Shopping for dads can be a real pain. Even when you ask them what they might like for Father’s Day, they usually respond the same: “Just surprise me,” or “You don’t have to get me anything” (like either of those are a help).
Lucky for you, we here at Borgata have rounded up some of our favorite go-to gifts for dads that you can pick up right here on our property. Whether your father is into steaks and beer or a great fitting polo shirt, you can find the perfect present right here on our property. We rounded up five great ideas to pamper your dad from Atlantic City’s premier resort.
You always knew that there was something special about Borgata‘s Old Homestead Steakhouse. Now, there’s proof. Zagat has named Old Homestead the best steakhouse in New Jersey, proving that the establishment, which has been a staple at Borgata since the casino’s opening in 2003, is a very good thing.
Attention lobster lovers: Borgata is hosting a perfect opportunity to indulge in your favorite seafood. On Friday, February 10, our Savor Borgata Culinary Series presents A Lobster Lover’s Dream, a special evening that’s a perfect Valentine’s Day experience, or just a great excuse to try some outstanding lobster dishes!
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.
Labor Day is upon us and that means we’re all gearing up for the fall season after another long, luxurious summer in Atlantic City at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. That’s assuming, of course, you managed to get away this summer and enjoy a little down time.
Autumn is the season when we all seem to reboot. It’s back to school, back to work, back to the daily grind. Sure, there’s some good stuff like football season, new TV shows, fall foliage … but it also means shorter days, leaves to rake, driving the kids to soccer practice and an ever-shrinking amount of time for holiday shopping.
You know, just thinking about it makes you want to plan another getaway … a fall escape … a fall escape to Borgata. We are, after all, the getaway specialists and we’ll let you in on a little secret – autumn is a beautiful time of year in Atlantic City and along the Jersey Shore.
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.
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.
The pilgrims never had it so good.
We know, it sneaks up on you doesn’t it? You probably haven’t even finished your National Martini Day shopping or hung the National Martini Day wreath on the door yet.
Just kidding. The only observance anyone has to make for National Martini Day is perhaps, to enjoy one. We here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love martinis and we’re offering up some special blends for National Martini Day.
For National Martini Day, Borgata is offering up these special concoctions
Dragon Ball Martini
Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
Growing up in South Philly we never had turkey on holidays! We serve ravioli, gnocchi or lasagna along with meatballs, braciola, sausage, escarole, broccoli rabe, lots of bread and Italian cheese, homemade wine, cannoli, and pizzele. This gnocchi recipe was handed down from my mother’s Aunt Jenny, and the sauce is my contribution. – Romeo DiBona, Executive Chef at Borgata’s Old Homestead Steak House.
Oh, sure we all know that the pilgrims and Native Americans got together about 1621 and celebrated a great feast and then watched some high school football before going out at midnight to get great bargains to start their Christmas shopping. And it was in 1863 that Abe Lincoln declared the first official national Thanksgiving Day along with the proclamation that the Detroit Lions always play a game on the holiday.
But to tell the truth, there’s a lot of controversy over that first Thanksgiving Day–especially the menu. The pilgrims probably ate some turkey, but venison (deer) was the likely main course along with a lot of seafood and also vegetables from their great harvest that year (which was the reason for the whole thing).
What’s not clear is if they had pie. Records show the pilgrims had access to a lot of wild fruits and berries growing around New England, but whether they baked them into a flaky crust and served them with coffee and ice cream is anybody’s guess.
Think of it—a pie-less Thanksgiving. Oh those poor, poor pilgrims.