Ever wonder what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner?
Did they have cranberry sauce that was perfectly shaped like a can? Did they put marshmallows in the yams? Oysters in the stuffing?
Well, no, but by all accounts it was a pretty good feast of turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash.
Of course turkey was the big popularity winner on that menu down through the years and even Alexander Hamilton—the guy on the $10 bill—proclaimed that “no citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”
We here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love being part of the Thanksgiving dinner tradition and unlike many restaurants that close for the day, Borgata Dining is open and serving up turkey dinners at our fine dining restaurants.
And we don’t skimp on dessert either. We don’t know if the Pilgrims baked those fruits and berries into pies, but we do know that Borgata Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois makes the best Thanksgiving pies.
Those pies are available through Borgata Baking Co. and can be ordered for your Thanksgiving table.
That includes apple crumble, pumpkin, and cherry for $10 and pecan for $12. Order in person at Borgata Baking Co. and the pies will be available for pick-up starting at 11am Tuesday, November 24 through 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
If you prefer to leave the dinner to Borgata’s chefs, special Thanksgiving menus have been devised at Bobby Flay Steak, Fornelletto, Wolfgang Puck American Grille and Old Homestead Steakhouse.
The pilgrims never had it so good.
This Thanksgiving, Borgata has you covered. If you’re preparing a feast at home for family and friends, try any or all of the following recipes by Borgata’s Chef/Partners Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Michael Schulson, and Stephen Kalt. If you’d prefer to skip the work, but still delight in a delicious holiday meal, join any of Borgata’s participating restaurants for a Thanksgiving worth savoring – including Bobby Flay Steak, Old Homestead Steak House, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, The Metropolitan, and Borgata Buffet.
Thanksgiving Dining Menus:
Fine Dining Thanksgiving Menus
The Metropolitan Thanksgiving Menus
Follow our easy tips to impress even the most die-hard fans on game day – including comforting recipes by Borgata’s Chef/Partners Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Geoffrey Zakarian.
- Make your own table runner by using art paper in your team’s color and decorating with your team’s logo and mascot.
- Cut corkboard into football or helmet shapes to use as coasters.
- Show support for your favorite team by serving craft beer from breweries in your team’s region – Victory Brewing for Philadelphia Eagles fans, Brooklyn Brewery for New York Giants fans, and Union Craft Brewing for Baltimore Ravens fans.
- In addition to your prepared items, serve no-fuss snacks like pistachio nuts, hard pretzels, and honeycrisp apples with gruyere cheese.
When the calendar turns over to November each year, a lot of people start thinking about things like wind chills and the coming winter snows. Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we start thinking about something completely different—like Monkfish Francaise at Fornelletto or Crab Cake Sliders at Old Homestead Steakhouse. And that’s just for…
There was a time when tequila was thought of as a drink to enjoy as a quick shot—paired with lemon and salt—or in a Margarita, and that was pretty much it. Tequila wasn’t a drink you had at meals, or when enjoying hors d’oeuvres. The culinary world hadn’t yet embraced the nectar of the agave plant.
But that kind of thinking is long gone, and pairing food with fine tequila has become an art all its own.
At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Gypsy Bar—our renowned Tequila bar—it’s also an art that Borgata has mastered, along with the equally important skill of creating Tapas.
Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine that have become so popular, they are often combined and mixed and matched to make a full meal.
You’ve probably figured out where we’re going with this.
The Savor Borgata Culinary Series presents Tapas and Tequila at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar at 4pm Saturday, September 19. Enjoy Tapas paired with Tequila featuring Borgata Special Diamond Tequila.
The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is back this weekend at Atlantic City’s Bader Field and as always, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is participating and backing this great resort tradition.
The two-day festival, September 12 & 13 is an extravaganza of food and entertainment that celebrates the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean, while highlighting the East Coast’s favorite sea side city. More than 50 restaurants and culinary personalities are participating.
That includes Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Executive Chef Thomas Biglan who appears at the Seafood festival Saturday, September 12 at 4pm for an interactive cooking demonstration.
The stated goal of the festival producers is to give event attendees a reason to spend the day in Atlantic City. Whether it’s trying local restaurants, sipping Jersey beers, paddle boarding, cooking with local chefs, playing in the sand or getting a proper wine education, you’ll find yourself lost in the Atlantic City Seafood Festival and all that it offers.
The festival also includes a Chowder Cook off to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. After an in-house contest at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Borgata Buffet Chef Angel Torres will be representing Borgata in the cook off.
Seaside eating is pretty awesome when you are home to restaurants by some of the most talented chefs in the country. We put together a roundup of our 20 favorite things to eat and drink this summer at Borgata. Can you get through this yummy bucket list before Labor Day?
||Lobster Crab Cake│Bobby Flay SteakNamed one of the best crab cakes in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine, Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s modern twist on a classic seaside favorite is complete with green-onion vinaigrette and lemon-habanero tartar sauce.
||Salmon Tiradito│Izakaya Modern Japanese PubChef/Partner Michael Schulson just recently unveiled a new menu, including items like Short Rib Rice Balls, Korean BBQ Buns, and Gulf Shrimp Ceviche, but as yummy as they all are, our new favorite is the deliciously light and refreshing Salmon Tiradito with Lime, Yuzu, and Scallions.