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SOURCE Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Street Eats food festival highlights Savor Borgata Weekend and kicks off with Restaurant Week on November 2nd
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will present Savor Borgata Weekend on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, featuring a variety of events leading up to Street Eats, a unique food festival savoring the many culinary experiences of Borgata's celebrity roster of chefs.
A place to eat, drink, and mingle, Street Eats will provide more than 20 different stations from Borgata's star-studded culinary lineup, including Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House), as well as Executive Chefs Tom Biglan (Borgata) and Thaddeus DuBois (Borgata Pastry). Featuring craft beers by Leinenkugel and a variety of wines from across the country, guests will join host Mike Jerrick (FOX29 "Good Day Philadelphia" co-host) at The Event Center for a night that will include kitchen demonstrations by Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay, live music, festival entertainers and games, among other activities.
"We're thrilled to feature Street Eats for the second year," said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "As the premier event of Savor Borgata Weekend, Street Eats provides a lively atmosphere in which our guests can interact with several of the country's hottest chefs, while noshing on festive street fare, playing games, and dancing to live music. More than 15 events will take place throughout the weekend, offering something for everyone this Savor."
For the third year, Borgata will present a program of signature events throughout the weekend that will celebrate the individual talent of each participating chef. On Friday, 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 "Johnny 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 afternoon, 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.
Savor Borgata Restaurant Week will return for the fourth year, beginning Sunday, November 2nd through Friday, November 7th. Throughout the week, Borgata will offer three-course tasting menus, starting from $39, at Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub, Bobby Flay Steak, and Old Homestead Steak House.
Tickets for Savor Borgata Presents Street Eats, priced at $89 per person, are on sale now. Guests looking for a more intimate Street Eats experience may purchase VIP tickets at $129 per person, providing early admission for a limited crowd. Savor Borgata hotel packages are also available for Saturday, November 8. Starting from $510, the package includes an overnight stay in a Classic Room and two tickets to Street Eats. Tickets for all Savor Borgata Weekend events may be purchased at www.theborgata.com or by calling 1.866.900.4TIX (4849).
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City's Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
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