Atlantic City's Borgata Announces Socially Distant Food Festival

Thursday October 15, 2020

The roaming tasting events may be gone, as will the massive crowds of foodies with wine glasses dangling from lanyards around their necks, but what remains is the essence of a mouth-watering culinary event. Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has redefined its annual event as Savor Borgata: Unmask the Flavor (November 20-21), an exclusive series of socially distant dining experiences.

"We can still Savor Borgata, but now we'll Savor Borgata more safely," said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Hospitality for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "This year might look different, but our ability to create flavorful culinary experiences remains. By limiting our capacity, maintaining social distance, wearing masks, and interacting a bit differently, we'll ensure that Savor Borgata still serves as a memorable experience for our guests."

Borgata will present a limited series of culinary experiences throughout the weekend that celebrates the individual talent of each participating chef:

Michael Symon, Chef/Partner, Angeline by Michael Symon
He Got It From His Mamma: Pasta Making with Michael Symon
No one does it better than Mamma, and no one knows that better than Michael Symon. Spend the afternoon with Michael learning how to make pasta in the restaurant he named after his own Mamma, Angeline. (Saturday Nov. 21; 11:30 am and 2 pm; $99/ticket)

Michael Schulson, Chef/Partner, Izakaya by Michael Schulson
Sip, Savor, Suntory with Michael Schulson
Sip, savor, and socially distance with Philadelphia's favorite chef and restaurateur, Michael Schulson (Sampan, Double Knot). Spend the evening enjoying a multi-course dinner designed specifically to be paired with the award-winning Suntory Japanese Whiskies. (Friday, Nov. 20; 8 pm; $99/ticket)

Let's Roll: Sushi & Sake with Michael Schulson
Skip the bread baking, let's make sushi! Join Michael Schulson for an exclusive sushi demonstration with sake pairings. (Saturday, Nov. 21; 11:30 am; $59/ticket)

Greg & Marc Sherry, Restaurateurs, Old Homestead Steak House
Old Homestead Dinner: A Tribute to Elvis
One hundred and fifty years of knowing good steak. Really good steak. Join Greg and Marc Sherry of Old Homestead for an intimate whiskey dinner prepared by Executive Restaurant Chef Amador Campos that celebrates the music and legend of Elvis Presley. Each ticketed reservation includes an engraved bottle of Jack Daniels. (Friday, Nov. 20; 8 pm; $225/ticket)

Borgata Culinary

Beer N' Bites
Experience beers and bites in the ultimate sports enthusiast's hangout, BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar. Join Victory Brewing Company for a three-course meal prepared by Chef Chris Dougherty. (Friday, Nov. 20; 5 pm and 8 pm; $44/ticket)

Ice Wine, BabyAlright stop. Collaborate and listen. Ice(wine) is back with Borgata's new executive pastry chef. Join Chef Tom Vaccaro on a journey through the world of icewine — a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that are frozen while still on the vine. Enjoy three of his new scrumptious desserts, ranging from hot to cold, each expertly paired with a varietal of Inniskillin Icewine. (Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21; 7:30 pm; $59/ticket)

Metro Morning Eggstravaganz
Enjoy an eggstravagant four-course brunch paired with indulgent fizzy cocktails at The Metropolitan. (Saturday, Nov. 21; 10 am; $39/ticket)

In the Kitchen with Executive Chef Tom Biglan
Chef Tom takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at dinner service in a professional kitchen. Learn what it takes to execute a flawlessly timed meal while enjoying a four-course tasting menu accompanied by wine. (Saturday, Nov. 21; 11:30 am and 2 pm; $65/ticket)

Lunch & Learn with Chef Aram Mardigian
Now that we're out of our quarantine kitchens, it's time to learn something new. Enjoy a three-course lunch paired with wine as Chef Aram demonstrates how to make some of his favorite recipes. (Saturday, Nov. 21; 1 pm and 3:30 pm; $59/ticket)

Plant Powered Plates
Dive into three plant-based plates designed by Chef Hector Agosto and paired with cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka. (Saturday, Nov. 21; 1 pm and 3:30 pm; $55/ticket)

Savor Borgata experiences will be limited in capacity with a social distance between tables. Guests will be required to wear face coverings until their food or drink arrives and must put their mask back on after they have finished eating and drinking. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations will be accessible throughout the resort, with constant disinfecting of high touchpoints.

Earlier this year, Borgata implemented the comprehensive MGM Resorts' "Seven-Point Safety Plan," a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts. The plan balances the high level of customer service guests expect from Borgata with policies that continually evolve based on data, science, and public health guidelines. More information about the plan — addressing a range of topics from employee and guest screening, masks, cleaning, and air quality — is available at