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Jul 1

Borgata’s Fourth of July Weekend Line-up

FireworksWe have to admit that here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we get a little crazy about the Fourth of July.

It is the perfect summer holiday and when you’re in Atlantic City at the Jersey shore, well, that makes it the perfect holiday period. And when Fourth of July happens on the weekend—it’s a Saturday this year—and considering that every summer weekend is a party at Borgata … well, that’s just more perfect.

How can something be more perfect? Well, check out this lineup for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Fourth of July celebration this year.

We start with Meghan Trainor at Festival Park on July 3, offer up the best view for the traditional 4th of July Marina Fireworks Show (again from Festival Park) on July 4 and finish it off with … well, a bunch of stuff from a full entertainment schedule at Borgata’s Nightclubs to great promotions in our casino.

Of course, fireworks are the first thing people think of for the 4th, and our new outdoor venue at Festival Park is the perfect place to view this year’s show.

Atlantic City is putting on two shows this year, with a Boardwalk show July 3 and a marina show July 4.

These unique and brilliant fireworks shows are being created by one of the country’s largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, the presenter of pyrotechnic displays and shows around the world including the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular in New York City.

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Jun 26

Champagne Sunday Brunch June 28 at Borgata Festival Park

Champagne Sunday BrunchYou’ve probably heard of Moet & Chandon champagne makers.

They were established in 1743 in Champagne France and are the label behind Dom Perignon, the most famous champagne in the world.

And now they’re teaming up with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

This Sunday, June 28, Borgata Nightlife hosts an industry Champagne Sunday Brunch Party at 2pm at our new Festival Park sponsored by Moet & Chandon.

We think it’s the perfect way to introduce our new venue to the casino and nightlife industry here in Atlantic City. Music will be provided by Borgata House DJ Doug Grayson.  $5 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys and bottle service specials will be available.

We think our Festival Park is pretty special. So some on out, relax and enjoy.

Table reservations for the Moet & Chandon Champagne Sundays Brunch are available by calling 609.317.7249.

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Jun 12

Win Dinner with Bobby Flay at Borgata in Atlantic City

Bobby Flay Bourbon Dinner Ticket GiveawayReady for something delicious? We’re giving away tickets to the exclusive Bobby Flay’s Woodford Reserve Bourbon Dinner Event at Borgata in Atlantic City.

The June 22nd event is already sold out but we’ve reserved a pair of tickets for one of our BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com players.

Just log in to your BorgataCasino.com or BorgataPoker.com account from your PC or Mac on Monday, June 15th and opt in to the Savor Borgata Package Giveaway promo under the Promotions tab. When you do, we’ll give you one free entry into our June 16th drawing. You can earn more entries by playing real money poker and casino games. For every 20 iRewards Points you earn, you’ll receive one more entry.

If we draw your name, you’ll get to experience an incredible four-course dinner prepared by legendary chef Bobby Flay and enjoy featured Woodford Reserve bourbon pairings throughout the evening. If you’re exhausted after having your taste buds pampered, don’t worry about it. Your package also includes a stay in a Classic Room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

For more info, visit our Savor Borgata promotion page.

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Jun 2

Savor Borgata Series: Fun With Fondant June 13

Fun with FondantFor a lot of would-be bakers, icing—as in the icing on the cake—is one of the simplest parts of creating a baked dessert.

After all, you just pop open a can of ready-made frosting.

Guess what. That’s not baking. That’s just spreading stuff around.

Nope, bakers make their own frosting and see cake decorating as an art form all its own.

And to be sure, there are plenty of frosting types to choose from. There’s butter cream, royal, cream cheese, ganache, glazes and several others.

But we’re not here today to talk about any of those. Nope, we’re here to talk to you about fondant.

The actual bakers in the house just shivered. Fondant—often used on wedding cakes—has traditionally been seen as one of the hardest types of icing to work with.

