The 2016 entertainment schedule for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is filling up and we’re announcing three upcoming shows, all of which will see tickets go on sale Friday, January 15.
Franki Valli 4/8 & 4/9 Music Box
Foreigner 5/7 Event Center
Tony Orlando 5/13 Music Box
Franki Valli, of course, is a long time staple at Borgata. Valli came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons and immediately became known for his falsetto vocals. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons’ alias ‘The Wonder Who?’, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist.
Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962), “Walk Like a Man” (1963), “Rag Doll” (1964) and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (1975). As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs “My Eyes Adored You” (1974) and “Grease” (1978).
Tony Orlando is another regular performer at Borgata. Orlando scored solo hits in the 1960s such as “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You,” but rose to superstardom as part of Tony Orlando and Dawn in the 1970s. Their hits included “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”
Welcome to the new OUT at Borgata blog! My name is Bryan and I’m excited to be curating the content of this area for our readers. We’ll be bringing you not only great behind-the-scenes previews of entertainment, dining, and experiences at Borgata, but also some wonderful stories of local LGBT organizations and leaders in the region who are making a real impact.
A bit about me: I grew up in New Jersey and currently live in Center City Philadelphia where I write on the arts for a number of local and national publications. I’ve also covered gay news for over two years and have become quite familiar with a number of people, places, and things that are noteworthy for LGBT folks. Additionally, I am a professor of communications in South Jersey, so I am quite plugged in to the region. In my spare time, you’ll find me enjoying the performing arts (opera is my guilty pleasure), practicing yoga, traveling, and enjoying good meals and mixology.
2016 is here. And it’s going to be pretty amazing.
There was a time when just the thought of the year 2016 sounded pretty futuristic. We all expected to be driving flying cars and zapping up whole turkey dinners in our hydrators.
Instead, it’s another new year after a busy holiday season that’s left us with tired feet, knotted up shoulders and flaky skin. And we had to cook the turkey.
What’s so amazing about that? Well, Borgata’s Spas are what.
Our January Spa Specials offer the perfect start to the New Year and promise to massage, exfoliate and hydrate (see?, Futuristic) you back into shape.
This month we’re also offering a new hair ritual from Kerastase and euphoric foot runs. That’s right, euphoric.
Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we’re ready to help you start the New Year in style, help you keep that resolution to take better care of yourself and let you enjoy some much-deserved pampering.
2016 is looking pretty amazing.
Here’s our January specials at Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa:
At this point, it’s pretty much agreed by the world that chocolate goes with everything. We can eat chocolate at any meal and in any combination.
We’ve covered every nut and fruit with chocolate, every sweet, chewy center we could think of and anything else that wasn’t moving. You can even get chocolate covered bacon.
But there is one area of chocolate matching that might surprise you—and that’s with wine. You’re probably aware of dessert wines, but even so, you might still think of wine and chocolate as strange palate fellows.
Well, then we have an event for you.
The Savor Borgata Series presents Wine and Chocolate, Perfect Companions on Saturday, February 13 at 11:30 am at 28 West, just in time for your Valentine’s Day meal.
Explore the savory side of chocolate with a five-course lunch featuring Brix Chocolate for Wine, the first chocolate specifically blended to complement wine.
Brix Chocolate for Wine covers all of your favorite chocolate types from milk chocolate to dark.
With the holidays over and a couple of months of winter ahead of us, it’s only natural to start dreaming of the return of spring.
In 2016, however, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa isn’t just getting ready for a normal spring, we’re preparing for the hottest spring Atlantic City has ever seen as we open our brand new $14 million, 18,000-square-foot Premier Nightclub.
You’ve been waiting to see what will be unveiled to continue Borgata’s reign as the hottest nightlife spot on the East Coast, and now we can tell you.
Designed by Josh Held (Marquee NYC; TAO Las Vegas; Voyeur Los Angeles), Premier Nightclub will create a theatrical experience for partygoers.
As guests enter the nightclub, they will be welcomed into an ornate, yet modern scene with tiered booths focused on the DJ booth, stage, and digital proscenium. The main room will be flanked by two 35-foot-long bars with carved-stone faces and pierced-metal and mirrored back bars. An internal monumental staircase with hand-welded bronze filigree will take guests upstairs to the horseshoe-shaped mezzanine. A custom 6-foot-diameter disco ball will shine as the grand showpiece in the heart of Premier, surrounded by a first-of-it-kind 25-foot-diameter chandelier made from programmable light.
In a word, it will be fantastic. But then we are Borgata.
Take the quintessential holiday side dish to new levels with recipes by Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Romeo DiBona.
Yukon Gold Colcannon with Sautéed Mustard Greens & Bacon Butter│Bobby Flay
Recipe & Image courtesy of www.BobbyFlay.com
- For the Potatoes
- 2 ½ lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
Embrace your Christmas spirit with these holiday-inspired cocktails. Enjoy at Borgata or at home by the tree!
Santa’s Winter Sangria│Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar
- Two 1.5 bottles of red wine
- ½ bottle of brandy (no flavors)
- ¾ bottle of triple sec
- 1/3 bottle of dark rum (myers)
- 20 cloves
- 3 open vanilla beans
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- Half gallon of orange juice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 blood oranges
- 3 tangeringes
- Sees of 2 pomegranates
- *Mix in large container; may be kept for several weeks
When it comes to fine dining, Borgata offers up one of the most star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs anywhere—Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, Wolfgang Puck—at our fine dining restaurants.
Really, who could ask for more?
Well, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is announcing the addition of celebrated chef Michael Symon (Lola Bistro; Lolita; Roast) to our esteemed fine dining roster.
That’s Michael Symon of “Iron Chef” fame and co-host of “The Chew” fame and author of cookbooks and e-books fame and just all around on TV all the time talking about cooking fame.
Symon’s new Borgata venture is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Symon to Borgata with the debut of his first Italian restaurant,” said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Equally famous for his soulful cooking and joyful personality, Chef Symon is recognized among the best in the country and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into our culinary family.”
Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Symon creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants. But what has always made Symon stand out is his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh.
Here’s an imaginary conversation we just made up.
“Hey, what should we get Dad?”
“How about a bathrobe so he won’t wander around on Christmas morning in that ugly plaid thing.”
“Yeah, since he lost the belt for that, it’s been kind of rough. But where can we get a nice one?”
“Well, ShopBorgata has a beautiful Waffle Terry Bath Robe.”
“It has a sheered waffle face with a looped terry lining and it comes with a belt. Not to mention that it’s 25 percent off as part of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s holiday sale at ShopBorgata.com.”
“That’s great. Problem solved. Does ShopBorgata have anything that would be good for Aunt Tilly?”
“Of course it does.”
Hey it could happen. But what can easily happen is visiting ShopBorgata.com and finding some great holiday gift ideas. And that 25 percent off holiday sale wasn’t imaginary, it’s real.