For the third year, Borgata will present a program of signature events throughout Savor Borgata Weekend that will celebrate the individual talent of each participating chef. On Friday, November 7, Savor Borgata will kick-off with two signature dinners designed to excite even the most experienced palettes. “A Night with Borgata’s Culinary Masters,” located at 28 West, will present a gastronomic experience guests will savor for a lifetime – including a cocktail reception with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a 4-course dinner prepared by Bobby Flay, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt, and Thaddeus DuBois. Across property, restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry will enjoy more than a century of Old Homestead Steak House traditions by hosting a multi-course “Johnnie Walker Scotch Dinner” with their award-winning Executive Chef, Romeo DiBona. On the same evening, adventurous foodies will challenge their taste buds during “Extreme Eats” at The Water Club, indulging in delicacies like Alligator Bang Bang and Chinese Style Braised Duck Tongue while sipping on a selection of spirits, wine, and beer.
On Saturday, November 8, Food Network fans will learn some of Geoffrey Zakarian’s most celebrated recipes during a live Culinary Demonstration at Borgata’s Music Box theatre. Immediately following, Chef Zakarian will sign copies of his new cookbook, “My Perfect Pantry,” inside 28 West.
Also on Saturday, Borgata will host a series of intimate classes and engaging culinary activities, starting with a “Lunch & Learn” at Wolfgang Puck American Grille hosted by Executive Chef Aram Mardigian. Down the hall, Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef – and former White House Pastry Chef – Thaddeus DuBois, will celebrate his sweet tooth at “Dessert-In-A-Jar,” while Fornelletto’s Chef/Partner, Stephen Kalt, shares his expertise on the quintessential Italian dish during “Holy Ravioli,” and Izakaya’s Chef/Partner, Michael Schulson, demonstrates just how fun and easy sushi-making can be at “Sushi & Sake with Schulson.” Later that afternoon, guests may join Absolut Vodka and Borgata Culinary to learn how to throw an unforgettable cocktail party at “Absolut-ly Fabulous Tapas Party” held inside one of the hotel’s premiere Residence Suites.
Borgata will also present tasting events for guests to pick their poison amidst bourbon, tequila, beer, and wine seminars across property on Saturday. Bourbon connoisseurs can begin their afternoon with Makers Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon at Long Bar for “Bourbon & BBQ,” while tequila enthusiasts celebrate with Espolon Tequila at Gypsy Bar for “Margarita Madness,” and beer buffs enjoy a tasting of Beach Haus Brewery at 28 West for “Beer N’ Bites.” Advanced and amateur oenophiles are invited to join Master Sommelier Robert Bigelow for “Wine Tasting 101” at The Water Club, while champagne lovers spend the afternoon enjoying an escalating flight of bubbles and light nibbles at “Bubbles…by Veuve Clicquot” inside Tesoro Lounge.