Prior to official grand opening Memorial Day Weekend, the casino resort presents ‘Taste of Revel’ May 18-20
With all the complexities of opening a brand new destination resort in Atlantic City, the executives at Revel already had a lot on their plate. However, those same executives decided to put some great food on the plates of visitors, by presenting the inaugural Taste of Revel, presented by Food & Wine Magazine and created in partnership with Travel + Leisure. This three-day epicurean extravaganza from May 18-20, will feature exclusive experiences developed specifically for the 6.3-million-square-foot beachfront destination.
Revel’s all-star line-up of chefs — Alain Allegretti, Jose Garces, Marc Forgione, Michel Richard and Robert Wiedmaier — will be joined by Food & Wine’s celebrated wine expert Anthony Giglio and Travel + Leisure’s features director and senior correspondent Nilou Motamed for more than a dozen events taking place throughout the resort.
“We are excited to partner with Revel on The Taste of Revel presented by Food & Wine, offering epicureans a diverse culinary experience,” said Food & Wine VP/Publisher Christina Grdovic. “The programming features some of the most talented chefs and wine experts and this is sure to be a memorable weekend.”
Highlights of Food & Wine presents The Taste of Revel include the following events throughout the resort:
• Kickoff Bash hosted by all five Revel chefs with two hours of fresh takes on favorite dishes from the Boardwalk
• Pastry Party hosted by Chef Michel Richard featuring fine confections with a wink of whimsy.
• Learn about the art of preparing a whole fish at The Big Fish Breakdown with Chef Alain Allegretti.
• Pair Belgian beer with fine cheeses at Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Beer and Cheese Pairing.
• The Art of Paella with Jose Garces. Iron Chef Garces shares his technique and interpretation of lobster-and-seafood paella.
• “Pig Out” with Revel chefs as they put their signature spin on pork
Tickets for Food & Wine presents The Taste of Revel are available for purchase on Friday, April 20, by going here. Tickets are priced starting at $65 for individual events.
Since opening just over a year ago, Revel has certainly faced more than its fair share of hardship. One undeniable fact though, the shimmering building with the globe on top has brought a dazzling collection of gastronomic options to the area, including star chef concepts from the likes of Marc Forgione, Jose Garces, Luke Palladino, Alain Allegretti and Robert Wiedmaier.
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When Revel first exploded on the Atlantic City scene last spring, one of its very first events was a delightful culinary event, the Taste of Revel. The casino is continuing and expanding its original series of events with this year’s second annual Taste of Revel culinary weekend that will be the finishing touch to a week long, resort-wide epicurean extravaganza from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12.
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