But one of the great things about Thanksgiving dinner is that many of the basic dishes at the traditional feast are on the list – most notably cranberries (as in sauce) and pumpkin (as in pie).
Cranberries are filled with disease fighting antioxidants and Vitamin C. They’re actually considered one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. Pumpkins are also filled with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, but also are a good source of Vitamin A and E.
OK, so at this point, you may be asking what does this have to do with the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s special spa treatments for November? Cranberries and pumpkins?
Let’s face it: Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to celebrate with family and friends, but that huge dinner can make the holiday somewhat overwhelming for the person stuck cooking the feast. However, fear not: With turkey day right around the corner, Borgata’s signature chefs sat down with us to chat about some of their Thanksgiving tips and secrets to make your holiday preparation easy as (pumpkin) pie.
There was a point during the stand-up performance of comedian Steven Wright – who played the Borgata Music Box Friday Nov. 4 – when virtually everyone in the near-capacity crowd came to the same conclusion.
Steven Wright is insane.
Not clinically, of course, but hilariously insane. And it wasn’t just that he kept telling the crowd he was. Listening to Wright’s barrage of one-liners mixed in with strange – sometimes very strange – stories, the conclusion was inescapable. He is crazy funny.
You know Wright for his lethargic, deadpan delivery of ironic, sometimes philosophical one liners.
Borgata proved why New York City is often called the city that never sleeps. To celebrate the conclusion of their action-packed two day Savor Borgata Weekend, the resort turned their Event Center into a bustling Manhattan street festival, complete with a dancing Statue of Liberty and a replica of the Empire State Building made out of chocolate.
For those who were looking for a good, healthy time, Savor Borgata didn’t fail. A Saturday afternoon luncheon and workshop featuring Greens and Grains (with locations in Galloway, Northfield, and Ventnor) provided guests with an opportunity to try some delectable, good-for-you dishes paired with freshly-pressed juices.
Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is no stranger to Borgata: The acclaimed kitchen superstar is The Water Club‘s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant, and has taken part in many previous Savor Borgata weekends. This year, Chef Zakarian took to The Music Box stage on Saturday afternoon for an intimate cooking demonstration with two of his friends, TV host Marc Summers and The Chew star (and new Borgata Chef/Partner) Michael Symon.
The Chef’s hour long demo was a meat lovers’ dream come true: He prepared a beef tartare and a seared steak, and audience members had the opportunity to ask dozens of culinary-inspired questions. During the interactive Q&A, Zakarian provided plenty of interesting cooking insights for those in attendance:
On Saturday, November 5, Savor Borgata guests were treated to an indulgent morning of pampering and healthy brunch bites poolside at Immersion Spa. The spa’s expert estheticians and staff were on hand to teach attendees how to make skin and body care products from common household ingredients, including cucumbers, egg whites, and even beer. In addition to all of the scrubs and masks, guests were treated to a spread of colorful fruit and bubbly brunch cocktails. Check out recipes and photos!
Savor Borgata Weekend kicked off with The Water Club’s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, sharing his signature cocktail recipes with guests. There were three delectable options available for an exclusive cocktail party at the hotel’s Sunroom lounge. Check out the tasty options for your own holiday mixer!
You can expect to feel like family at Chef Michael Symon‘s new restaurant opening Spring 2017 at Borgata. In fact, the television culinary mogul decided to name his newest outlet after his mother.
“Angeline” made it’s Borgata debut during a preview dinner hosted on November 4 at the soon to be renovated space that will house the new restaurant on our property. Savor Borgata guests and fans of Symon were welcomed to the intimate gathering, where the Chef himself revealed the name, design, and cuisine from his upcoming eatery.