Poured fondant is a sweet, creamy paste that can be used as a filling or icing for pastries such as éclairs and Napoleons, but rolled fondant is almost like a very sweet dough that is rolled out flat into sheets which can then be colored and used to decorate cakes. Fondant can be used to both cover cakes, or to make decorations such as flowers.

Fondant can be seen as a true cake decorators master icing. Its satiny finish and its moldability make it the perfect choice for cake decorating, but most home bakers tend to leave its use to the pros (and a lot of them are scared of it too).

Well, fear no more, thanks to Borgata Pastry Chef David Krzewinski who presents Fun with Fondant June 13 in Studio 2 of the Borgata Event Center as part of the Savor Borgata Series.

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Apr 28

Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged Cocktails Savor Borgata Event May 16

Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged CocktailsThis is a tale of two amazing things that when put together, result in a Savor Borgata event that’s going to blow your mind.

First up is the barrel. Yes, the simple barrel of the roll out the, over the, and barrel through variety.

Sure it may seem like some simple construction of wood slats and metal bands, but once constructed—and combined with liquor—it’s one of the most important flavoring agents in the distilling and brewing industry.

Think about it. They age whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum, tequila, beer, wine and sherry in barrels to add to the spirit’s distinctive taste, color and body. Hey, they even age Tabasco sauce and vinegar in barrels (but that’s another story).

Next up is the simple bartender, the mixologist, the cocktail slinger. These humble purveyor of drinks are always looking to find that edge, that extra ingredient or element that puts their cocktails over the top into new territory.

So it’s not surprising that some of those wily bartenders—including ours here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—hit on the idea of finding some old whiskey and wine barrels and aging their own cocktails in them.

Thus another trend was born—the barrel-aged cocktail. And on May 16 in Long Bar, the Savor Borgata Series will present a Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged Cocktails Lunch. Specially made cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve whiskeys will be aged in Woodford Reserve barrels and pared with a menu by Borgata’s Executive Chef Thomas Biglan.

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Apr 27

Watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at Borgata May 2

Mayweather vs. PacquiaoThe boxing world is all abuzz these days as we count down to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight May 2 from Las Vegas.

And rightly so. A fight this big hasn’t come around in years.

Call it the “Fight of the Century” (Hey, we’re 15 years into the century now), as this welterweight championship fight between eight-division world champion Pacquiao and undefeated, five-division world champion Mayweather is a boxing fan’s dream—one that’s been stewing for more than five years as details of the fight were worked out.

And while the super fight may have been banished to the dusty confines of Nevada, Borgata and Atlantic City are right on top of the action. In fact, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers up the best viewing package you’ll see on the East Coast.

Tickets to our private big screen viewing at The Music Box on fight night went fast, but that hardly leaves fight fans out in the cold.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is transforming itself into Mayweather vs. Pacquiao land as the fight will be on our screens all over Borgata.

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Apr 21

Margarita Madness at Gypsy Bar May 2

Margarita MadnessHere’s a quick riddle, appropriate for the fast approaching Cinco de Mayo celebration at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

What do former Zeigfield dancer Marjorie King, ambassador’s daughter Margarita Henkel and Dallas socialite Margarita Sames have in common?

Never heard of them you say? Yet, you may regularly imbibe their namesake every time you have a Margarita.

Yep, all three are said to be the inspiration for the tequila cocktail the

Don’t miss our Margarita Madness event at Gypsy Bar this Cinco de Mayo.  Gypsy Bar Tequila bar offers an immense menu of tequilas and Margaritas.

Don’t miss our Margarita Madness event at Gypsy Bar this Cinco de Mayo.  Gypsy Bar Tequila bar offers an immense menu of tequilas and Margaritas.

argarita at various times and at various Mexican bars in the late 30s and early 40s.

Even singer Peggy Lee (Peggy being a nickname for Margaret) can stake her claim to one of the many origin stories—this time in Galveston, Texas—that surround this cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice.

And who’s to say who’s right or wrong and which Margarita started it all?

