Now there’s not only a new way each day of the week to sip, socialize and savor the goodness of Borgata’s many fine dining establishments — but also save. The hotel, casino and spa recently unveiled several sensational packages of drink and dinner specials, and reasonably priced small-plate menus.
Sunday’s Best $39 Menu is available at Wolfgang Puck’s American Grill, SeaBlue and Izakaya from 5-6:30pm every Sunday. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal designed exclusively by noted chefs Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina and Michael Schulson, giving diners a true taste of their unique cuisine. Wolfgang Puck’s choices will include roasted beef Napoleon with warm goat cheese and hazelnut vinaigrette, pan-roasted free range chicken breast with roasted vegetables and Yukon gold potato puree, and caramelized banana cream pie. At SeaBlue you’ll have the choice of Ahi tuna tartare, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, and root beer float with warm pecan chocolate chip cookies. Izakaya’s choices will be yellowtail scallion roll, king crab robatayaki with miso, butter and smoked salt, and homemade green tea ice cream.
SeaBlue Social Hour now offers a delicious bar menu every night of the week from 5-7pm, including Mina’s favorites such as bacon-wrapped dates with Parmesan and aged balsamic ($7), warm goat cheese with pepper fondue and grilled bread ($8), and SeaBlue Angus burger with shallot marmalade and Gryuere ($14). Guests will enjoy menu items at half price, including specialty cocktails like the Tangerine Cosmopolitan, Pear Martini and Pineapple Mojito.
Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar's 'Wine Down Wednesday' menu features $10 small plates, Neapolitan pizzas and a selection of wines by Borgata wine director Anjoleena Griffin-Holst. With the month of May dedicated to saluting a variety of wines from regions across Italy, small plate selections include grilled calamari Spiedini, Burrata salad with grilled pear and Prosciutto, and chef Stephen Kalt’s signature Meatball Sliders, while pizza selections include the Margherita, Parma and Sicilian, guests will experience an authentic taste of Italy. Guests can wind down the workweek while sipping on a sensational wine selection.
Since its debut in May 2009, Izakaya Monday continues to ignite the workweek with $7 sushi, robatayaki, cocktails and beer specials. Inspired by chef Schulson’s time living in Japan and other global travels, Izakaya is a modern Japanese pub that defies comparison with both enticing cuisine and an alluring social scene, providing guests the chance to savor sensational Asian fare at a great value. Patrons of Izakaya Monday also gain complimentary admission to Borgata’s hot nightclub mur.mur on Monday night with a receipt of $20 or more.
28 West Bar and Bites, the newest dining entity at Borgata, arrived earlier this spring.
“A lot of girls come in and go bonkers over our drinks, and [Mondays] have become known as a day for them to stop by, have a little sushi and a pre-club drink, then go to mur.mur for free."
"That serving, the most complex execution of any on this night, was a combination of grilled American Kobe beef, Armenian lamb kabobs and ricotta gnocchi with shrimp. "
Fifth annual Savor Borgata Event features an expanded menu including cooking demonstrations by superstar chefs Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay.
Since taking charge of the subterranean space known as Fornelletto in 2009, New York City native Stephen Kalt has put his own distinctive spin on its cuisine, and attitude.
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"This year the theme is American, so expect some great American classics."
It only makes sense that several of chef Michael Mina’s restaurant properties — most notably SeaBlue at the Borgata here in Atlantic City and StripSteak in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay — are located within sprawling casino complexes.
Divided by three service areas — an oval, central bar plus elevated sushi and grill (robatayaki) stations, Izakaya’s indigo-shaded interiors create an atmosphere of intimacy and relaxation. Cross the Zen-like transparent bridge leading into the facility and prepare to surrender to sensory pleasures.
“Obviously, you’re not going to become a professional overnight,” Puck says. “But if you start slowly and really want to learn, anybody can cook.”
The casino industry is focused on supporting the re-branding of Atlantic City as a comprehensive resort destination, and Borgata is doing its part with a newly created campaign called "The Show That Never Ends." With creative assistance from SK+G Advertising, the campaign focuses on spontaneity, fun and exclusive nightlife excitement.
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