Tag Archive: Food

Apr 18

Oy Vey: Crazy Jewish Mom’s Kate Siegel and Kim Friedman Celebrating Mother’s Day at Borgata

Kate Siegel Author Photo - credit Mary WyattAnd you thought your mother was overbearing!

Kate Siegel has made a healthy living from the digital relationship with her mom, South Jersey resident Kim Friedman, via her insanely popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, where Siegel shares the juicy and downright hysterical unsolicited text messages that her mother sends her. Hopefully the two, who have been featured everywhere from O Magazine to 20/20, won’t be fighting over Hipster man buns and nude selfies when they make a special appearance at Borgata this Mother’s Day weekend. Both Siegel and Friedman will be on hand for two events at the resort on Saturday, May 7th, a perfect way to celebrate your own Mom. Read on for more for details!

 

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Apr 13

Lunch and Learn with Wolfgang Puck American Grille Executive Chef Aram Mardigian May 28

Wolfgang Puck American Grille Execuitve Chef Aram MardigianThere are a lot of elements of Spring that people love to embrace. We clean our homes (OK, maybe people don’t love that part), break out the shorts and start spending a lot more time outside.

And one of the best aspects of spring can be seen at the dinner table. After a long season of eating produce shipped in from hundreds, if not thousands of miles away, we can now stock our tables with locally grown fresh Spring fruits, berries and vegetables.

For an Executive Chef like Aram Mardigian,  that also means breaking out the Spring recipes. Mardigian is a regular in our Savor Borgata Culinary Series “Lunch and Learn” presentations, so that means that you have the opportunity to break out his recipes as well this Spring.

Mardigian presents a special spring-themed Lunch and Learn event Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28 at Wolfgang Puck American Grille. He’ll be showing attendees how to prepare a three-course lunch with wine featuring several of his classic Spring dishes.

We’re calling it our “Spring into Summer Luncheon with Aram Mardigan

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Mar 31

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner at Old Homestead Steakhouse May 6

Woodford Reserve Kentucky DinnerThe Kentucky Derby is the Super Bowl of American horse racing and this year’s running marks the 142nd year of the Run for the Roses.

And while you can experience all the excitement and action of the “fastest two minutes in sports” at Borgata’s Racebook, keep one thing in mind.

The Kentucky Derby has endured because it is much more than a simple horse race.

The derby exemplifies a sense of style and southern charm that has been preserved down for decades. As much as it’s about 3-year-old thoroughbreds, it’s also about mint juleps and traditional Kentucky cuisine. When they play “My Old Kentucky Home” at Churchill Downs, there’s 142 years of tradition on display.

We know a little about tradition here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and we know a lot about fine dining – especially at Old Homestead Steakhouse.

And Friday, May 6 – which is also the day the Kentucky Oaks is run – Old Homestead will become my Old Kentucky Homestead by teaming up with Kentucky bourbon distillers Woodford Reserve to present the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.

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Mar 29

Savor Borgata Presents ‘The World is Your Oyster’ at The Metropolitan April 23

The World is Your OysterFor fans of nature and the incredible diversity of life on our planet, may we present for your consideration the simple oyster?

Yeah sure they don’t run around killing gazelles like lions or soar above us like eagles. They just sort of sit there, in the bay, until somebody goes and digs them up.

But they’re still fascinating, living their little bivalve lives out in the water. Some of them are makers of pearls, providing us all with a safe gift choice for anniversaries. Some of them—called window pane oysters—have translucent shells that make nice, and much cheaper jewelry gifts all by themselves.

And of course, they’re mostly good eats.

Make that great eats. Wonderful eats

Hey, whatever they do out in the bay, it sure makes them tasty.

Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa we’ve long celebrated the oyster by serving them in various delicious ways at The Metropolitan’s oyster and raw bar.

On April 23, we’re going to bump it up a notch by presenting The World is Your Oyster at 2pm, as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. For this event, The Metropolitan will team oysters with another miracle of the modern world, namely beer (some wheat, some hops, some yeast and voila – beer).

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Mar 23

Easter Specials at Borgata Baking Co.

Borgata Baking CompanyIn honor of Easter Sunday on March 27, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and most definitely Borgata Baking Co. present this little primer of fun facts on Easter treats to fill out your family’s Easter baskets.

