Savor Borgata Returns Nov. 12

The star-studded culinary concept expands this year with Savor Borgata Restaurant Week Nov. 6-11, special guests, more.

By Jeff Schwachter
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ATLANTIC CITY —  This year’s Savor Borgata culinary extravaganza will be a little different.

The fourth annual event, slated for Saturday, Nov. 12, will not just feature the famous Borgata chefs/partners who have appeared over the past three years, but joining Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Schulson, Michael Mina, Stephen Kalt, and the Sherry Brothers — all of whom lend their world-class talents to the many fine and diverse restaurants at Borgata — will be Philadelphia’s Marc Vetri (Vetri Ristorante; Osteria; & Amis Trattoria).

This is the first year the Borgata is blending an "outside" chef  into the mix. It is also the first-year that the Borgata will preface the Nov. 12 celebration with a Savor Borgata Restaurant Week, which will run from Sunday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 11.  

The week of specials offers $33 three-course and $44 four-course prix-fixed menus at all of Borgata's fine-dining restaurants.

The Nov. 12 Savor Borgata - A Taste of American Classics (to be held inside the Borgata's main concert hall, the Event Center) will have another cool twist this year as one of the participants, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who created the food and beverage menu for the Borgata's Water Club, is also competing on the fourth season of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, which premieres on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9pm (EST).  

According to the Borgata, at this year's event, each restaurant will be represented with their own culinary station, offering guests the opportunity to meet Borgata's world-class chefs — Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Mina (SEABLUE – A Michael Mina Restaurant), Michael Schulson (Izakaya – A Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), Ron Ross (Borgata Executive Chef), Thaddeus DuBois (Borgata Executive Pastry Chef), Tony Luke Jr. (Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches) and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry with Chef Romeo DiBona (Old Homestead Steak House) — while sampling each chef's unique approach to classic American cuisine, paired with some of the best wine, beer and spirits the country has to offer.

The event – hosted by Food Network's Claire Robinson – will also feature an exhibition kitchen for each chef to demonstrate their Savor Borgata recipe on-stage.

“Since its debut, Borgata has been committed to providing diverse, innovative and world-class dining to Atlantic City,” said Nicolas Kurban, VP of food and beverage for Borgata. “Savor Borgata gives customers the rare opportunity to socialize with some of the country's most beloved chefs. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Marc Vetri, who has redefined dining in Philadelphia, to our Savor Borgata lineup. His culinary achievements complement the award-winning caliber of chefs Borgata offers year-round, and we are thrilled to have him join our celebrated community for a night of delicious food and great fun.”

Click here for the 2010 video Meet the Chefs of Savor Borgata

Click here to see photos from Savor Borgata 2010

Tickets for Savor Borgata, priced at $125 per person, are on sale now. For those interested in a more intimate Savor Borgata experience, Borgata offers a VIP ticket (priced at $175) that includes early admission to a limited audience. Savor Borgata hotel packages are also available for Saturday, Nov. 12. Starting from $579, the package includes an overnight stay in a Classic Room and two general admission tickets. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-866-900-4849.

For room reservations and Savor Borgata package information, call 317-1000.

For more information on Savor Borgata Restaurant Week menus, visit

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