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.
There are two big announcements for fans of singer Josh Groban this week.
First, Groban has been nominated for a Grammy for his album Stages for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Second, tickets for Groban’s August 5 concert at Borgata’s Event Center go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10 am.
It’s all just another week in the life for Groban, of course, who got his first Grammy nomination 10 years ago and has been a music superstar ever since. Groban tweeted that he is “honored to be in such tremendous company,” along with fellow nominees like Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan and Barry Manilow.
Now that’s hanging with the big Boys.
Groban’s crossover album Stages, released in April, was hailed as a triumphant interpretation of songs from some of the biggest Broadway musicals of all time. According to Broadwayworld.com, Groban’s Stages and tour are a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time,” and which he was drawn to because of their combination of “incredible melody with an incredible story.”
He brings that tour to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 5 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday, December 11. By then, Groban could be yet another Grammy winner to grace the Borgata Event Center stage.
Tickets are $153.50 / $123.50 / $98.50 / $78.50.
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.
Named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Borgata is extremely proud to share that we received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation – America’s largest…