Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, announced the addition of celebrated chef Michael Symon (Lola Bistro; Lolita; Roast) 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 in this culinary lineup.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Symon to Borgata with the debut of his first Italian restaurant,” said Becky Schultz, vice president of Food & Beverage 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.”
Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Chef Michael Symon creates boldly flavored dishes at his restaurants, while also sharing his exuberant, approachable cooking style 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.”Related Articles: