This is the time of year for decorating, shopping, eating and general holiday goodness. And in that last category here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, that includes great holiday concerts and shows.
But what if we were to take the basic holiday concert and spice it up a bit? You know, say with some great classic music. Not classical music, but classic music—like Motown.
Now that’s a Holiday concert. Great Christmas music and great Motown classics.
Like say if Borgata’s favorite Motown group Human Nature returned to Borgata’s Music Box for two nights on December 4 & 5 to present Human Nature: Christmas Motown & More.
We’ve told you about the Australian group Human Nature before in one of their now regular summer stints here at Borgata in Atlantic City. Backed by Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Human Nature has become a Las Vegas staple—recently voted Las Vegas’ No. 1 vocal group—but regularly tours the East Coast.
For their Christmas show, they promise “Christmas, Motown and more!” is a lively holiday celebration including an 11 piece band and string section. Human Nature performs 14 Holiday classics from their new Christmas Album including “Please Come Home for Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Silent Night – O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and a selection of Motown’s greatest hits which Human Nature have become famous for.
This spectacular stage production is the ultimate family-fun Christmas show in all of Las Vegas. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Human Nature has a special show just for you.”
You’re getting ready to plan your upcoming holiday meal and this year, you want to do something really different to impress your family and friends
So you mull over the myriad choices that a holiday meal presents. You know, turkey or ham. Mashed potatoes or scalloped. Sweet potatoes or yams.
Hmm, not as many choices as you thought. Well, then Aram Mardigian, Executive Chef at Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has a lesson for you. Mardigian presents another Lunch and Learn session December 5 as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.
In these lessons, Mardigian not only serves a great feast (with wine), he shows you the secrets to some of his favorite holiday dishes. And with a chef like Mardigian, you’re not going to get the standard “Should I put marshmallows in the sweet potatoes?’ like cooking decisions.
Check out this menu.
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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.
The world is full of songs that are hard to get out of your head. Once you hear them, they stay with you all day, in the back of your mind, in the front of your mind, taking over your mind.
And for those who come to Borgata’s Music Box on November 28 to see singer and “Dancing With the Stars” star Andy Grammer, we guarantee you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Shortly after the concert, we envision a few thousand Grammer fans walking around Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa softly singing “Nah, nah, honey I’m good. I could have another but I probably should—Not.”
And maybe not all that softly. That’s what happens when a singer hits on a relationship anthem that touches the public’s heart, and has a great musical hook.
The success of the single took even Grammer by surprise, but not because of the subject matter.
“I think anyone in a relationship has to deal with temptation, if they’re being honest with themselves,” the married Grammer recently told radio.com. “People don’t talk about it very much but it’s very honest. Guys and girls both have temptation.
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.
November is a month known for ushering the holiday season. That means sales, decorations and most of all, great fall flavors.
There’s ginger and spice, apple pie a la mode, and pumpkin, just to name a few autumnal faves. They’re so prevalent this time of year, they permeate the air and we feel them in our very skin.
So at this point, you may be wondering if you’re mistakenly reading Borgata’s dining blog.
Nope, this is Borgata’s Spa Blog because in November, fall spices take over even in our famed spa treatments and massages at Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa. And there’s a reason that spices like ginger and pumpkin make us feel so revived at the holidays. Like many natural ingredients, each spice has its own health benefits.
Ginger, for example—long known as a treatment for nausea—also has a warming effect that stimulates circulation. Meanwhile, pumpkin helps neutralize free radicals and can help prevent wrinkling and vanilla bean is chock full of important minerals. Apples, of course, are about as healthy a fruit as you can find.
And you thought they just made great cookies and pies.