Over 1,300 hungry Borgata fans took over The Event Center on Saturday, November 10 for the resort’s annual Savor Borgata: The Ultimate Food Experience, an interactive festival that celebrates all things culinary. Borgata’s all-star team of chefs served guests their signature dishes.
At Savor Borgata weekend, Philadelphia’s chef extraordinaire, Michael Schulson, prepared a unique, dinner menu paired with award-winning Suntory Japanese Whiskies. These subtly refined whiskies were designed to be paired and shared with the most delectable culinary bites, which made Izakaya a perfect way to kick off the weekend.
“We’re really moving along,” said Chef Michael Schulson, Chef-Partner of Borgata’s Izakaya, the sexy Japanese pub that has developed a strong and loyal following since it opened in 2008. But, faithful patrons at his Atlantic City establishment very well might have first run into the Chef’s signature stylings a few miles north in the City of Brotherly Love.
Schulson isn’t a new player in the vast and changing Philadelphia culinary scene; his Sampan restaurant is one of the most frequented spots on 13th Street in Center City’s Midtown Village, followed in popularity only by his unique concept Double Knot next door. It’s a coffee and espresso bar by day, and bustling Japanese-inspired eatery at night.
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.