I have a confession: I love food. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that I love the new Marketplace Eatery that opened earlier this month. Borgata is clearly the foodie capital of Atlantic City, with restaurants by the likes of Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck throughout the resort. But unlike a formal sit-down dining experience, the Marketplace allows you to immerse yourself head-first in a world of some of the coolest foodie items around.
I spent an afternoon rounding up some of my favorite items that you can purchase during your next visit…
There’s one sure way to ruin the day of Chef Dakota Curran at The Metropolitan, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s casual dining European Bistro and Oyster Bar.
And that’s by simply ordering a plate of The Metropolitan’s delectable oyster choices and then … splashing them with lemon juice and cocktail sauce like they were some sort of clam on the half shell.
“That upsets me so much, “Curran says, shaking his head. “When you come in and put cocktail sauce and lemon on them, then that’s really all you can taste. Oysters have very distinct, meaty flavors. But you could take six different varieties and put the cocktail sauce on them – and if I couldn’t see the shells – even I couldn’t really tell them apart. That’s all you taste. We try to come up with something for each variety, a special way of serving them that suits their unique flavor.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Metropolitan, one of our original casual dining bistros, isn’t the type of establishment that fits into a nice little restaurant genre.
It has the ambiance of a European bistro, serves contemporary and classic American dishes and has the best oyster bar you’ll find anywhere in Atlantic City.
So obviously, as you’d expect after reading that description, on Sunday evenings (after 3pm) The Metropolitan offers up a full-on Mexican Fiesta.
Attention restaurant industry workers! Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is looking for you.
In anticipation of the opening of the Borgata Marketplace Eatery – developed in partnership with local restaurateur George Siganos – we’re holding a job fair May 23 to 25 at The Water Club at Borgata.
We’re looking for more than 100 workers ranging from baristas and cashiers to managers and shift supervisors. Many of the positions will be permanent and full-time. Borgata is seeking talented and motivated individuals that can meet our high standards and quality service.
And 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!
There 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”
The 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.
For 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).
In 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.