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5 Reasons to Take a Foodie Road Trip to A.C. This Fall

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The weather may have cooled in Philly but things are heating up in Atlantic City this season. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is hosting a jam-packed weekend full of bites, sips and hands-on cooking experiences during its fall food and wine festival on November 8th and 9th. Oh, and you’ll get the chance to rub elbows with celeb chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Michael Schulson at special meet-and-greets, cookbook signings and more. Get a run-down on five standout events below but act fast — tickets are limited.

A Dine Around with Michael Schulson

You’ve been meaning to try robatayaki, but you’re not about to miss out on your favorite red sauce classics — now’s your chance to get both in one night. Get a taste of chef and restauranteur Michael Shulson’s entire restaurant empire at once by attending this Friday night cocktail party meets food festival. From the sushi bar (and Best of Philly winner) Double Knot to newly launched steakhouse Alpen Rose, Schulson’s outposts run the gamut, but it all started when he opened his first restaurant Izakaya at Borgata over a decade ago. Here’s your opportunity to get his contemporary takes on Japanese and Italian dishes with a single ticket.

Liquid Gold

Keep the party going at Borgata’s all-new Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge. Whiskey lovers will get to sample artfully crafted Scotch cocktails made with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve during this exclusive tasting. You won’t leave hungry — each drink is specially designed to complement additional small plates and light bites.

Food Facials at Immersion Pool

Take a breather Saturday morning with brunch and pampering at Borgata’s 80-foot infinity-edge lap pool overlooking the Atlantic shore. While it’s hard to resist taking in the views from 300 feet above sea level, you’ll also want to close your eyes and relax. Expert estheticians will demo how to whip up your own spa treatments with pantry ingredients you have at home, so save these recipes for future DIY sessions. Bonus: Participants will get a 20% discount on any additional spa services booked that weekend.

Through Rosé Colored Glasses

If Scotch isn’t your thing, plan on sipping a flight of pink wines from Chateau d’Esclans on Saturday instead. You’ll get deets on all things rosé during the seminar — and channel your newfound knowledge (and vino-inspired creativity) into painting a pair of wine glasses to take home.

The Ultimate Food Experience

Can’t decide which events to add to your plate? Try a little bit of everything while mingling with celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Michael Schulson, Geoffrey Zakarian and special guest chef Alex Guarnaschelli at Borgata’s Saturday night food festival. Beer and wine stations will keep you hydrated as you sample wares from the star-studded line-up.

Browse the full list of Savor Borgata’s 22 food and wine events and start planning your fall getaway today.