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The Fifth Annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

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Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is proud to present the fifth annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival celebration, beginning Thursday July 25th, with events taking place throughout the weekend.

The four-day culinary and sprits festival, which sells-out annually and is the leading food and wine festival in the market, will feature a star-studded roster of the world’s most renowned culinary experts and TV personalities, including Robert Irvine, Rocco DiSpirito and The Neelys, with further announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

Festival guests will have access to events at all four Caesars Entertainment resorts and casinos – Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s, and this year, the beach!

The 2013 festival will present an acclaimed roster of both local and national talent and will once again showcase several of the world’s greatest culinary influencers as well as authorities in the wine, beer and spirits industry. With access to a multitude of unparalleled events including delicious tastings and dazzling demonstrations, the festival will offer delicacies for every palate. Festival highlights include:

  1. The Grand Market: Foodies, prepare your palate for perfection! The signature event of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, The Grand Market will most certainly be the indulgence highlight of your year. Our exclusive world of dining perfection is sure to excite, inspire and amaze. Eat and drink your way through this eclectic tasting village. Featuring a wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews and liquors from world-renowned culinary masters, you will experience a true flavor adventure during your three-hour gourmet journey. And when you find something you love, take it home with you! Purchase your favorite flavors while culinary demos by celebrity chefs provide you with tips to enhance your home dining experiences.
  2. Blues Brews & BBQ: Throw on your boots, foodies … this festival is taking a tasty trip to the south! Kick your feet up as BBQ vendors take over and cook up some the best ribs, chicken and brisket you’ve ever tasted. And let’s not forget about the ice-cold beer! While you’re here, you can purchase some of the latest BBQ merchandise around.
  3. Beach Soirée: It’s time to let loose and have some fun, because when the sun goes down, the festival heats up. Enjoy an evening beachside party while savoring refreshing cocktails and gourmet passed appetizers. After all, live entertainment, dancing and fun are always a great way to end your day. Robert Irvine and The Neelys will host this exclusive Beach Soiree, welcoming you to a party that you won’t soon forget.
  4. Gospel Brunch: Start your Sunday with some serious flavor! Join us at the House of Blues for an inspiring gospel performance and an amazing buffet. The Neelys will be on hand to welcome you with a tasty hospitality and a hearty spread. While the choir performs, you can enjoy a delicious, traditional buffet featuring pecan caramel sticky buns, hickory-smoked bacon and sausage links, homemade biscuits and country gravy, homemade waffles, an omelet station, southern fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya and much more!
  5. Island Luau: Aloha indulgence! It’s time to party, island-style. Immerse yourself into a world of hula dancers and flamethrowers while The Neelys host this island luau featuring their spin on some of your favorite Hawaiian treats. Throughout the event, you’ll be whisked away to a tropical oasis right here on the Harrah’s Resort Pool Deck as the sun majestically sets in the distance. Come hungry, because on this island the food really is paradise!

Tickets for the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival will go on sale March 8, 2013 and can be purchased online at www.acfoodandwine.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or you can order by phone at 800-736-1420.

Total Rewards members will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to all Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival events during the pre-sale dates, beginning Friday, February 22nd at 10am. The Early-Bird public pre-sale starts on Friday, March 1st at 10am, with the full public on-sale for all events kicking off on Friday, March 8th at 10am.

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Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Nic

    February 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Nom nom nom.. I can’t wait to meet Rocco DiSpirito!

  2. nici new

    October 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Me too! I loved it, it was great, and I can’t for it to return..

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One of the great things about living in South Jersey is that I’m only 45 minutes from Atlantic City. Back in the day, my buddies and I would hit the casinos every few weeks, and we had an absolute blast. Especially when the upscale Borgata came to town and elevated the whole experience, with numerous gaming offerings, world renowned chefs, luxury hotel rooms, nightlife options, two spas and more!

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Review: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill At Caesars Atlantic City

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A few months back, we told you about the opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, and we couldn’t wait to make another trip to Atlantic City so that we could try out some of Gordon Ramsay’s famous dishes for ourselves. That day finally came last weekend, and it was definitely worth the wait!

As you would expect given the name of the restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill features items consistent with British pub fare. You’ll find classic British favorites such as bangers and mash and Yorkshire rib roast, as well as some of Ramsay’s favorites like beef wellington and wood-grilled lobster tail prepared on an oak-fired grill. Paying homage to a true English pub, Chef Ramsay made sure a steak & ale pie, sticky toffee pudding and of course, the ale-battered fish & chips were included on his menu.

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We started off with an order of Molasses and Brown Ale Glazed Wings, which is served with jalapenos and crumbled stilton blue cheese. There were countless people on Yelp raving about how good these wings were, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Honestly, these were some of the best wings I’ve ever had, with amazing flavor and just a touch of heat from the jalapenos. They’re incredibly messy, but oh so worth it.

