As we move into the holiday season at Borgata Spas, our spa specialists are continuing to use the flavors and scents of the season to give you the ultimate in relaxations and rejuvenation. And it the case of our December spa specials, that means another month with one of the healthiest fruits on the planet (and a local staple in South Jersey as well).
In the fall, we harvest several different varieties of “winter squash” – acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, etc. – much to the delight of chefs and cooks everywhere. Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, few chefs have mastered the art of cooking squash like Executive Chef Aram Mardigian of Wolfgang Puck American Grille.
But one of the great things about Thanksgiving dinner is that many of the basic dishes at the traditional feast are on the list – most notably cranberries (as in sauce) and pumpkin (as in pie).
Cranberries are filled with disease fighting antioxidants and Vitamin C. They’re actually considered one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. Pumpkins are also filled with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, but also are a good source of Vitamin A and E.
OK, so at this point, you may be asking what does this have to do with the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s special spa treatments for November? Cranberries and pumpkins?
Fall is upon us and that means only one thing – its pumpkin time! Throughout the holiday season, pumpkins will be everywhere. They’ll be on porches, carved into jack-o-lanterns and baked into holiday pies.
That’s just scratching the surface as pumpkin spice and pumpkin flavors will abound in everything from pastries to fancy coffee drinks. And there will be no better place to take advantage of this pumpkin frenzy than at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s The Metropolitan which will present a special pumpkin inspired menu.
We call it the Pumpkin Patch and it takes advantage of the incredible versatility of pumpkins. You might not know this, but the pumpkin you carve into a jack o’lantern isn’t the same type of pumpkin you bake into a pie. There are actually more than 40 different varieties of pumpkins out there and while some are best used for scary Halloween decorations and fall displays, others are just right for cooking…