An overnight getaway to Atlantic City is usually delicious enough on its own, but on the weekend of November 7, food lovers are going to be faced with an overwhelming amount of awesome.
Savor Borgata Restaurant Week, which runs from Sunday, November 2 through Friday, November 7, will be followed by the main Street Eats event featuring 20 food stations, live music, carnival games, and the opportunity to mingle with such chefs and restaurateurs as: Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt, and Greg and Marc Sherry, along with Borgata’s executive chefs Tom Biglan and Thaddeus DuBois.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there: the Borgata will present a program of signature events throughout the following 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 palates. A Night with Borgata’s Culinary Masters will include a cocktail reception with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a four-course dinner prepared by Bobby Flay, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt, and Thaddeus DuBois.
Restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry will host the multi-course Johnnie Walker Scotch Dinner at the Old Homestead Steak House 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 Lunch and 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 and partner, Stephen Kalt, shares his expertise on the quintessential Italian dish during Holy Ravioli, and Izakaya’s chef and partner, Michael Schulson, demonstrates just how fun and easy sushi-making can be at Sushi and Sake with Schulson. Later that afternoon, guests will join Absolut Vodka and Borgata Culinary to learn how to throw an unforgettable cocktail party at the 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 will 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 the Tesoro Lounge.
Tickets for Street Eats are $89 per person, and VIP tickets are $129 per person.