When it comes to fine dining, Borgata offers up one of the most star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs anywhere—Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, Wolfgang Puck—at our fine dining restaurants.
Really, who could ask for more?
That’s Michael Symon of “Iron Chef” fame and co-host of “The Chew” fame and author of cookbooks and e-books fame and just all around on TV all the time talking about cooking fame.
Symon’s new Borgata venture is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Symon to Borgata with the debut of his first Italian restaurant,” said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Equally famous for his soulful cooking and joyful personality, Chef Symon is recognized among the best in the country and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into our culinary family.”
Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Symon creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants. But what has always made Symon stand out is his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh.
Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, the Cleveland native has been awarded numerous honors: in 2000, Gourmet magazine chose Lola as one of “America’s Best Restaurants;” in 2009, The James Beard Foundation awarded Symon with Best Chef: Great Lakes; and in 2010, Bon Appetit magazine included B Spot on their list of “Top 10 Best New Burger Joints.”
“We’re excited to bring our Italian cooking to Atlantic City,” Symon tells us. “This is the food I grew up eating—my Sicilian grandmother would be proud! Authentic Italian is very simple; it’s all about great ingredients. It’s what I cooked in my early career and still what I like to make at home. I can’t wait to be a part of the Borgata family of restaurants and spend even more time with my fellow Iron Chefs and friends, Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian.”
Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) and now Michael Symon.
Along with an extensive wine collection of over 40,000 vintages, Borgata offers guests a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the East Coast.
Now who could ask for more?