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Borgata is thrilled to announce the addition of Michael Symon to its esteemed fine dining roster. With the anticipated spring 2017 debut of his new Borgata signature restaurant, Symon joins fellow Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well legendary chef Wolfgang Puck in an unprecedented and star-studded culinary lineup.
Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Chef Michael Symon creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants, while also sharing his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network and a co-host on ABC’s “The Chew.” Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, the Cleveland native has been awarded numerous honors: in 2000, Gourmet magazine chose Lola as one of “America’s Best Restaurants;” in 2009, The James Beard Foundation awarded Symon with Best Chef: Great Lakes; and in 2010, Bon Appetit magazine included B Spot on their list of “Top 10 Best New Burger Joints.”
“We’re excited to bring our Italian cooking to Atlantic City. This is the food I grew up eating – my Sicilian grandmother would be proud! Authentic Italian is very simple; it’s all about great ingredients. It’s what I cooked in my early career and still what I like to make at home,” said Symon. “I can’t wait to be a part of the Borgata family of restaurants and spend even more time with my fellow Iron Chefs and friends, Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian."
Savor Borgata Weekend will welcome Michael Symon in his first events as a Borgata Chef/Partner, building anticipation for next year’s debut of his first Italian restaurant in Atlantic City. On Friday, November 4th, Symon will host an exclusive “Debut Dinner” where a select number of lucky guests will enjoy a menu sneak peak of the new concept, learning name and details for the first time. On Saturday, November 5th, Symon will join fellow Borgata Chef/Partners Wolfgang Puck, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Michael Schulson, among others, for the weekend’s headlining event – Savor The City in The Event Center.