In an attempt to add something healthy to the meal, we got salads next. I got the GR Wedge, while my wife got the Pub Caesar. Despite their elaborate presentations, they were pretty standard salads, and nothing to write home about. Next time I’ll probably skip the salad so I have more room for something else.

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Next up was the main course. As a long-time Hell’s Kitchen fan, I had no choice but to get Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington. For those who have never experienced a beef wellington before, it’s a filet mignon wrapped in phyllo dough with wild mushroom ductile, prosciutto and port wine sauce. It’s rare that you find a restaurant serving beef wellington anymore, so whenever I get the chance, I always order it. This one was second to none, and given how many I saw being served that night, it looks to be their most popular dish.

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My wife couldn’t decide between a few of the Classic Ramsay dishes, ultimately going with the Pan Roasted Sea Bass at the behest of our waitress. WOW! This might have been the best sea bass I’ve ever had, served on a bed of butternut squash risotto with maple-sage brown butter. She liked it so much that she is already planning on coming back for her birthday, just so she can get this dish!

For a side, we ordered the Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, which was unbelievably rich and decadent. Sweet Maine lobster, English cheddar, and herb crumbs make this the most amazing mac & cheese you’ll ever bite into. At $23, it’s by far the priciest side on the menu, but they give you a HUGE portion, so if you have a party of 4-5 you can easily share this.

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When our waitress came over to take our dessert order, I was FULL. But given how much I’d heard about the Sticky Toffee Pudding (which is apparently Gordon Ramsay’s mother’s recipe), I had to push through the pain and give it a shot. My wife ordered the Warm Chocolate Sponge, which comes with a side of Rocky Road ice cream. Both desserts were really good, you can’t go wrong either way. It was a great way to end the meal.

All in all, we had an amazing experience at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City, and I highly recommend making a reservation here so that you can experience his food for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Please visit https://www.caesars.com/gordon-ramsay-pub-grill for more information and to make reservations.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Now Open At Caesars Atlantic City

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Last September, we told you that Gordon Ramsay was planning to open a new restaurant at Caesars Atlantic City. Sure, the timing might have seemed questionable to some, given all the turmoil that Atlantic City has faced over the past year. But I wasn’t complaining, as I’m a HUGE fan of his cooking.

And now after months of waiting, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill officially opened their doors today at Caesars Atlantic City. The 250-seat restaurant offers guests an authentic English pub experience on the East Coast, following the enormous success of his Pub & Grill at Caesars Las Vegas. Reservations, which are highly recommended, can be made online at opentable.com or by calling the Pub directly at (609) 343-2600.

“We’re really excited about the opening after such a great success in Vegas. We have an amazing team and partnership with Caesars,” said Gordon Ramsay, and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the East Coast.

Veteran gourmet chef and long-time Atlantic City culinarian George Galati will oversee all kitchen operations for the outlet. Best known for his co-starring role alongside Chef Robert Irvine in Dinner: Impossible on the Food Network, Galati adds nearly 30 years of gourmet experience to an already well-equipped culinary staff.

Hell’s Kitchen Season 13 winner, Chef La Tasha McCutchen has been tapped as head restaurant chef, under Chef George. A fan-favorite throughout Season 13, LaTasha showed signs of her skill and culinary talents very early on, winning Chef Ramsay’s praise at crucial times. “I feel like I opened the doors to my future. I trusted in myself, I believed in myself and I know now that I have what it takes to be a true leader in this industry,” said McCutchen on winning the competition.

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The menu at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars features items consistent with British pub fare. Classic British favorites such as, bangers and mash and yorkshire rib roast, as well as some of Ramsay’s favorites like the beef wellington and wood-grilled lobster tail prepared on an oak-fired grill, will all be part of a rustic menu that will change seasonally. Paying homage to a true English pub, Chef Ramsay made sure a steak & ale pie, sticky toffee pudding and of course, the ale-battered fish & chips were included on his menu in Atlantic City.

The restaurant will have more than 26 beers served up on tap, featuring well-known and craft brewers such as Wells & Young’s, Magners Original, Fuller’s, and local brewers such as Cape May Brewing Co. An additional 22 bottled beers from around the world and around the greater Atlantic City region will always be stocked, as well as 16 widget cans and other can beer options. A unique selection of beers on tap will be made available for take home in custom 64-ounce growlers.

“With the announcement of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars, Atlantic City continues to elevate itself as a culinary destination, one that features big television personalities, celebrity chefs, and now a Michelin-rated chef,” said Kevin Ortzman, President of Caesars and Bally’s Atlantic City. “Chef Ramsay is one of the world’s most highly-regarded chefs as evidenced by his multiple culinary accolades and we are honored to partner with him at Caesars,” continued Mr. Ortzman.

Needless to say, I’m really excited to check it out the next time I’m in AC. It’s damn near impossible to find a restaurant that still serves beef wellington, so you know that’s what I’ll be ordering. If you make it down there before I do, make sure you come back and let us know what you thought of it!

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