Cupcakes – A small cake designed to serve one person. First showed up in an American cookbook in 1796 titled Ye Olde American Cookbook (We made the title up).

Easter Malt Ball Cupcake – The first malted milk treats were invented in the 1870s as an infant food. But people liked it so much, everyone started eating it – especially at the movies.

Caramel Cream Egg Pop – A pretty unique Borgata Baking Co. treat.

Cannoli – An Italian pastry dessert of the Sicily region. The singular is cannolo, meaning “little tube.” But most people use the plural as in “May I have more cannoli?”

Macaron – A French sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and Borgata Baking Co.’s Thaddeus DuBois’ specialty.

Bonbons – If it’s a small sweet candy, you can call it a bonbon.

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Mar 16

Borgata Extends Restaurant Week Through March

You know what’s better than Atlantic City Restaurant Week? How about Borgata’s Atlantic City Restaurant Month?

Let us explain.

People have been going so nuts for our prix fixe meals deals during this year’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week at The Metropolitan and N.O.W. for lunch and Fornelleto, Izakaya and Wolfgang Puck American Grille for dinner, that we just can’t see ending the deals after a week.

So while Atlantic City Restaurant Week ends March 12, our Borgata prix fixe meal deals will be available through March 31.

Restaurant Month Noodles of the WorldThat means lunch at The Metropolitan and Noodles of the World for $15.16.

Get your choice of (also with a first course, soup and dessert) at N.O.W of:

Chicken Pad Thai: Wide Rice Noodles, Chicken, Peanuts, Onions, Egg, Scallions, Bean Sprouts, Sesame Oil, Cilantro, Fiery Fish Sauce

Vegetable Lo-Mein: Egg Noodles, Broccoli, Bean Sprouts, Green Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Scallions, and Soy Sauce

Peking Style Shrimp and Chicken: Shrimp, Chicken, Green Peas, Onions, Straw Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Carrots, Spicy Peking Sauce. Served with Steamed White Rice.

Or, at The Metropolitan (also with a first course and dessert):

Champignon Burger: CAB Ground Beef Stuffed With Crimini, Domestic & Portabella Mushrooms, Bacon Onion Jam, Brie, Tater Tots, Dijon Gravy

Fried Cod Fish Sandwich: Lettuce, Tomato, Red Slaw, Caper Aioli, Tater Tots, Dijon Gravy

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Feb 24

Savor Borgata Presents A Night on the Red Carpet at Wolfgang Puck American Grille February 28

Night on the Red CarpetOn February 28, all eyes will turn to the Academy Awards presentations in Los Angeles as the whole country goes on a “beautiful people” watching spree.

And as everyone knows, the most fun comes before the awards are even handed out. We’re talking, of course about the red carpet, where we can all say things like, “Gee, not sure Jennifer Lawrence should have gone with the taffeta,” and “Leo’s tux just looks soooo much nicer than Bryan Cranston’s (yeah, it’s the tux).”

Ah yes, the beautiful people. Now most people around the country will be watching this glamour extravaganza in plaid pajama bottoms while eating a pint of ice cream. But here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we think the red carpet should be even more of a big deal.  And most of all, we think you should be on a red carpet as well.

That’s why the Savor Borgata Culinary Series will present A Night on the Red Carpet at Wolfgang Puck American Grille starting at 6:30pm February 28, otherwise known as Oscar night.

Think about it. You get to watch the red carpet while taking in all the elegance of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at one of our premier dining establishments, Wolfgang Puck American Grille.

By the way, guess who’s providing the food for the post Oscars Governors Ball? Just a chef named Wolfgang Puck. Which means you’ll be able to sample the same food the big shots will get after the awards—before the awards.

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Dec 1

Borgata Holiday Lunch and Learn with Aram Mardigian December 5

Lunch & LearnYou’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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Nov 18

Thanksgiving Pies and Menus at Borgata

Thanksgiving PiesEver 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.

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Oct 23

Savor Borgata Restaurant Week Nov. 1 – 7

When the calendar turns over to November each year, a lot of people start thinking about things like wind chills and the coming winter snows. Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we start thinking about something completely different—like Monkfish Francaise at Fornelletto or Crab Cake Sliders at Old Homestead Steakhouse. And that’s just for…

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