What we do know, is that there’s no better celebration of the Margarita than at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar, where the Savor Borgata Series will offer up Margarita Madness at 4pm Saturday, May 2. For $39, the event features Casamigos Tequila at Borgata’s rock n’ roll Tequila bar where you can mix and mingle while sipping on Margaritas and noshing on small bites.

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Apr 6

Old Homestead Smokehouse BBQ April 10 at Borgata

Old Homestead BBQ DinnerThere are few things in this country that can start an argument as quickly as bringing up the simple concept of barbecue.

Sure, we all like barbecue, but just exactly what kind of barbecue are you talking about?

Pork or beef? Sauce or dry rub? If it’s sauce, what goes in it? Vinegar and what?

And what style are we talking about? North Carolina? Kansas City? Memphis? Pretty much any other southern state?

And is it barbecue or BBQ?

Yes, it’s all pretty confusing, but luckily for us at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City, we’re pretty much barbecue neutral (Hey, Atlantic City came up with salt water taffy OK?).

So when Old Homestead Steak House presents an Old Homestead Smokehouse BBQ event at 8pm, April 10 as part of the Savor Borgata Series, Chef Romeo DiBona has a lot of leeway in picking the menu.

His choice—Texas style.

For barbecue novices, that largely means beef—and who knows more about beef than Old Homestead?—smoked over some kind of wood such as hickory, pecan or oak … or maybe mesquite. And that’s served with sauce – or a dry rub.

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Mar 31

Recap of Holy Ravioli with Stephen Kalt on March 14

Chef Stephen KaltYou know what’s a great indication that a particular dish is a hit with the masses?

How about if it’s been served for more than 800 years and great chefs such as Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Stephen Kalt are still devising new and innovative ways to serve it up?

That’s staying power friends, and when it comes to Italian cuisine, few things have stood up like the ravioli. Yes the ravioli, that little doughy Italian dumpling that can be stuffed with anything—though ricotta cheese is the traditional starting point—to devise the perfect bite of food.

Stephen Kalt, Borgata chef/partner at Fornelletto’s Cucina & Wine Bar, recently highlighted the savory little bites, along with some perfect wine matchings at a another of his Holy Ravioli demonstration and luncheon events on Saturday, March 14 as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.

It’s a formidable task, of course, to come up with a new take on an 800-year-old standby like the ravioli.

Legend has it that though “riavvolgere” means “to wrap,” most believe the dish was actually named after Ravioli, a renowned 13th-century chef in the Repubblica di Genova.

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Mar 17

Japanese Suntory Whisky Dinner at Izakaya March 20

Japanese Suntory Whisky DinnerWhen Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa holds a Japanese Suntory Whisky Dinner as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series at Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub on March 20, it’s going to be the latest chapter in an amazing story.

Just that sentence alone should tip you off to how amazing it all is. After all, Japanese whisky?

Japanese Sake—well, sure. It’s what the country is famous for. Even Japanese beer is pretty well known. But Suntory whisky, a legitimate western style whisky distilled in Japan may come as a bit of surprise.

It did to the Japanese as well, but still came about due to the amazing story of Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii.

Torii’s story starts off with his study of the traditional Sake and sweetened wines as he opened his own shop in 1899—long before Japanese culture began embracing the west. Torii developed a love of western whiskys and soon exhibited a flair for the stuff to the point of being nicknamed “the nose of Osaka” (which is just a great nickname whatever the context).

To make a long story short (you can read more about Torii’s career at www.suntory.com), Torii introduced his first true whisky in 1929, a single malt whisky nicknamed Shirofuda that defied an army of naysayers who felt that true whisky could never be distilled in Japan.

More than 85 years later,  Suntory whisky is still around and thriving and now comes to Borgata to meet up with Izakaya and Borgata Celebrity Chef Michael Schulson, who has prepared an amazing (there’s that word again) menu to highlight four of Suntory’s brand name whiskys.

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