Sep 9

Borgata at the A.C. Seafood Festival

ac_seafood_festivalContrary to what you may have been hearing, Atlantic City is alive and kicking and ready to celebrate the end of summer with its 3rd Annual Atlantic City Seafood Festival September 13 & 14.

September is always a great month in Atlantic City with beautiful weather and events such as the Borgata Poker Open and the Miss America Pageant underway. But the Seafood Festival celebrates one of Atlantic City’s 365 days a year, 24/7 attractions—namely unbelievable seafood and dining experiences.

So it should come as no surprise that the fine dining leader (casual dining as well) in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, will be right there at the festival offering up some delectable dishes from our line-up of celebrity chefs and fine restaurants.

The festival may be across town at Bader Field, but we’ve got trucks and portable kitchen equipment, so no worries.

Here’s a look at what you can experience at Borgata’s booth:

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Sep 2

Take a Wine Trip Around “The Boot” with Fornelletto

taste-italian-wine-203x185Did you ever check out a wine label? There’s a lot of key information on a wine label that goes far beyond what type of wine it is and the year it was harvested.

Important info to be sure, but perhaps the key point of any wine is where it’s from—not just the country of origin, but the region where it was made.

It’s one thing to say a wine was made in Italy. It’s another to say it was made in the province of Piedmont in the northwest corner of Italy.

Such a wine may be a Piemonte Barolo, one of a range of wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. That alone tells a wine aficionado that this rather light-colored red wine will be wonderfully fragrant, with traditional notes of bitter cherry, earth and even roses.

Or if a wine is made in Tuscany (Toscana), then it comes from an Italian province known for some of the world’s most notable wine regions including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. In Tuscany, the Sangiovese grape (red) holds sway, yet many towns may have slightly different versions.

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Aug 13

28 West and Samuel Adams Present Beer and Bites August 16

BeerSamuel Adams was an American patriot and founding father known for his part in organizing the Boston Tea Party in which American revolutionaries dumped tons of British tea into Boston Harbor and replaced it with Summer Ale and Boston Lager. Then, a great time was had by all.

Ha, ha. Just a little humor at the Borgata Blog. Really, they replaced it with Samuel Adams new Rebel IPA craft beer.

Kidding again, there was no beer at the Boston Tea Party (well, at least none anyone will admit to), but Samuel Adams was the inspiration for Samuel Adams Brewery, which has quickly become one of the most successful craft beer brewers in the U.S.

And Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is hooking up with Samuel Adams Brewery at 28 West this Saturday, August 16 for a special Beer and Bites tasting event.

Ok, that may have been a long way to go to highlight another great Borgata food and beer pairings event, but Samuel Adams connection to history just brings it out of us.

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Jul 14

Learn to Cook From Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian July 19 in the Savor Borgata Culinary Series

Geoffrey ZakarianIn the culinary world, few chefs need less of an introduction than Geoffrey Zakarian.

He’s an Iron Chef, a TV star, an author and an executive chef at several restaurants around the country in New York, Miami and most importantly at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

You may know Chef Zakarian from his work on the Food Network shows “Chopped“, “The Next Iron Chef”, “Super Chefs“(which he won) and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate“, to name just a few of his shows. But we here at Borgata know him as the Culinary Lifestyle Consultant for Borgata’s signature hotel, The Water Club.

Yes, chefs like Zakarian get cool titles and you can usually check out his modern American cuisine by staying at The Water Club and ordering from the in-house menu or visiting The Water Club’s lobby lounge Sunroom.

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Jul 4

No Fuss Summer Get Together

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Playing host can often be a lot of work. Instead of spending your evening in the kitchen while your friends and family are enjoying the summer sun, go outside and join them! Follow our simple tips for a no fuss summer get together and rejoice that winter is behind us. Plan ahead! No-cook appetizers may…

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Jun 16

Celebrate National Steakhouse Month at Borgata

Steak and Red WineYou have to hand it to June. According to various sites on the internet—always an impeachable source—June is a month jammed packed with special observances.

Consider that June, among other things, is National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt a Cat Month and National Aquarium Month. Which is all well and good as we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love cats, have several beautiful aquariums on property and even have been known to enjoy a polka or two.

But it doesn’t stop there. June is also a month to honor lots of food, from dairy products to fruits and vegetables to candy, all of which we serve with great exuberance at Borgata. And it’s also National Steakhouse month …  hmmm, steakhouses.

Borgata knows steakhouses.

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Jun 3

Happy National Chocolate Macaron Day

Chocolate MacaronThis may come as a surprise, but today, June 3, is National Chocolate Macaron Day. Or it may be National Chocolate Macaroon Day, and Saturday, May 31, was National Chocolate Macaron Day.

Macaroons, long a favorite at the South Jersey Shore, are basically a baked meringue cookie with a chewy topping.

Macarons—a specialty at Borgata Baking Company—are a kind of a baked meringue cookie sandwich with a chewy butter-cream-type filling.

And they both come in chocolate among a ton of other varieties.

Macarons take a little more technical expertise to pull off, but at this point, who really cares? They’re just great cookies and Borgata Baking Company is the best place in Atlantic City to try them.

Under the direction of Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, the Baking Company’s macarons come in a great variety and set off the menu of sweets and eats as the perfect place for a nosh—especially if you have a sweet tooth.

 

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