One of the best annual culinary events in Atlantic City returns Saturday, Nov. 10, as Savor Borgata: An Evening with Borgata’s Culinary Masters will offer a night of celebrity chefs, great food, wine and entertainment.
Borgata’s impressive roster of chefs — Iron Chefs Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as Michael Mina, Michael Schulson and Stephen Kalt — will be joined by Old Homestead Steak House owners Greg and Marc Sherry, at least a dozen wine and spirit representatives and Borgata’s own talented culinary team all under one roof.
As in the past five Savor events, guests will be able sample food, wine and other drinks as the celebrity chefs meet, greet, take photos and serve their creations.
“All of our great chefs will be there again,” says Borgata Senior Vice President Joe Lupo. “I believe our roster of chefs is the best on the East Coast, and to have them all in one room is a very special night. They not only have celebrity status, but they offer quality-driven experiences that people have come to know at our Borgata restaurants. And all of that culminates with our biggest food and wine event of the year. It’s one of my favorite nights.”
Borgata Wine Director and Atlantic City Insiders wine columnist Anjoleena Griffin-Holst will be a major part of Savor, as always.
“With more than 40,000 bottles of wine at Borgata, the wine aspect is a big part of Savor,” Lupo says. “And Anjoleena is working on selecting at least a dozen different wine and spirit representatives.”
Like in previous years, Borgata will offer different spins on Savor to keep the brand interesting.
Once again, Borgata will offer its own version of restaurant week at all of its restaurants featuring prix-fixe, multi-course meals. Prices and menus will be released in the near future.
“That was a very successful part of last year’s Savor,” Lupo says. ‘So it only makes sense to do it again. On some of the days, the chefs were in the restaurants, so it really gave an exclusive experience for people to say hello and meet and greet the chefs. We saw a really great group of locals coming in to enjoy those midweek specials.”
This year, Borgata will also offer special, intimate events with its well-known culinarians.
“Last year we did a lunch and learn with Bobby Flay and another one with Geoffrey Zakarian, and we want to do at least six of those events this year,” Lupo says. “We are still working on putting those together.”
Lupo says Borgata may also recruit an outside chef like it did last year with Philadelphia chef/restaurateur Marc Vetri.
“We want to do a little something different every year, so we hope to secure someone else to do something if not for Savor, maybe a special event,” Lupo says.
Tickets for Savor are priced at $125 — same as last year — for the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Special VIP tickets that allow access at 6 p.m. are priced at $195, up $20 from last year. Tickets go on sale Aug. 20 at