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Borgata chefs (from left) Michael Symon, Geoffrey Zakarian, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and Michael Schulson are among the headliners at this year's Savor Borgata food-and-drink festival.
Borgata chefs (from left) Michael Symon, Geoffrey Zakarian, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and Michael Schulson are among the headliners at this year's Savor Borgata food-and-drink festival.|Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
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‘Savor Borgata’ ready to turn Atlantic City into a foodies’ paradise

The annual celebration of the pleasure palace’s dining options features multiple events and big-name chefs

Chuck Darrow

Chuck Darrow

It’s time to once again “Savor Borgata” as Atlantic City’s gaming-industry leader rolls out its yearly food fest keying on the chefs and restaurants that have made the 16-year-old entertainment-and-gaming complex a seaside culinary capital.

This year’s edition of Savor Borgata kicks off Friday afternoon Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. with a Margarita Madness bash at Gypsy Bar. By the time it ends with the Savor Borgata—The Ultimate Event nosh-athon featuring dishes from all of the casino’s celebri-including Bobby Flay, Iron Chef winner Michael Symon, Wolfgang Puck and Philadelphia uberchef Michael Schulson--22 separate food-and-drink events will have been conducted.

According to Becky Schultz, the Big B’s vice-president of food and beverage, the 12th Savor event is, like its predecessors, designed to highlight a key component of the gaming hall’s business strategy.

“The idea behind it is to show off our culinary talents and to expose people to different culinary experiences that they wouldn't normally be able to get,” said Schultz. “A lot of times, the chefs don't get to change the menus as frequently as they might like to. This big event really gets our chefs feeling very creative and lets them do what they do best.

“It's a little bit of a give-back as well to our very loyal customers that have enjoyed coming here for so many years. “So, we offer it at affordable price points; people can come and have a great weekend.”

The events headlined by the super-chefs are:

  • A Dine Around with Michael Schulson (8 p.m. Friday; Izakaya).

  • Lunch with Bobby Flay (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Bobby Flay Steak; sold out).

  • Symon Says…Pasta! (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Angeline; sold out).

  • Magic of Marzipan with former White House pastry chef Thaddeus DuBois (1 p.m. Saturday; Event Center Studio One).

  • Holiday Lunch and Learn with Alex Guarnaschelli (2 p.m. Saturday; Angeline; sold out).

In addition, Greg and Marc Sherry, owners of Old Homestead steakhose, will host what’s billed as an “intimate” dinner featuring wines from Caymus Vineyards. And Flay will be signing copies of his newest book, Bobby at Home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday inside his eatery.

All the big-name stove jockeys will be manning stations at the Savor Borgata—The Ultimate Experience where, Schultz noted, guests can get up-close-and-personal (and take selfies) with them. They will be sampling dishes they will be making exclusively for the party.

For a full schedule of events and tickets, click here.