Borgata Pastry Chef David Krzewinski’s job changes from day-to-day. One day, he can be meeting with a future bride helping her build a custom wedding cake, and the next, he can be designing desserts for a 1,200-seat event…
“We’re really moving along,” said Chef Michael Schulson, Chef-Partner of Borgata’s Izakaya, the sexy Japanese pub that has developed a strong and loyal following since it opened in 2008. But, faithful patrons at his Atlantic City establishment very well might have first run into the Chef’s signature stylings a few miles north in the City of Brotherly Love.
Schulson isn’t a new player in the vast and changing Philadelphia culinary scene; his Sampan restaurant is one of the most frequented spots on 13th Street in Center City’s Midtown Village, followed in popularity only by his unique concept Double Knot next door. It’s a coffee and espresso bar by day, and bustling Japanese-inspired eatery at night.
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.
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:
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.
Well, we can’t quite promise you that, but we can guarantee that you’ll have a load of foodie fun (and learn a few things along the way that you can apply to your own cooking) at Borgata’s annual Savor Borgata event. The week-long festival that celebrates everything culinary returns to the resort from Sunday, October 30th through Saturday, November 5th.