 million concept will host its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 26 with a “Borgata Golden Chip” promotion. 500 prizes – including free cupcakes, scoops of gelato, Comp Dollars and the grand prize of $1,000 Slot Dollars – will be won by guests who purchase boxes of French Macarons during Memorial Day Weekend.
As for some of the other treats DuBois has lined up, well, there are classic desserts like Napoleons and Eclairs; fun pastries like Cake Pops, Whoopie Pies, and French Macarons; Pullman Sandwiches and warm breakfast pastries such as Cheesesteak Croissants; in addition to fresh-pressed juices, gluten-free and sugar-free options. Borgata Baking Company will also serve fresh gelato flavors prepared in-house by Chef DuBois’ team of culinary talents.
Come by and check it out — after all, there’s no reason not to start the sweet fun a little early.