ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has added celebrated chef Michael Symon to its fine dining roster. With the anticipated fall 2016 debut of his new Borgata signature restaurant, Symon joins fellow Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as legendary chef Wolfgang Puck.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Symon to Borgata with the debut of his first Italian restaurant,” said Becky Schultz, VP of F&B for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Equally famous for his soulful cooking and joyful personality, Chef Symon is recognized among the best in the country and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into our culinary family.”
Symon has appeared on Iron Chef on the Food Network, and he was 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.