Borgata Hosts an Unprecedented Celebration

Atlantic City, NJ (February 2005) ----- Only recently have women begun to make their mark in the world of wine. And on Saturday, April 9, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, in Atlantic City, NJ, will join Food & Wine magazine in an unprecedented event to celebrate some of these trailblazing women who now run vineyards, hold the keys to major cellars and are shaping the future of wine.
Join some of America?s most celebrated chefs, sample some of their mouth-watering dishes paired with incredible wines, learn wine-tasting techniques, how to choose wine, and build your own cellar. And bid on some extravagant prizes in live and silent auctions that will include unparalleled culinary and travel prizes.
Be there to see a battle of culinary skills as Bobby Flay goes toe-to-toe with Aaron Sanchez in a mystery bag cook-off moderated by America's favorite cook-off host Sissy Biggers.
Some of the featured winemakers you'll meet include:

Gina Gallo
Gallo of Sonoma Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Rhonda Carano
Ferrari-Carano, Healdsburg, CA

Joy Sterling
Iron Horse Vineyards, Sebastopol, CA
Morgan Clendenen
Cold Heaven, Los Olivos, CA
Debbie Lewis
Lewis Cellars, Napa, CA
Patricia Kluge
The Kluge Estate & Winery, Charlottesville, VA

Anne Moses
Patz and Hall, Napa, CA
Melissa Stackhouse
La Crema Winery, Windsor, CA

Jean Arnold
Hanzell Vineyards, Sonoma, CA

The roster of all-star chefs at the event include: Bobby Flay of Bolo and Mesa Grill; Michael Mina, Michael Mina, SeaBlue, NobHill, and Arcadia; Andrew Carmellini, Café Boulud; Jean-Marie Lacroix, Lacroix at The Rittenhouse; David Robbins, Spago; Aaron Sanchez, Paladar; Joey Fortunato, Extra Virgin; Marc Murphy, Landmarc; and Frank Crispo of Crispo.

Borgata chefs cooking at the event include Borgata Executive Chef Ron Ross; Susanna Foo, Suilan; Edwyn Ferrari, MIXX; Romeo DiBona, Old Homestead; Jason Rogers, Ombra and Specchio; and Daniel Pino, Excecutive Pastry Chef.
Borgata Wine Director Shawn Dore leads an all-female team of personable sommeliers who practice a philosophy that wine should be fun, not intimidating.  Meet Gale Stein-Lutz,  Old Homestead Steakhouse; Sharon Scarella, Specchio; and Inez Ribustello, Borgata Wine Consultant.
The auction proceeds will go to Borgata?s Heart and Soul Foundation to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Founded in 1991, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit education and support organization serving women and families affected by beast cancer.  LBBC?s s mission is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
Borgata Heart and Soul Foundations is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others through charitable giving in the areas of community, health and human services, culture and education.  In keeping with such mission, the Foundation is committed to the maintenance of high standards of ethical conduct and to operation within the letter and spirit of the law.
The fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.  Tickets cost $150 per person. Reservations can be made at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.736.1420. Overnight packages are available for this event for $225 per night, plus the cost of the event tickets.   For room reservations, call 1.866.MYBORGATA.
Women in Wine is the latest installment of the Borgata Food & Wine Experience, a series of exclusive culinary events that occur at Borgata's signature restaurants.
Food & Wine is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking, epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing, Food & Wine has a circulation of nearly 1 million.


Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 125,000 square feet of gaming tables, 3,600 slot machines, 11 destination restaurants, 11 retail boutiques, a 50,000-square-foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars.

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